RENEWING OUR VOWS - P2

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I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service” (1 Timothy 1:12).  When Christ took Communion with His disciples, He was establishing a covenant with them—a betrothal covenant between Himself and His Church...

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CHRIST'S COMMUNION COVENANT - P1

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“God is faithful, through whom you were called into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord” (1 Corinthians 1:9). When we take Communion, we are reflecting on Christ’s covenant between Himself and His Church and celebrating His commitment to us:“This cup is the...

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OUR LONGING IS PURIFYING - P12

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“I stretch out my hands to You; My soul longs for You, as a parched land. Selah” (Psalm 143:6). Our actions have a great deal to do with where our minds are at.  If our minds are on food, we are either looking for a tasty burger or we are eating a salad.  If we’re...

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Tags: bride, desire, distractions, husband, longing, marriage, purifying, temptations

PSALM 143:6 - Berean Lamp Memory Verse - (Jan 3-10)

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The Berean Lamp Memory Verse for this week is:   “I stretch out my hands to You; My soul longs for You, as a parched land. Selah” (Psalm 143:6).   This is the TWELFTH and final Memory Verse in our series looking at our reality as the Bride of Christ to better understand...

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Tags: bride, desire, hope, husband, jesus, longing

DWELLING IN HIS PRESENCE - P11

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“Surely the righteous will give thanks to Your name; The upright will dwell in Your presence” (Psalm 140:13). Your “presence” in your spouse’s life is crucial for your relationship to be anything but a formality.  Presence means you make available everything...

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Tags: bride, bridegroom, character, darkness, fellowship, holy spirit, husband, intimacy, jesus, light, nature, presence, wife

PSALM 140:13 - Berean Lamp Memory Verse - (Dec 20-27)

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The Berean Lamp Memory Verse for this week is:   “Surely the righteous will give thanks to Your name; The upright will dwell in Your presence” (Psalm 140:13).   This is the ELEVENTH Memory Verse in our series looking at our reality as the Bride of Christ to better...

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Tags: bride, bridegroom, church, fellowship, holy spirit, husband, jesus, marriage, presence, relationship, wife

CONFESSING OUR SINS TO HIM - P10

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“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9). We all break the Law of God.  We all sin.  All sin is relational—relational to God and other people.  Yet, all sin is...

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Tags: bride, bridegroom, confessing, confession, fear, fellowship, forgiveness, husband, jesus, relationship, sin, wife

1 JOHN 1:9 - Berean Lamp Memory Verse - (Dec 13-20)

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The Berean Lamp Memory Verse for this week is:   “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9).   This is the TENTH Memory Verse in our series looking at our reality as the Bride of...

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Tags: bride, bridegroom, confessing, fellowship, forgiveness, honesty, husband, jesus, marriage, relationship, sharing, sin, trust, truth, wife

TAKING THE STIGMA OF HIS NAME - P9

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“You will be hated by all because of My name, but it is the one who has endured to the end who will be saved” (Matthew 10:22). Once married, a woman was traditionally united with the identity of her husband and all that his name stood for in the world.  Sometimes this union...

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Tags: husband, marriage, name, reputation, shame, stigma, unity, wife

TAKING HIS NAME AS HER OWN - P8

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“You will be hated by all because of My name, but it is the one who has endured to the end who will be saved” (Matthew 10:22). Traditionally, a bride takes the name of her husband when she marries him—she identifies with her husband’s identity, receives his name as her...

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Tags: bride, father, husband, identity, inheritance, marriage, name, purpose, reputation, son, wife

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