Questions to help you dig deeper into this message:
Share what stood out and ministered to you most from this message, then share one memory from your own wedding (if you are married).
Read 1 Peter 1:18-19 and 1 Corinthians 6:19-20. Pastor Michael stated, “The idea that ‘we have been bought with a price’ is key to living this life of relationship with God. If you don’t get that, then you will never enter into the abundant life that God has planned for us.” Do you agree with this statement? Why or why not?
Read Matthew 6:28-30. It was mentioned that the New Testament, also called the New Covenant, is like the contract (ketubah) between the groom and the bride (and her father). In what ways does our Bridegroom, Jesus, commit to care for us in Scripture?
Much was spoken of the relationship between ‘wine’ and ‘joy’. Read Song of Solomon 1:4, where we are told to “remember (celebrate) His love (caresses) more than wine“. Do you think most Christians see God’s love for us as more precious than anything else this world has to offer? Why or why not?
Read and discuss Matthew 9:15. What is Jesus’ main point here?
In Revelation 22:17 the bride teams up with the Holy Spirit. For what purpose?