THE THEOLOGY STATED
The reason for all creation is the overflow of the Father’s love for the Son. The expression of the Father’s love for the Son will be multiplied through a suitable, corporate bride, who loves much for having been forgiven much (cf. Luke 7.47). The preparation of the bride involves the Father’s love being perfected in her (1John 4.12) as she learns deep obedience to the greatest commandment (Matthew 22.37-38), and does all things for God’s glory (1Corinthians 10.31) in order to draw others to the heavenly Bridegroom (Revelation 22.17).
Theology Of The Bride Syllabus
This is the syllabus that Roderick Graciano uses to lead an extended Socratic discussion on the theology of the Bride and its implications for exegesis and ministry. It’s most recent update was on Feb 13, 2017.
Theology Of The Bride Leaders’ Discussion: Session 1
This is an audio recording of a discussion of the theology of the Bride among pastors, missionaries and other church leaders. It is one hour and eighteen minutes long.
Theology Of The Bride Leaders’ Discussion: Session 2
This is an audio recording of a discussion of the theology of the Bride among pastors, missionaries and other church leaders. It is one hour long, and — along with other matters — addresses questions like, “What does it mean for the Bride to be suitable?” and “Is there a gift of celibacy?”
Recommended Resources and Related Articles
Jesus The Bridegroom
This volume is available on AmazonSmile. This is one of a handful of current books exploring the biblical teaching regarding the Bride of Christ. While Timothy Ministries does not subscribe to the sacramental ideas in chapter 6, in which the author slips away from the Hebraic background of Scripture into the Hellenistic perspectives of the early Fathers, we nevertheless recommend this volume for its many insights into the nuptial connotations of familiar biblical passages.
The Romance Of Redemption
This volume is available on AmazonSmile. One of a handful of current books exploring the biblical teaching regarding the Bride of Christ.
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