Sunday Sermon Notes 6/13/2021

Read Genesis 2:23-24, Colossians 1:18 and Ephesians 5:30

  • When a man and woman get married, they become one flesh, after the man leaves his parents
  • Jesus, who had ultimate supremacy, left his Father in Heaven, and came to earth to show us how to follow God and married the church, that is us
  • We are members of the church, the one body, the bride of Jesus
  • So now, when God looks at the church, he sees us because we have been reconciled to Him through Jesus’s sacrifice

Read Deuteronomy 22:13-21

  • In Jewish custom, the women had to prove virginity in order not to be stoned
  • Remember, Mary was pregnant with Jesus before marrying Joseph?
  • Jesus was willing to be born of an unmarried woman, which was a lowly stigma in that time
  • When we were still sinners, Jesus died for us anyway, this is outside of the culture of Jewish tradition

Read John 1:11 and Matthew 15:24

  • Jesus went to his own people, they rejected him
  • When we say “no” to Jesus, he keeps returning to help us reconcile back to him
  • He was willing to go against Jewish tradition and even helped a Canaanite woman, he makes exceptions to meet needs when necessary. 
  • He goes above and beyond laws to take care of people

Read Hosea 3:1-4 and 1 Corinthians 6:18-20 and Hebrews 5:7

  • Hosea had to buy back his wife
  • This is how God feels about “buying” adulteress people
  • Hosea had to love his wife the same way
  • We were bought at a price, so we should honor God with our bodies
  • Jesus paid for his “wife” the church, with his very life
  • Jesus was submissive to God’s plan of reconciliation for his people
  • What makes you drop to your knees and cry out to God like Jesus did?

Read John 10:16, Isaiah 53 and Ephesians 6:25

  • Jesus went against tradition again, and brought Jews and Gentiles together
  • He was willing to do anything to save us, like give up his life and come here to earth