Our Relationship With Jesus Progresses As We Learn More About Him

Pastor Craig Moore   10/24/2012

Pastor Craig Moore is the Senior Pastor at Life Assembly of God Church in Rapid City, SD

As a couple was getting married in the home of the Bride's parents, the minister asked the groom, "Do you take this woman to be your wedded wife, to have and to hold, to love and to cherish for as long as you both shall live?" 

He promptly said what he had been told to say,  "I DO."  at that moment the Clock on the wall went off with a loud Coo Koo, Coo Koo, Coo Koo! 

To which the minister said, "Would you like a minute to consult the bird in the clock, perhaps he knows something you don't?" 

Marriage is less about finding the right person as it is being the right person. Saturday I will participate in the marriage of my Son, Caleb.  I am very proud of him and am completely and totally excited about the young woman that he is marrying. 

Rachel is awesome! John 15:15 - Jesus says, "I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master's business. Instead I have called you friends, for everything that I have learned from my Father, I have made known to you.

Romans 8:16 - The Spirit testifies with our spirit that we are God's Children

Revelation 19:7 Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb (Jesus) is come and his bride (the church - followers of Jesus) has made herself ready.

God compares our relationship with Him to a servant, friend, child and bride.  We progress in our relationship with God from servant to marriage partner.  Jesus is the groom, we are the bride.  Over a period of time, we learn more about him, and we literally fall in love with Jesus.  

That is not a quick, easy commitment statement.  We should take our time and look at who Jesus is.  Think about your own relationship with Jesus Christ.  Is it...

  • non-existent - I live my life the way I want, I know who Jesus is, but choose not to follow
  • like a servant - I'm doing my best to follow the rules, but there's not much of a relationship
  • like a friend - I really enjoy Jesus as long as he doesn't get too radical for me
  • like a parent / child relationship - I feel a freedom to be with him, He's my daddy! I love him - I have his DNA - I am becoming like him, walking in his footsteps, learning, growing.
  • like a marriage partner - We are intimate, we share things that I share with no one else. My heart is completely dedicated to Him. He is my everything.

I hope this makes you think about your relationship with Jesus.  Eternity is all about what you do with Jesus!


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