Lost in Wonder: A Biblical Introduction to God's Great Marriage

Lost in Wonder: A Biblical Introduction to God's Great Marriage

by Peter Mead


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Often the gospel can become only a legal means of forgiveness - like a marriage which exists only to pay the mortgage.
Lost in Wonder is a call back to the joy of our salvation and our first love for Christ. It explores our current and eternal union with Christ using the Biblical analogy of marriage - and shows the profound beauty in both.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781781919071
Publisher: Christian Focus Publications
Publication date: 12/02/2016
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Peter Mead is director of Cor Deo, a mentored ministry training programme based in Chippenham, England. He is on the leadership team of a church plant and leads the Bible Teachers & Preachers Networks at the European Leadership Forum.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 7

Foreword Ray Ortlurtd, Jr. 9

Introduction 13

Part 1 What Kind of God, What Kind of Creatures? 21

Ch.1 The Beautiful Union of God (John 17) 23

Ch.2 The Culmination of His Creation: The One-Flesh Couple (Genesis 1-2) 31

Ch.3 Divided! (And It's Not My Fault!). (Genesis 3) 39

Ch.4 Of Wells and Wives (Genesis) 49

Ch.5 The jealous God (Exodus 19, 32) 59

Ch.6 The Bible's Biggest Big Idea (Leviticus 26:11-12 traced through Bible) 69

Part 2 A Faithful God, And 79

Ch.7 Black Velvet, Bright Diamond (Judges & Ruth) 81

Ch.8 Royal Weddings & Scandals (David & Solomon) 91

Ch.9 Marry Who? (Hosea) 101

Ch.10 My Delight Is In Her (Isaiah) 113

Ch.11 The Voice of the Bridegroom (Jeremiah) 121

Ch.12 Will Anything Shock Her? (Ezekiel) 133

Part 3 Here Comes the Groom 143

Ch.13 Jesus: Onion Personified … Birth (Incarnation) 145

Ch.14 Jesus the Wedding Storyteller (Various) 153

Ch.15 Jesus the Marriage Advocate (Matthew 19, John 8, etc) 163

Ch.16 Jesus the Bridegroom (John 1-4) 171

Ch.17 Jesus the Builder (John 14-16) 185

Ch.18 Jesus' Great Union Proposal (John 18-20) 195

Part 4 Union with Christ 205

Ch.19 Religion, or Relationship? (James) 207

Ch.20 Already, Not Yet (Romans) 217

Ch.2l In Church & In Christ (1 & 2 Corinthians) 229

Ch.22 Union with the Trinity (Ephesians) 239

Ch.23 Wedding Anticipations (I John & Revelation 2-3) 251

Ch.24 The Wedding! (Revelation 14, 19-22) 263

Conclusion 275

Sources Cited 281

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