“The First Thing on Your Second Wedding Day”
May 28, 2017
Weddings were always exciting in our home. So many things made weddings attractive and desirable: the wedding dress, the bridesmaid’s dresses, the flowers, the music, the food and friends after the wedding, the music and dancing, and (most of all?) the cake! We always had to stay for the cake. (I don’t remember anyone looking forward to seeing the groom’s tux…)
The couple getting married is also anticipating the wedding day — the celebration, the gifts, the consummation of the wedding, and the privilege of being with one another day after day.
Weddings are joyous and happy days — full of excitement, expectations, and anticipation.
And do you notice that no one ever looks forward to a second wedding day? No one says on his/her wedding day, “I’m happy about today, but I really can’t wait for my next wedding.”
Well — having just celebrated our 30th anniversary, I’m here to publicly declare that I am anticipating more and more, every day, my next wedding day. And that doesn’t mean I’m about to make an announcement about Raye Jeanne and me. It does mean that the older I get the more I anticipate Glory and my union, with the rest of the bride of Christ, to our Savior at the wedding feast of the Lamb.
John’s prophecy in the Revelation of Jesus Christ gives us ample reason to anticipate our next wedding — the heavenly wedding — because,
The marriage supper is the culmination of the Lamb’s redemptive work.
This prophecy provides us with four reasons to anticipate the wedding feast with the Savior:
- Our Heavenly Wedding is the Culmination of Christ’s Victory (19:6)
- Our Heavenly Wedding is the Culmination of God’s Redemptive Plan (19:7a)
- Our Heavenly Wedding Affords Us an Opportunity to Prepare (19:7b-8)
- Our Heavenly Wedding is About the Lamb (19:9)
Download the rest of this sermon Revelation 19:6-9.
The audio will be posted on the GBC website later this week.