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Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM


  • The Circle of the Bride

    Tuesday, October 13, 2020

    In the traditional Jewish wedding, before the moment of joining, the bride must circle the groom seven times. Why? It's a sort of dance of love, a sign that the bride is going to center her life around her bridegroom. Everything she does is, in some way, going to revolve around her beloved. The Bible calls Messiah the bridegroom, and the Church His bride. So in the same way that the Hebrew bride must circle her bridegroom, so the Church must also circle her Bridegroom, her Beloved, Messiah. And if you are His bride, then you need to do the same... to live your life as a dance of circles around your Beloved. It means you revolve everything in your life around Him. You revolve your day around Him. You revolve your family and home life around Him. You revolve your work life around Him. You revolve your thought life around Him. You revolve your dreams, hopes, and plans around Him. You resolve your life around Him. You revolve everything you do and are, around Him - and then your life will become a beautiful dance of love from the Bride around Her Beloved.

    From Message #1327 - The Age Of The Huppah

    Today's Mission

    Make this day a day of worship - a circle dance of the bride around the Bridegroom - center everything you do around your Beloved.

    Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 5:18

    Rabbi Jonathan Cahn