The Voice of the Bridegroom
Bishop Jan Liesen, SSD, of Breda in the Netherlands, gives a spirited 14-part discussion on revealing how God speaks to us in the Scriptures, and how Jesus is in fact the long-awaited bridegroom of the bride, the Church, as announced by John the Baptist.
LOVE STORY BETWEEN GOD AND HIS PEOPLE
Bishop Jan Liesen looks at how the relationship between God and his people is one vast love story.
THE BRIDEGROOM, FAITHFUL HUSBAND TO HIS BRIDE
Bishop Jan Liesen declares that God displays His unbounded spousal faithfulness by making a new, internalized covenant with humanity.
IF WE ARE FAITHLESS, HE REMAINS FAITHFUL
Bishop Jan Liesen describes the history of God’s people as a continual cycle of forgetting God and being unfaithful to Him, while He in turn never ceases to call them to sincere repentance and the fullness of life.
THE KING BRIDEGROOM ON HIS WEDDING DAY
Bishop Jan Liesen identifies the wedding day of the Son of God with His people as the day of His crucifixion, through which He gives the ultimate wedding gift of His life.
THE KING AND THE QUEEN MOTHER
Bishop Jan Liesen links the Old Testament tradition of the wedding day of the king and the privileged role of the queen mother, with the New Testament miracle of Our Lord at the wedding at Cana.
THE TESTIMONY OF JOHN THE EVANGELIST
Bishop Jan Liesen declares that humanity’s search for real love is satisfied only in God, just as John the Evangelist testified about Mary Magdalene encountering the resurrected Lord.
THE TESTIMONY OF THE PROPHET JEREMIAH
Bishop Jan Liesen discusses how the prophet Jeremiah's intense life was an example of living out God’s unending love for His people.
THE TESTIMONY OF THE PROPHET ISAIAH, pt. 2
Bishop Jan Liesen relates in the prophetic words of Isaiah that God loves His people in an everlasting covenant relationship, calling them to His life of righteousness.
THE TESTIMONY OF THE PROPHET ISAIAH, pt. 1
Bishop Jan Liesen recounts the prophecies of the prophet Isaiah, revealing that God is the bridegroom who rejoices over His bride, the people He created and calls His own, and with whom He wants to share His life forever.
IN THE BEGINNING
Bishop Jan Liesen discusses how God calls His people to marriage with Him as His bride, relating that this wedded bliss was enjoyed by mankind in the beginning, and can be so again, if we listen to the voice of the Bridegroom.
THE TESTIMONY OF JOHN THE BAPTIST, pt. 3
Bishop Jan Liesen concludes his discussion of John the Baptist exhorting the people to listen to Jesus as the source of true, everlasting spiritual joy.
THE TESTIMONY OF JOHN THE BAPTIST, pt. 2
Bishop Jan Liesen continues his discussion of John the Baptist pointing the way to Christ, the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the people by laying down his life for them.
THE TESTIMONY OF JOHN THE BAPTIST, pt. 1
Bishop Jan Liesen discusses John the Baptist's announcement of Jesus as the heavenly bridegroom, who calls his people to his eternal wedding banquet.