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Palm Sunday: A wedding in the making!

Jesus is the Groom who came to fetch His Bride... on a donkey.

Season 1, episode 21
27 min / Published

Episode 21 - Stephanie invites us to enter the last week of Jesus' earthly life. We will take a long, slow look at the events that precede the Cross and the Resurrection. On the menu here at Gospel Spice today, the first-century Jewish custom of betrothal! And, more specifically, how Jesus shouted loud and clear that He is the Bridegroom come the fetch His bride, the church... Matthew makes abundant use of non-spoken cultural clues to deliver this message clearly to his audience. 

But wait, we don't even really know what betrothal is anymore. And who knows what the ceremony entailed in first-century Israel? Well, you might actually know more than you think! It will remind you of many familiar passages taught by Jesus... who knew we knew so much!?! 🙂

Stay tuned for Part 2 of this series, The Groom has come, next week!

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We would be so honored to hear from you! A comment on your podcast app, or through Stephanie's website, would mean the world to us here at Gospel Spice! Tell us how we can serve you! What topics would you like Stephanie to cover? She is currently brainstorming ideas for when we are done with Matthew! Shoot her your thoughts 🙂


You can find her on Facebook as Stephanie.Rousselle and on Instagram as @StephanieRousselle.us. She also just got started on Twitter @GospelSpice though she has not had time to work on this yet (!!).


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This episode is part of the Easter | Seasonal Series series
Palm Sunday and Easter flavored with the spice of the gospel
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This episode and the next are so nourishing to hear ! Stéphanie brings a thorough knowledge of the Scriptures into perspective with local Jewish culture from Jesus' time and gives us a deeper understanding of the wonder of our Saviour's love for us. It's everyday language and often light-hearted, yet profound truths are reformulated and take on deeper meaning. It's fresh and real and lived out. It's an invitation to journey further, never a lecture or a guilt-trip. Highly recommended! Thank you, Lord, for this servant !

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