faith comes by hearingand children are welcome
— Romans 10.17 —
"For God so loved the world..." But is Jesus' love for the world the same sort of love He has for His Bride?
What is the Church? Or better, Who is the Church? What is her function? How is she lead? How does she glorify God on the earth?
What makes the Church unique, special, different, set apart from any other organization, social club, or para-church ministry?
It's hard to know how we are without knowing who we are, or better, Whose we are.
Today we begin a short series on The Church, what makes her special, what her purpose in the world is, and how she is to accomplish that purpose.
Hope you'll join us as we begin in Ephesians 5, verse 22 for today's sermon entitled, "O How He Loves Her".
22 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands.
25 Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, 26 that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, 27 so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. 28 In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church, 30 because we are members of his body. 31 “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” 32 This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church. 33 However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.