Purification of the Bride
A Sermon on Ephesians 5:25-27
Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, 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. (ESV)
Cleansed from the guilt and power of sin; sin pollutes our nature; the error of baptismal regeneration; the purpose of baptism; the danger of separating the Spirit from the Word; the importance of the Word of God; sanctification explained; sanctified by the Spirit through the Word; our need to know God; the Ten Commandments show us our need of salvation.