The Bride of Christ
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)
Love devalued today; love the most practical thing in the world; the love of Christ; Christ died for the Church; an example of love; marriage and the doctrine of the atonement; the preparation of the bride; sanctification; set apart for Him.