Summary: Description of the church of Jesus
Why I Love The Church
March 5, 2000 - Danny L. Williams
Ephesians 5:25-27, vs.32
The passage I just read is regarded many time’s in reference to husband and wife relationships.
But Paul says in Vs. 32 “I ‘am speaking in reference to Christ and the Church”.
We begin a new series this morning on Why I Love The Church………..
Before you are seated turn to your neighbor and welcome them will you?
I encourage you after service if you have time to look at these Pictures.
Wayne: you have changed man…
Shirley you haven’t changed a bit.
I want to tell you this morning why I love the Church.
There are 2 reasons why I love the church.
1. I love the bride and 2. I love the bridegroom.
I have never gone to a wedding and seen the bride all adorned in white and all the train and veil the flowers.
You know all the mushy stuff….
But I never remember sitting there going “Boy she is so ugly” I don’t know how in the world that she got him.
Now I have been to some wedding’s I thought Man how did he get her?
It must be the money or something….
Because he sure doesn’t have look’s.
But some how the wedding took place.
Well, I want to tell you this morning,
I love the church. Because I love the bride of the church.
And that bride is us.
It is those who are washed in the blood and those who have been redeemed from their sins.
They are the bride of Christ.
The person you are sitting next to this morning may not look like a female and they are not possibly in the natural or the gender since.
But Wayne I want you to know you make a good looking bride.
Darren, Well,,, You make a good looking bride
David , You make a good looking bride.
Ed, You ah it’s good to see you this morning…..
The Church is the Bride of Christ….
This passage share with us some truths and principles regarding the bride of Christ.
First of all the Bride
1. _Pledges her life to the groom.
When they come to the altar they make pledges one to another and in VS.25 it says “he gave him self for the bride.
What she says is that I will be faithful to you.
I will not give my self to another.
“We love Him because He first loved us. “ 1 John 4:19
You may be here this morning and you feel like no one loves you. They may have walked out on you or they have rejected your love.
I want you to understand this morning that He loves you when no one else does,
He loves you when you don’t even love your self
And he loves you regardless of whether you love him…
The second reason I love the bride is not only has she pledged her life to the groom but #2. She is
2. _Perfect in the sight of the groom.
You say Pastor I know some people and they are not perfect. Look with me at Vs. 27
Read vs 27. Illustration.
When the father looks at us he see’s his son not our sins. So when God looks at us he see’s a people who have been washed in the blood and that is perfect this morning.
And then the devil, says You don’t know what you are doing.
Do you remember what you did last night?
And he keeps bring up you past and he keep’s knocking you over the head.
The next time Satan reminds you of your past you remind him of his future………….
Some of you this will be hard but I want you to repeat this: “In the sight of the father, I am perfect in his eyes.
“That the man of God may be perfect (Complete) equipped for every good work”
Third reason I love the Church.
Because the bride has:
3. Partnered with the groom.
Come here Susan Will You.
Folks I want you to know that she chased me , I mean I followed her and 9 ½ yrs ago, I chose to partner with her.
Weren’t we cute? Not ooh, yes…..is what your suppose to say.
Danny & Maudie you celebrated your 50th anniversary two years ago?
Never had a problem have you?
Danny has had health problems for years… Maudie has walked with you through that valley..
We have been married 9 ½ yrs. But I partnered with her.
Now we stood at a altar and a man stood there and said for better or for worse and believe me there has been both.
But when we get married we think it is only for the better…