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The Mystery of the Bride of Christ

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Daniel Whyte III

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Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message #138

TEXT: Ephesians 5:22-33

When a man and woman get married, it is a beautiful thing. This man and woman who have different personalities, who come from different families, and who often have different backgrounds decide that they want to spend the rest of their lives with each other. I believe that a spiritual connection is formed between a husband and wife when they make their marriage vows before God and their family members and friends who are gathered as witnesses.

In His divine wisdom, God describes the union of Christ and his church in the terms of a marriage. We -- the church, the called out ones -- are named "the bride of Christ." The city where we will spend eternity -- New Jerusalem -- is described as being "adorned as a bride prepared for her husband." In Revelation 21:9, an angel tells the Apostle John, "Come, I will show you the Bride, the wife of the Lamb." And the Bible tells us that when we are caught up to Heaven to be with the Lord, we will attend the "marriage supper of the Lamb."

In Ephesians 5:22-33, as the Apostle Paul talks about the relationships among the members of the body of Christ, he likens the church's relationship with Jesus Christ to the relationship a husband has with his wife, and he says, "this is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church."

So, in our last message in this series on the mysteries of the Gospel, I want us to learn how we as the church -- the bride -- ought to relate to Jesus Christ -- the bridegroom.

+ Plus, listen to The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir as they sing "God Is Working" and Wess Morgan singing "You Paid It All".