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Title: THE RELATIONSHIP OF CHURCH TO CHRIST

Text: Ephesians 5:25-27

Main Idea: Christ loves His Church, as the husband loves his wife.

Introduction:

In his letter to the church in Ephesus, Paul likened Christ relationship and His church to a
husband and wife.

In this passage, we will learn:

I. What Jesus DID? V. 25


a. Loved the Church
b. Gave Himself for it
II. What Jesus is DOING? V. 26
a. Sanctify it
b. Cleanse it
III. What Jesus WILL DO? V. 27
a. Present the Church holy and blemish
b. Return for and be wed with

Conclusion:

We are the Church, the called out ones. Christ bought us with a high price-it cost us His blood!
We should reflect that same expression of love to each other. We should love what Jesus loves-
His church.