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This indicates where authority should reside. "Who hath loved us, and washed us from our sins in His own blood" (Revelation 1:5). The inspired apostle urges as an additional argument that man was created before the woman, but that woman sinned before the man. "Yet she is thy companion and the wife of thy covenant" (Malachi 2:14). H. Bayliss.I. Her Father is a Spirit, and this child has, in this respect, her Father's character. THE LOVE OF CHRIST TO HIS CHURCH. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. Well might the apostle speak of "the breadth and length and depth and height of the love of Christ which passeth knowledge." The second of these presentations we call official; and these are made by ministers. I smell its perfume. And this submission will be a delight, when rendered, not only from a consideration of the laws of nature, or the express precept of the Bible, but from that love which is the best bond and guarantee of order; that love without which the marriage relationship should not be formed; that love which renders obedience a luxury, and which itself is the fulfilling of the law. B. Its rivers and seas are clear as crystal. For what is authority without power to enforce it? Every true child of God should be willing, if need be, to fight for the Church.(J. It was a known, unknown love. It carrieth it higher yet. Oh, how did Christ, who is thy pattern, love His spouse! W. "A glorious Church, not having" — that is, "not having " as God sees us in Christ — "not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing." Robert Newton, the Wesleyan pulpit orator, and his bride, began their married life by retiring twice each day to pray with and for each other. (2) Let the foresight of this estate comfort us against our abasement in the world. He points out THE CAUSES TO WHICH IT IS TO BE ASCRIBED. "Who hath loved us, and washed us from our sins in His own blood" (Revelation 1:5). It is not merited by our holiness, but purchased by Christ. No "blemish."3. St. Paul evidently has in his mind the figure of a marriage. Ministers have a charge. In describing THE FUTURE CONDITION of the Church, the apostle has evidently in his mind two previous states of it — its original state when lying dead in trespasses and sins, and its subsequent earthly state, when separated from the mass of the ungodly and partially redeemed.II. Christians, well should the prospect that we have been imperfectly opening, animate and comfort you.3. (2) His love is persevering. 28).4. By bringing her into a state of union with His person (1 Corinthians 6:15).3. The garment is thoroughly cleansed, and there are some chemicals and acids applied, and the spots can be got out.IV. A. love of sympathy.5. The word itself suggests the idea of unceasing effort and self-sacrifice. Rejoicing to be like our Holy Husband.5. This purity and holiness shall then be exactly complete.While we are in the world, neither is the whole Church perfect, nor particular believers. Oh, that our hearts were exercised more about these things!2. In the stead of the Church He died, to deliver her from death, the sentence which so righteously lay upon her. Christians, the Bride of Jesus, do not frustrate His gracious purpose by wilful sin. God grant that this power may not decay through disuse, nor make itself a curse by being perverted I4. The fact remains — that man, as such, is generally the stronger both in body and will. Bradley, M. Why it sinks them the lower in disgrace, and degrades them the more.1. In a way of reverence. And she melts like ice cream on the 4th of July. And in this sense the apostle exhorts, "Love, even as Christ also loved."I. Spurgeon. The righteousness which justifies — Christ's.3. To Thee I dedicate Myself. So the husband must love the wife, that his heart may cleave to her, and take delight in her; as it is said: "The young man had a delight in Jacob's daughter" (Genesis 34:19).Secondly: The degree.1. In a way of imitation. There is no true marriage in the absence of it. The heart of the husband "safely trusts in her" (Proverbs 12:4). The Six Radical Resolutions of Biblically-Wise Dating. Of these he mentions four.1. Gold and jewels and costly array are given to a bride. But why is the Church to be thus sanctified? Spots are consistent with beauty; but yet they detract from it. One flower is very sweet. See that this work be begun, for heaven is but the perfection of what is begun in this life; and when it is begun, never give over till you attain this perfect estate. How completely this demolishes all ideas of human merit.2. N. Norton, D. D.What a broad scope of thought is embraced in these few words! the general state of society does not require us to say it. Glorious in holiness and purity.(1)Perfect. In setting forth of which take notice —1. You remember when Edward I received a wound one day from a poisoned dagger, his wife, Eleanor, sucked out the poison, venturing her own life to save her husband's. 1. Christ can do no greater work for us and in us than promoting such resemblance. Poetical Books There are deficiencies which are compatible with sincerity, and the life of God in the soul. A. Now, in the Scripture, my brethren, we find a three-fold presentation of believers spoken of.1. Jay.I. Heaven is a very gladsome and blessed place. Holiness makes the angel; the want of it the devil. All terminates in this one blessed end, that Christ, in the great day of His triumph, may "present the Church unto Himself a glorious Church." Ministers have a charge. Atkinson. This He does by the sanctifying influences of the truth through the operation of the Holy Spirit, which is compared to the cleansing of the body by water. Obey His laws, honour His authority, imitate His example.4. And in this sense the apostle exhorts, "Love, even as Christ also loved."I. Slade, M. His love does not grow weary, suffers no reaction, has no intervals of indifference, is not diverted by other objects, does not cool with years, but is unchanging, undying, everlasting. THE DESTINY OF THIS GLORIOUS AND MUCH LOVED CHURCH. But the love of Christ was manifested, not to the rich, the prosperous, and the happy; but to the fallen, the condemned, the ruined, the wretched. No "spot."(2)Youthful. A. He has espoused and called her His, even here, and now, watching over her with fond affection, and supplying all her wants. Just as afterwards, in the copy, the man is not loved first, but the woman. Just when the nuptials are to be celebrated we do not know, but the entrance of this glorious Church upon her glorious destiny as the Lamb's wife is to be an event before which all other nuptials shall be as the glimmer of a candle in the light of a midsummer sun. Glorious in position, immunities, and honour. Language seems altogether to fail in describing the love that Jesus has to His Church. This presentation is a very peculiar one, for you see, it is by and to the very same Being. It bound Him to the cross and held Him there, and not the iron nail that pierced His hands and His feet. We thus come to treat of the second state of the Church in the course of its holy progression, that to which the faithful are removed on their departure from this world. H. Bayliss.I. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point Of this the apostle speaks when he admonishes the Romans, saying, "I beseech you, therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service." It is. 2. Robert Newton, the Wesleyan pulpit orator, and his bride, began their married life by retiring twice each day to pray with and for each other. The father did much for his boy when he dashed into the burning house to rescue him; but that was frenzy, the transient ecstasy of love, and it was for his own boy, not for a stranger, much less an enemy. All terminates in this one blessed end, that Christ, in the great day of His triumph, may "present the Church unto Himself a glorious Church." Loving Him, and others for His sake.(C. He gave Himself to His Church by leaving heaven and becoming incarnate that He might assume her nature.2. Wrinkles are one of the common symptoms of age or weakness. (b)As a sacrifice, a mediatorial sacrifice: "When thou shalt make His soul an offering for sin" (Isaiah 53:10; Ephesians 5:2). Other motives are superadded. Glorious from the estimation in which God holds her (Deuteronomy 32:9).3. We fully acknowledge that the Church of Christ is just like its Author; it has "no form nor comeliness" in the eyes of the world, and "no beauty that men should desire it"; and so, like Himself, it is "despised and rejected of men." It seems exhausted. This, then, is to be the glorious destiny of this glorious Church — she shall become the bride of the Lamb. (5) Improve it to thankfulness to Christ; for we have all our holiness from Christ; from first to last, He is the Author and Finisher; He purchased and procured the Spirit of sanctification for us (Titus 3:5, 6). But Christ's love for His Church was a deliberate plan, not entered upon in an hour of frenzy, but in calm counsel in the eternal sunshine of heaven, and it was executed through slow-going years of persecution, that the very men who lacerated Him with whips, and thorns, and nails, might be washed in the blood they shed, and come thereby to the "fellowship of the firstborn."II. 4. A. It is not merited by our holiness, but purchased by Christ. 3. By bringing her into a state of union with His person (1 Corinthians 6:15).3. Volume 6 — #4170 — Ephesians 5:25-33 By the life, death, and resurrection of Christ Jesus, the church has been redeemed from sin and cleansed from all unrighteousness. Among nations and in families authority and power must go together. Wrinkles are one of the common symptoms of age or weakness. a. Let it still cling there — following the oak's growth, leaning on it, finding its stability and life in it, while it clothes the oak's strength and ruggedness with grace and beauty. The Bible never says this. An entire and undivided love (John 17:26).5. God created the family to be in service of him. The figure used is evidently that of an oriental wedding. 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