Recently I had the privilege of preaching to an assembly of believers about the beautiful body of Christ from the book of Ephesians. We learned that believers in Christ are His body, the church; that the central focus of Christ's reign is his work for the church; that the Christian is a new man, neither Jew nor Gentile; that the church is the great mystery of God's redemptive plan revealed to Paul; that the church is one body; that Christ dearly loves and cares for the church, just as husbands ought to care for their wives; and that he calls the church his bride.
It is downright amazing that Christ would take blackened despicable rebellious sinners and single us out for his love, court us with his winsome ways, engage us with his grace, marry us forever without reservation, and make us his fruitful bride. We ought to be speechless with ecstatic joy over all that Christ, our dashing suitor, has done, is doing, and has promised to do for us.
We ought to be speechless except for a final reminder to the church, Christ's bride, in the book of Revelation.
The Spirit and the bride say, "Come!" He who hears, let him say, "Come!" He who is thirsty, let him come. He who desires, let him take the water of life freely.Revelation 22:17 (WEB)
The Spirit says "come!" The bride also says "come!" Dear friend, we are not perfect in the church. In fact we are far from it. We are terrible sinners. But we have got some great news! Jesus Christ gave his very life blood because of his love for sinful man.
Friend, come to Jesus Christ and join our fellowship at his cross.
We cannot, must not, will not be speechless about this awesome news!