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A Great Mystery Christ and the Church “This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church.” (Ephesians 5:32) A Mystery • Called a great mystery – (Eph. 3:1-7) • Prophecy fulfilled in Christ (Luke 24:44,45; I Peter 1:6-12) Christ and the Church is Compared to Marriage • His love for the church (Eph. 5:25) • He is Head and Savior (23) • He might present her to Himself a glorious church (26,27) Dedication of the Church to Christ • Submit and Respect Him (Eph. 5:22,24,33) • Bear fruit to God (Rom 7:4) • Given fully over to His will (Eph. 5:28-30; Rom. 12:1,2) A Beautiful Picture The Marriage of the Lamb “Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, and the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready . . . ‘Write: Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb’” (Rev. 19:7-9)!
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