Sermons from New Covenant Community Church

The Beauty of the Church (Ephesians 5:25-33, Ephesians 4:15-16)

Joel Greutman, September 24, 2017
Part of the The Church series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

What is the ultimate purpose of the Church? Is it to help others? To worship God? To change the world? We should be about these things, but ultimately the purpose of the Church is to be beautiful. Jesus is coming back for a singular Church and we are a part of that Church. In this teaching, Pastor Joel Greutman shows us that we are a beautiful people that God has called, and that each on of us adds beauty to His Church that He is coming back for.

Tags: beauty, called, church

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Ephesians 5:25-33

25 Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, 26 that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, 27 so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. 28 In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church, 30 because we are members of his body. 31 “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” 32 This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church. 33 However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband. (ESV)

Ephesians 4:15-16

15 Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, 16 from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love. (ESV)

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