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    • A Glorious Church Eph 5:27
    • • The church is glorious! A Glorious Church
    • • The church is glorious! – Jesus died “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” (Eph 5:27, ESV). A Glorious Church
    • • The church is glorious! – Jesus died “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” (Eph 5:27, ESV). – Tonight, we want to examine how glorious the church truly is! A Glorious Church
    • THE CHURCH IS GLORIOUS IN HER ORIGIN. A Glorious Church
    • • Christ established his church. A Glorious Church
    • • Christ established his chuch: “I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it” (Mt 16:18, ESV). A Glorious Church
    • • Christ established his church: (Mt 16:18). • The church’s establishment cost Jesus his life. A Glorious Church
    • • Christ established his church: (Mt 16:18). • The church’s establishment cost Jesus his life: “Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood” (Acts 20:28, ESV). A Glorious Church
    • • Christ established his church: (Mt 16:18). • The church’s establishment cost Jesus his life: (Acts 20:28). • Men have established churches at a comparatively small cost. A Glorious Church
    • • Christ established his church: (Mt 16:18). • The church’s establishment cost Jesus his life: (Acts 20:28). • Men have established churches at a comparatively small cost. • The church of our Lord was costly! A Glorious Church
    • THE CHURCH IS GLORIOUS IN HER HEAD. A Glorious Church
    • • Different churches have different humans as their heads. A Glorious Church
    • • Different churches have different humans as their heads. • But, Christ is the head of his church. A Glorious Church
    • • Different churches have different humans as their heads. • But, Christ is the head of his church. – God “put all things under his [Christ] feet and gave him as head over all things to the church” (Eph 1:22, ESV). A Glorious Church
    • • Different churches have different humans as their heads. • But, Christ is the head of his church. – God “put all things under his [Christ] feet and gave him as head over all things to the church” (Eph 1:22, ESV). – “He is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent” (Col 1:18, ESV). A Glorious Church
    • • Human leaders receive their commission from other men. A Glorious Church
    • • Human leaders receive their commission from other men. • Christ received his appointment from the Father. A Glorious Church
    • • Human leaders receive their commission from other men. • Christ received his appointment from the Father. – “I have not spoken on my own authority, but the Father who sent me has himself given me a commandment—what to say and what to speak” (Jn 12:49, ESV). A Glorious Church
    • • Human leaders receive their commission from other men. • Christ received his appointment from the Father. – “I have not spoken on my own authority, but the Father who sent me has himself given me a commandment—what to say and what to speak” (Jn 12:49, ESV). – “The Father judges no one, but has given all judgment to the Son” (Jn 5:22). A Glorious Church
    • • Human leaders die & need to be replaced. A Glorious Church
    • • Human leaders die & need to be replaced. • Christ lives forever. A Glorious Church
    • • Human leaders die & need to be replaced. • Christ lives forever. – “I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades” (Rv 1:18, ESV). A Glorious Church
    • • Human leaders die & need to be replaced. • Christ lives forever. – “I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades” (Rv 1:18, ESV). – “He holds his priesthood permanently, because he continues forever” (Heb 7:24, ESV). A Glorious Church
    • THE CHURCH IS GLORIOUS IN HER HISTORY A Glorious Church
    • • She is glorious in the face of “defeat.” A Glorious Church
    • • She is glorious in the face of “defeat”: “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us” (Rm 8:37, ESV). A Glorious Church
    • • She is glorious in the face of “defeat”: Rm 8:37. • She is glorious in victory. A Glorious Church
    • • She is glorious in the face of “defeat”: Rm 8:37. • She is glorious in victory: “I know that you have but little power, and yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name” (Rv 3:8). A Glorious Church
    • THE CHURCH IS GLORIOUS IN HER MINISTRY. A Glorious Church
    • • “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Mt 28:19, ESV). A Glorious Church
    • • “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Mt 28:19, ESV). • “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation” (Mk 16:16, ESV). A Glorious Church
    • THE CHURCH IS GLORIOUS IN HER IDEA. A Glorious Church
    • • The ideal of the church is the salvation of lost men & women. A Glorious Church
    • • The ideal of the church is the salvation of lost men & women. – “She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins” (Mt 1:21, ESV). A Glorious Church
    • • The ideal of the church is the salvation of lost men & women. – “She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins” (Mt 1:21, ESV). – “I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek” (Rm 1:16, ESV). A Glorious Church
    • THE CHURCH WILL BE GLORIOUS IN HER FUTURE. A Glorious Church
    • • “I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that Day what has been entrusted to me” (2 Tm 1:12, ESV). A Glorious Church
    • • 2 Tm 1:12. • “See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is” (1 Jn 3:1-2, ESV). A Glorious Church
    • THE CHURCH IS GLORIOUS IN HER PRIVILEGES. A Glorious Church
    • • Members aren’t voted in. A Glorious Church
    • • Members aren’t voted in. Anyone who wants may come. A Glorious Church
    • • Members aren’t voted in. Anyone who wants may come. • Members an understand the Scriptures for themselves. A Glorious Church
    • • Members aren’t voted in. Anyone who wants may come. • Members an understand the Scriptures for themselves. – “When you read this, you can perceive my insight into the mystery of Christ” (Eph 3:4, ESV). A Glorious Church
    • • “Now to him who is able to strengthen you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery that was kept secret for long ages but has now been disclosed and through the prophetic writings has been made known to all nations, according to the command of the eternal God, to bring about the obedience of faith” (Rm 16:25-26, ESV). A Glorious Church
    • • Members have the privilege of divine kinship. A Glorious Church
    • • Members have the privilege of divine kinship. • God is our Father & Christ is our brother. A Glorious Church
    • • “All who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, ‘Abba! Father!’ The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him” (Rm 8:12-17, ESV). A Glorious Church
    • • Members have a glorious inheritance. A Glorious Church
    • • “I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. . . . We ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. For in this hope we are saved” (Rm 8:18-19, 23, ESV). A Glorious Church
    • ARE YOU A MEMBER OF THAT GLORIOUS CHURCH. A Glorious Church