Week 4, Day 5

II. The church has seven major aspects

E. The bride of Christ—Eph. 5:25, 31–32; Rev. 22:17

Ephesians 5:25 Husbands, love your wives even as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her.

Ephesians 5:31–32 For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother and shall be joined to his wife, and the two shall be one flesh. 32 This mystery is great, but I speak with regard to Christ and the church.

Revelation 22:17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come! And let him who hears say, Come! And let him who is thirsty come; let him who wills take the water of life freely.

1. As the bride of Christ the church’s relationship with Christ is one of love—Eph. 5:25.

2. As the bride of Christ the church should match Christ as His counterpart—Rev. 22:17.

Read over the outline points and verses above and use these for your prayer to spend time with the Lord in the Word in the morning. After your prayer time, jot down in your notebook one or two things that the Lord touched you with.

Later, watch the following short video podcast sometime during the day.