The Glory, Importance and Beauty of the Church (Eph 3)
1. God's plan for history is to reveal His eternal wisdom and grace through the church.
- God's eternal plan led to... the church. The summit point of the wisdom of the omnipotent, omniscient God - is the church
- The revelation of his salvation - is the church. The crowning achievement of Jesus the Messiah, Son of God, Saviour King - is the church
- The ultimate revelation of God's goodness and justice and grace and wisdom is that you are one of God's beloved people
- Your membership of God's church is the most important thing about you. You are part of the cosmic display of God's glory. Are you giving it everything you've got?
2. A Fruitful, Healthy, Multiplying Church
- When you live for Jesus, wholeheartedly, you are displaying the glorious, beautiful wisdom of God.
- Whether we are gathered or scattered, we are members of his church.
What we need to learn to do is see the glory in our ordinary experience of being a member of God's church.