This Thing Called Church
-The church has become the greatest work of God. It is His Masterpiece. A Masterpiece is the greatest work made or done by someone. It is a work of art or craftsmanship done with masterly
GOD DID MUCH WORK BEFORE HIS MASTERPIECE
- He made the worlds - Psalm 147:4
- He made the Angels - l Corinthians 15:4
- He made mankind - Psalm 139:14
- He made Israel - Exodus 19:5; 135:4
- He made the Law - Exodus 20
- He made the Tabernacle of Moses
- Exodus 25-40
-None of this was enough, He decided that He needed a church. .. . . . He needed a Bride.
THE BRIDES OF THE BIBLE
- Eve - Made out of Adam, bone of his bone and flesh of his flesh.
- Rebecca - Journeyed a long way to one she had never seen yet loved.
- Captive Bride - Taken from the enemies of the groom. Shorn and stripped of the past life. New life is taken on, she is the choice of the groom.
- Abigail - The bride of wisdom because she tried to save others.
- Ruth - From an intruder to an inheritance.