Thursday, May 17, 2012

a bride

Spirit of the Reformation Study Bible, quoted by J. Ligon Duncan and Susan Hunt in Women's Ministry in the Local Church:

Ephesians describes the church as God’s new humanity, a colony in which the Lord of history has established a foretaste of the renewed unity and dignity of the human race … a community in which God’s power to reconcile men and women to himself is experienced and then shared in transformed relationships.… It is an outpost in a dark world … offering light to the lost.… The church is a bride being prepared for the approach of her lover and husband.

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