Scripture Reading: Ephesians 5:30-33
The Apostle Paul was the incomparable master of illustration in his teaching and preaching. His clarity and intensity draw the hearer's attention and make his point plainly understood. Especially graphic is the relating ofmarital conjugation with the affinity of the church, the Body of Christ. The closest relationship with which the human mind can identify is that which exists between husband, and wife. Thus Paul appropriately applies the compariscoe "For we are members of His body, of His flesh, and of His bones. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the Church."
We who have received Him as Lord and Savior are one with Christ. We are indwelt by Him, identified with Him, submitted to Him. God is the Author of unity. Only by Him, through Christ, can a perfect state exist. What irony it is, that weak and puny man has the audacity to believe that by his own strength and ingenuity he can attain the unattainable by implementing his salvation apart from surrender to the one God and Father of all!
Man cannot please God in any way other than obedience to His will. Obedience to His will begins with acceptance of His love. It seems that man's most difficult task is that of accepting a gift of love; he prefers to barter for love rather than to receive it freely given. "Herein is love, NOT THAT WE LOVED GOD, BUT THAT HE LOVED US, and sent His Son ... " (I John 4:10).
How God Saves Men
Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
Read Romans 1:16, Romans 10:9-10 and 1. Corinthians 15:1-4
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