Love the Bride

in Church Love

Here's today's Bible Minute with David Chadwick.

There's a lot of talk today about not loving the Church. The Church isn't meaningful anymore. It's an institution that has passed by. It's not simply something we should look at anymore. And dear friends, I want to tell you something.

If you love Jesus, you have to love His Church. To say that you love Jesus and not love His bride, that's like coming to me and saying, "Hey David, I really like you. I just don't like your wife of 37 plus years, Marilynn." That's simply impossible. If you love me, you must love that which I love most in the world and that's my wife, Marilynn.

The same is true with Jesus. If you love Jesus, you must love that which He loves most in the world, His bride, His Church, the very organism for which He died. So today, love Jesus and love His Church. And when you're doing both, you are being very faithful.

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