-Number two in the “You and Your Church” series-
This message by Pastor Rod Harris was delivered at Trinity Baptist Church on Wednesday evening, September 5, 2007, and was taken from Ephesians 5:25-32. The theme of this series of messages was taken from Stop Dating the Church, by Josh Harris.
Pastor Rod begins this message by reminiscing on three weddings: his own, 27 years ago, and those of his own two children earlier this year; all taking place at the same Trinity Baptist Church sanctuary. Because of these three events in his life Pastor Rod exclaims that he can never look at the church in the same way again. He goes on to point out three ways in which the church is described: 1. as the bride of Christ, 2. as the body of Christ, and 3. as the temple of Christ.
The closing, probing question was “How important is the church to you?”