The Bride Without Spot or Wrinkle (34 of 40) by Jesus Culture Resources

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The Bride Without Spot or Wrinkle (34 of 40)
Series: Emerge: Identity
Jesus Culture - Banning Liebscher
Ephesians 5:25-33

Jesus paid the price for us to be holy and blameless, without spot or wrinkle, belonging to Him forever.

This week, we are going to look at how Jesus paid the full, complete price for our salvation. Nothing else needs to be done for us. When He declared, “It is finished,” He meant it.

No one can rest very well when they know they have stuff to do, but as we realize that Jesus took care of everything, we find true rest in His presence.

As long as we believe we still have to worry about our lives and the lives of our loved ones, we won’t be able to focus on what is truly important: relationship with God.

Last week, we talked briefly about needing to see ourselves the way God sees us. This week, that is our focus — we are holy and beloved in His sight (Col. 3:12).

Main Scripture: Ephesians 5:25-33

EQUIP: You are holy and dearly loved!

Have your group read EPHESIANS 5:25-33 and then focus on the observations and teaching points provided.

Teaching Point 1: Jesus took care of everything that needed to be done for us.

- Jesus made us “holy and without blemish” (Eph. 5:27). He saw to it that we, His Church, would be with Him forever.
- This love of God is a sacrificial love (Eph. 5:25-26). It nourishes and builds up the Church, the Bride of Christ (Eph. 5:28-29).

Les Miserables by Victor Hugo is considered one of the greatest stories of redemption in literature. The bishop kindly gives Jean Valjean a place to stay the night, but Valjean, a thief, steals his silver and takes off. He is caught the next day and brought back, with the silver, to the bishop’s house, but instead of condemning him, the bishop demands to know why he didn’t take the candlesticks as well. He completely covers the man’s debt, which transforms Valjean’s life forever. He receives this incredible mercy and goes on to become a good, caring man. ...

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