Psalm 45, Matthew 25:1 – 13, 1 Corinthians 12:12 – 27
Ephesians 5:28–30 (NKJV)
28 So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself. 29 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church. 30 For we are members of His body, of His flesh and of His bones.
I Husband and wife are one flesh.
Ephesians 5:23 (NKJV)
23 For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body.
II Christ and the church are one.
III How can one become the bride of Christ?
Make me a captive, Lord,
And then I shall be free;
Force me to render up my sword,
And I shall conqueror be!