Gospel Story

“From eternity past, it has been God the Father’s plan to glorify his Son by gathering a bride for him from among all the earth’s nations (Eph. 1:3-14; Rev. 21:2, 9; cf. John 3:29). Our Lord, God’s Lamb, has purchased this bride for himself with his own blood (Rev. 5:9) by becoming a curse for her (Gal. 3:13) and dying in her place (John 11:50-52; Eph. 5:2, 25). And thus he has saved her (Rom. 5:1-2, 6-11) and is sanctifying her (Eph. 5:26) so that ‘he might present [her] to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish’ (Eph.5:27; cf. 2 Cor. 11:2).” With Calvin in the Theater of God: The Glory of Christ and Everyday Life, Mark R. Talbot, pg. 79.

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