John preached the same message at CCK Brighton last month. I'll add a link to todays version when it goes online later this week.
- "We cannot afford to be casual about the local church"
- "The United States of America compares to the church of Jesus Christ like a speck of dust compares to the sun." (Piper, quoted by Hosier)
- "These are my people" (...and this is my crowd. These are crazy, crazy, crazy, crazy nights.)
Piper is also excellent on the same passage on the cosmic church
Until Tuesday lunchtime I was contemplating preaching Ephesians 3:10 for Reading Family Church in a couple of weeks. One of the reasons I decided against that was that I knew I wouldn't find a better way to preach it that mimicry of Hosier and Piper. The other reason is that The Song of Songs tells the same doctrines of Christ and the church elsewhere in scripture but with a melody that I couldn't resist.