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Excellency and Glory of the Church, The


1. Derived from God. Isa 28:5.

2. Derived from Christ. Isa 60:1; Lu 2:34.

3. Result from the favour of God. Isa 43:4.

4. God delights in. Ps 45:11; Isa 62:3-5.

5. Saints delight in. Isa 66:11.

6. Consist in its

a. Being the seat of God’s worship. Ps 96:6.

b. Being the temple of God. 1Co 3:16,17; Eph 2:21,22.

c. Being the body of Christ. Eph 1:22,23.

d. Being the bride of Christ. Ps 45:13,14; Re 19:7,8; 21:2.

e. Being established. Ps 48:8; Isa 33:20.

f. Eminent position. Ps 48:2; Isa 2:2.

g. Graces of character. Song 2:14.

h. Perfection of beauty. Ps 50:2.

i. Members being righteous. Isa 60:21; Re 19:8.

j. Strength and defence. Ps 48:12,13.

k. Sanctification. Eph 5:26,27.

7. Augmented by increase of its members. Isa 49:18; 60:4-14.

8. Are abundant. Isa 66:11.

9. Sin obscures. La 2:14,15.