The church of Jesus Christ is the most important institution in the world: "The assembly of the redeemed, the company of the saints, the children of God are more significant in world history than any other group, organization, or nation. The United States of America compares to the church of Jesus Christ like a speck of dust compares to the sun. The drama of international relations compares to the mission of the church like a kindergarten riddle compares to Hamlet or King Lear. And all pomp of May Day in Red Square and the pageantry of New Year's in Pasadena fade into a formless grey against the splendor of the bride of Christ. Take heed how you judge. Things are not what they seem."
Download mp3: John Piper, The Cosmic Church, Ephesians 3v10, March 1981
Greatly encouraging me this afternoon as I work on my seminar on 'love the church' for Forum 2008.