God’s Master Plan and the Church


God has a master plan to unite all things to himself (Ephesians 1:10).

Christ is at the head of this plan (Ephesians 1:22).

His strategy involves the church fulfilling this plan (Ephesians 1:23).

Christ has so identified himself with his church that it is said to be his very body, much as Adam described Eve as “bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh” (Gen. 2:23) and as God declared man and wife to be “one flesh” (Eph. 5:28–30). The church, filled by Christ, is God’s priority in filling all of creation with the fullness of God. It’s obvious from scripture that we cannot divorce the church from God’s master plan.

QUESTION: If the church is a top priority in God’s plan to fill all of creation with his fullness, is it a priority in your life?