Day 8

The Bride of Christ

from the This Is the Church reading plan


Ephesians 5:15-32, Revelation 19:6-9, Revelation 21:2-11, Revelation 22:17, Revelation 22:20

BY She Reads Truth

Since 2012, She Reads Truth has maintained a singular mission: to be women in the Word of God every day. Ten years later, our community includes “Shes” from across the globe, but our mission hasn’t changed.

Reading Scripture together is the centerpiece of what we do at She Reads Truth. As we spend time as a community reading This Is The Church, we encourage you to start by reading the daily Scripture on your  own. Then join us here to engage and encourage one another as we respond to what we’ve read. Each day for this series, we’ll include a brief summary of the reading along with a prompt for conversation.


Scripture illustrates the relationship between Christ and His Church through the imagery of a wedding. As the bridegroom, Christ loves, provides for, and sacrifices Himself for His bride, who responds to His love in preparation and submission.

Today, along with responding to the reading, share with the community in the comments why you wanted to engage with this reading plan. What are you hoping to learn more about? 

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177 thoughts on "The Bride of Christ"

  1. Tiffany Reynoso says:

    I want to fall back in love with the Bride of christ. Too many times I’ve been disappointed or enabled the church’s imperfections. I want that same love and compassion Christ has for his bride.

  2. madison haley says:

    I started this series to learn about the church and the proper structure to hear from the Lord if we should make the switch in churches but ironically I am recently engaged and this series is teaching me something so different than what I intended to get out of it and the comparison of the church as Jesus’s bride is something I obviously always knew of but it never resonated with me until this season of my life and preparing for marriage.

  3. Ruth Howard says:

    This is so hard, Cathy. I am praying for you, for the needed grace and wisdom.

  4. Ruth Howard says:

    I love the descriptions of the Bride in Revelation, specifically Revelation 7:9-10, which refers to people from “every nation, and from all tribes and peoples and languages standing before the throne and before the Lamb” praising God. This is a picture of what the Church is working toward – so that every people group will be represented in heaven before God’s throne. I chose to do this study because I am interested in better understanding how to be a better part of the Body and ways I can better view and support my global brothers and sisters.

  5. Ruth Howard says:

    I love the descriptions of the Bride in Revelation, specifically Revelation 7:9-10, which refers to people from “every nation, and from all tribes and peoples and languages standing before the throne and before the Lamb” praising God. This is a picture of what the Church is working toward – so that every people group will be represented in heaven before God’s throne.

  6. Kelli Mckee says:

    Our group is doing this study together

  7. Cathy says:

    My mainline denomination is splintering and I am searching for a new church home. I do believe, however, that God can use everything, all of us…..for His glory and that means …though I hurt, because I truly love the members of my church, even those I disagree with…. I can leave in love. Please pray I find the right fit in my next church. Thank you!

  8. Kelsie Austin says:

    Division is so prominent in our world today. I pray that among so much of that the church radiates His glory with a spirit of unity that is so foreign to the world. I wanted to be reminded through His Word what that truly looks like.

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