…The church is the body of Christ?
So when God says the church is like a body, this tells us that ( i) we are all different as the members of the body are all different and have different functions, and that (ii) there is unity, just as the members of a body all work together in unity. And, most importantly, Christ is the Head of this body.
…The church is the house of God?
In a house everything must be arranged in such a way that is pleases the master of the house. So in God’s house: there is a certain order to be observed (1 Tim. 3:15). In God’s house, glory must be given to Him (Ps. 26:8) and everything must be holy (Ps. 93:5).
…The church is the bride of Christ?
The bride has to do with affection. This picture tells us that there is a relationship of love between Christ and the church (Eph. 5:25). The affections of the church must be undivided, only for Christ (2 Cro. 11:2). And the bride has one great desire: that the bridegroom comes! ‘Even so, come Lord Jesus’ (Rev. 22:17.20)