The church is the people of God, born again and sealed by the Spirit to the praise of His glory (Eph. 1:14). The church is also the means through which God is displaying his wisdom to all of creation (Eph. 3:10). Furthermore, the church is a people called out of the darkness and into the light of Christ in order to proclaim the excellencies of him who called us (1 Peter 2:9). God's purpose for His Church is to glorify Him and enjoy Him forever.