"The Church is the mirror, that reflects the whole effulgence of the Divine character. It is the grand scene, in which the perfections of Jehovah are displayed to the universe. The revelations made to the Church - the successive grand events in her history - and, above all - the manifestation of "the glory of God in the Person of Jesus Christ" - furnish even to the heavenly intelligences fresh subjects of adoring contemplation."
[Bridges, Charles The Christian Ministry (Carlisle: The Banner of Truth Trust, 2006 reprint), 1.]
That's enough to keep me reading;)