From Ephesians 3:18-19, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones passionately explains how this love was proven when God sent his son to die on the cross for sinners. The love of Jesus knows nothing of suspended animation. H. Spurgeon.The more we know the more are we conscious of our ignorance of that which is unknown, or, as Dr. Chalmers used to put it in his class — borrowing an illustration from his favourite mathematics — "The wider the diameter of light, the greater is the circumference of darkness." Ephesians 3:14-21 WHAT, THEN, IS THE BREADTH OF THAT LOVE? What exaltation!3. "That ye might be filled with all the fulness of God." What exaltation!3. We found that the way to measure the depth was to begin at the Throne, and go down to the Cross, and to the foul abysses of evil. [that you] may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height – to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; This prayer of Paul is not a “ho-hum” prayer! (d)Boundless love, in length exceeding our length of sin, suffering, backsliding, age, or temptation. Filled with God. Yes, and there was a man below with a gun, wishful to get a nearer acquaintance with the eagles, but they did not come down to oblige him. Spurgeon. (3) The depth. (a) Stoop of Divine love, condescending to consider us, to commune with us, to receive us in love, to bear with our faults, and to take us up from our low estate. "That ye might be filled with all the fulness of God." What more can be imagined? A woman once approached the famous preacher, G. Campbell Morgan, after he spoke and asked, Do you think we should pray for even the little things in our lives, or just for the big things? What must this be?4. 4. Filled with the fulness of God. There are two ways of arguing about the love of Christ, both of them valid, and both of them needing to be employed by us. What more can be imagined?(C. Here are words full of mystery, worthy to be pondered.1. What more can be imagined?(C. But, we still arent to the limit: Now to Him who is able to do far more a… They climb the steps of the door of science, and then they are introduced to her temple. Infinite. Spurgeon. Ephesians 3:18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height. "That ye might be filled," etc. Ephesians 2 Ephesians 3:18-19 Ephesians 4 | Expand chapter 18 may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. H. (4) We must settle down on His love as our foundation, on which we are grounded, as a building. Keep there, eagles. John Piper Mar 22, 1981 66 Shares Sermon. There are no step-children in His great family, and none of them receive a more grudging or a less ample share of His love and goodness than every other. (c) Where is the measure for all this? Our weakness, meanness, sinfulness, despair, make one factor of the measurement. The way to measure the height is to begin at the Cross and the foul abysses of evil, and go up to the Throne. "That ye might be filled with all the fulness of God." (c) Where is the measure for all this? (4) The height. Mankind has many common characteristics. The Dead Alive by Grace: Total Depravity from Ephesians 2:1–3. Missions Week. That they might be able rightly to value it (Philippians 3:8, 9). It includes a coming near to the object of our study. The "length" may suggest the duration of His love. Redemption, calling, perseverance. The Governed Life. One Way Christian Center. The higher air is the fit dominion for eagles, up above the smoke and clouds. "That ye might be filled with all the fulness of God." That they might depend upon it (James 1:17). )Among the heights of Divine loveC. 2. Scripture: Ephesians 3:14–21. Our FAQ * Send a MessageEmail: info@mljtrust.org, Site designed and developed by Five Q© 2012 MLJ Trust, Enter the Bible passage (e.g., John 3), keyword (e.g., Jesus, prophet, etc.) 2. (d)Boundless love, in length exceeding our length of sin, suffering, backsliding, age, or temptation. This love is not only without beginning, but it is without pause. The driver called out in the French tongue, "Eagles." Filled with God. )The knowledge of our ignoranceC. THE PRACTICAL RESULT OF THIS MENSURATION. The biblical view of God’s love is not simply sentimental, but it shows his love as deep and abiding. 1. Why, the love of Jesus, even in this present life, is a height unspeakable, for has it not lifted us up to become sons of God? The biblical view of God’s love is not simply sentimental, but it shows his love as deep and abiding. The first object of the Christian's knowledge should be the breadth of the Saviour's love. "That ye might be filled with all the fulness of God." Filled with the fulness of God. We carry the instruments of our saintly art, and the object of our devout contemplation within ourselves. We wonder that God should love us at all. Keep up in the higher element, resting in Jesus Christ, and do not come down to find a perch for yourself among the trees of philosophy.(C. "(b)Covering hosts of iniquities. Filled with the fulness of God. "Here," he would say, "here is the fountain, here is the source of it all." Keep up in the higher element, resting in Jesus Christ, and do not come down to find a perch for yourself among the trees of philosophy.(C. )Among the heights of Divine loveC. American. To sum up what we have said in four words. (b) Stoop of love personified in Christ. H. Cross references. What must this be?4. Let us meditate upon —(a)Eternal love in the fountain. What must this be?4. Be filled. Be filled. He stoops, and becomes incarnate; endures our sorrows; bears our sins; and suffers our shame and death. Ephesians 3:18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, (NASB: Lockman). Commentary, Ephesians 3:14-21, Brian Peterson, Preaching This Week, WorkingPreacher.org, 2015. The height of this love consists in making sinners heirs of God, and bringing them finally to glory (2 Timothy 4:6-8). (c)As never to be fully comprehended throughout the ages.III. Spurgeon. FOR WHAT PURPOSE HE EXPRESSES THIS DESIRE. (2) The length. The higher air is the fit dominion for eagles, up above the smoke and clouds. What must this be?4. What great things man can hold!2. God is not just able to do beyond what we ask, but abundantly beyond. may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. But all believers should experience the depth and breadth of God’s love for them in Christ Jesus. We wonder that God should love us at all. Easton. That is to say, the topmost thing in the universe, the shining apex and summit, glittering away up there in the radiant unsetting light, is the love of God in Jesus Christ. H. It were well to sail across this river and survey its broad surface. The more a man knows, he comes at more points into contact with the unknown.(C. The apostle desires that when the love of Christ becomes to us a solid reality we may have close communion with it. What great things man can hold!2. The more a man knows, he comes at more points into contact with the unknown.(C. What exaltation!3. (b)As to be revealed in future glory. Spurgeon. And there is another way to measure it. Eternal. H. Coeval then with Deity itself is the love of Deity towards its chosen ones. (b)Ceaseless love in the flow. Pauls Prayer Realised. How He stooped to our low estate. He pointed his rifle at them, but his shots did not reach half way, for the royal birds kept above. Every gracious soul ought to pray for such a measure of grace as may fit his capacity, None are so full, but they may... 3. 3. Filled with God. 18. Here are words full of mystery, worthy to be pondered.1. The apostle wishes us to be rooted and grounded in love, a vital union being established between our souls and Jesus, so that we love Him because He first loved us; and also a fiducial union, or a union of trust, by which we rest upon Jesus as the stones of a wall are settled upon the foundation. The more a man knows, he comes at more points into contact with the unknown.(C. What exaltation!3. Filled with the fulness of God. The driver called out in the French tongue, "Eagles." Spurgeon. THE PRACTICAL RESULT OF THIS MENSURATION. Sermon: Love and Submission Colossians 3:18-25 Our relationships inside our home should be filled with love and submission. H. Keep up in the higher element, resting in Jesus Christ, and do not come down to find a perch for yourself among the trees of philosophy.(C. (a) Stoop of Divine love, condescending to consider us, to commune with us, to receive us in love, to bear with our faults, and to take us up from our low estate. O backslider! If men can get you within range they mean no good to you. The other conceptions of that Divine nature spring high above us and tower beyond our thoughts, but the summit of them all, the very topmost as it is the very bottommost, outside of everything, and therefore high above everything, is the love of God which has been revealed to us all, and bought for us sinful men in the passion and manhood of our dear Christ. III. Keep up in the higher element, resting in Jesus Christ, and do not come down to find a perch for yourself among the trees of philosophy.(C. He is paying for his allegiance to our Lord. H. Redemption, calling, perseverance. (c)As never to be fully comprehended throughout the ages.III. The more a man knows, he comes at more points into contact with the unknown.(C. Yes, and there was a man below with a gun, wishful to get a nearer acquaintance with the eagles, but they did not come down to oblige him. See how near he would have Jesus to be! The Dead Alive by Grace: A Beautiful Workmanship from Ephesians 2:8–10 (3) The depth. 2. Part 1: Who Are You? (a)As developed in present privilege, as one with Jesus. What exaltation!3. He stoops, and becomes incarnate; endures our sorrows; bears our sins; and suffers our shame and death. H. "Master! Ephesians 3:18(NASB) Verse Thoughts Paul desires that the spiritual awareness of the saints of God is all-embracing, such that we are able to comprehend the multi-dimensional breadth, length, depth and height of God's love - through the sacrifice of His only begotten Son. Paul is a prisoner of the state when he wrote the amazing words for the Ephesians and for you and me. Eternal. THE PRACTICAL RESULT OF THIS MENSURATION. "That ye might be filled with all the fulness of God." we all occupy precisely the same relation to the love, the Divine love, which lies in Jesus Christ. Ephesians 3:18. But he would be reminded that "God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son." (c) Where is the measure for all this? (b)As to be revealed in future glory. Infinite. In his dignified British manner he replied, Madam, can you think of anything in your life that is big to God? Scripture: Ephesians 3:20. The higher air is the fit dominion for eagles, up above the smoke and clouds. Keep there! Scripture: Ephesians 3:10. What more can be imagined?(C. Keep up, Christian. Yes, and there was a man below with a gun, wishful to get a nearer acquaintance with the eagles, but they did not come down to oblige him. H. That is the measure of the depth of the love of Christ. (a) Stoop of Divine love, condescending to consider us, to commune with us, to receive us in love, to bear with our faults, and to take us up from our low estate. )Among the heights of Divine loveC. Your Identity: A New Creation from Ephesians 1:1–14. 3. Filled with all the fulness of God. The more a man knows, he comes at more points into contact with the unknown.(C. (c)Endless love in endurance. Election and the covenant. Keep up, Christian. That’s a lot of love! It all comes because this heaven-descended Christ has come down the long staircase of Incarnation, and has brought with Him into the clouds and oppressions of our terrestrial atmosphere a germ of life which He has planted in the heart of the race, there to spread forever. Nay, rather, that heaven of love which is "higher than our thoughts," bends down, as by a kind of optical delusion the physical heaven seems to do, towards each of us, only with this blessed difference, that in the natural world the place where heaven touches earth is always the furthest point of distance from us; and in the spiritual world, the place where heaven stoops to me is always right over my head, and the nearest possible point to me. Here are words full of mystery, worthy to be pondered.1. H. 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