A Sermon on Ephesians 3:18-19Read more
Are you working to grow closer to Christ? Are you taking time to be with Him in prayer and in His Word? Or is your relationship with Him mostly intellectual? In this sermon from Ephesians 3:18-19, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones explains why it is so important that we not only know the right things about God but also apply them to our lives. Many believers are like people who have been left a great fortune but do not realize it. God tells us to apply our knowledge of Him to our lives, and part of this is not quenching the Spirit. Especially in today’s rationalistic culture, Christians are so wary of excess of emotion and the pitfalls it can bring in their relationship with the Lord that they cut themselves off to the depth of the knowledge of God that Paul writes about. Dr. Lloyd-Jones reminds us that this fear of an excess that is controllable and avoidable on our part is no reason to go to the extreme and leave no room for knowing God intimately in this way! Paul was adamant in proclaiming how much joy we can have by knowing the Spirit intimately, and Lloyd-Jones gives several examples to demonstrate that those who have been busiest for the Lord are those who knew Him intimately like a friend.
Additional Scripture Translations
Ephesians 3:18-19, New American Standard Bible
18may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and height and depth, 19and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled to all the fullness of God.
Ephesians 3:18-19, King James Version
18May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; 19And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.
About Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981) was a Welsh evangelical minister who preached and taught in the Reformed tradition. His principal ministry was at Westminster Chapel, in central London, from 1939-1968, where he delivered multi-year expositions on books of the bible such as Romans, Ephesians and the Gospel of John. In addition to the MLJ Trust’s collection of 1,600 of these sermons in audio format, most of these great sermon series are available in book form (including a 14 volume collection of the Romans sermons), as are other series such as "Spiritual Depression", "Studies in the Sermon on the Mount" and "Great Biblical Doctrines". He is considered by many evangelical leaders today to be an authority on biblical truth and the sufficiency of Scripture.