All the Fullness of God
A Sermon on Ephesians 3:19
and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. (ESV)
Everyday we need spiritual strength to resist temptation and persevere in righteousness. Every day we need the power of God working in our lives. Dr.Martyn Lloyd-Jones helps us understand this great need from Paul's words in Ephesians 3:14-21. Dr. Lloyd-Jones focuses on verse 19 and shows us what it means to be filled with all the fullness of God. The Doctor helps listeners understand the difference between incommunicable and communicable, and gives several examples. God's incommunicable attributes include His eternity, immutability, omnipresence, omniscience, omnipotence and more. His communicable attributes are His holiness, righteousness, goodness, love, mercy, compassion, and more. Paul is expressing that we are to pursue the communicable attributes of God and strive to exemplify them in our lives. The incommunicable attributes, though inexplicable, allow us to bask in the glory of God's majesty and incomprehensibility. If we pursue these communicable attributes, we are putting on the new man and chasing after the fruit of the Spirit. Pursuit of these qualities is proof of a regenerate heart and the presence of Christ in our lives. In literal terms, being filled with the fullness of God means unity with Christ. The believer is in Christ, and Christ is in the believer. Listen as Lloyd-Jones encourages us with the word 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.