Seeking to Comprehend
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)
Do you long to have a close relationship with God? Perhaps you have noticed that the pursuit of worldly things fails to provide any lasting peace or joy. Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones preaches this sermon from Paul’s letter to the Ephesians (Ephesians 3:19) and shows us how we can get to this point of intimacy we desire so strongly. First, we must pray for ourselves without ceasing that God would strengthen our inner man according to His glorious might and power. This is especially important because as you actively seek to know God more, you will become targets of Satan! Thus, it is essential that you pray for strength to persevere through the attacks that Jesus promised will come our way as we follow Him. Second, in order to know Him intimately, we must seek the Lord Himself—not just ideas about Him. Even for Christians, it is easy today to reduce our relationship with God to an abstract, intellectual concept. This, however, will not lead to intimacy. Third, we must seek His love. However, The Doctor also has a warning for us— we must never think of our relationship with God as something where we will always get the desired results as long as we push the right buttons. This is not true in our spiritual life because we are dealing with a relationship, not a mechanical robot! Listen as Lloyd-Jones explains how we can avoid this pitfall and how we can know God on a deep level.
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.