The Greatness and Power of God
A Sermon on Ephesians 3:20-21
Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen. (ESV)
God’s power is both one of the clearest doctrines taught in the Bible as well as one of the most comforting for the believer. Listen as Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones proclaims from Ephesians 3:20-21 not only that God is good, but that he is able to work in and through our lives to bring about his purposes. We see his power very clearly in the act of salvation and in his sovereign grace that he exercises in our lives. For the Bible consistently emphasizes the truth that it is God who has acted in his son Christ Jesus to bring about our redemption and our new life in Christ. Dr. Lloyd-Jones cautions Christians against thinking about God as a man with limitations and faults. For the God of the Bible is able to do all he wills and desires. When the Church loses sight of the power of God, it loses sight of its mission. God’s power is not an abstract doctrine, but it is at the heart of the life of the church and the individual Christian. This doctrine assures us that Christ will bring the work of salvation to completion that he has begun in us.