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The Greatness and Power of God

Book of Ephesians

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)

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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.

Additional Scripture Translations

Ephesians 3:20-21, New American Standard Bible

20Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, 21to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.

Ephesians 3:20-21, King James Version

20Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, 21Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

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.