“The Fullness Of God” (Ephesians 3: 17 – 19, NEB) by Carley Evans

(Sunday at 10:36pm)

We come to the “fullness of being, the fullness of God Himself” “through faith,” through “deep roots and firm foundations.” Paul prays for us, that we come to know — “though it is beyond knowledge” — the love of Christ. Paul prays that we know “what is the breadth and length and height and depth” of this love.

We come to know the immensity of Christ’s love through the “strength and power” of the Holy Spirit “in [our] inner being.” (Ephesians 3: 16)

How great is the love of God for us in Christ Jesus? “In union with Christ Jesus [God] raises us up and enthrones us with Him in the heavenly realms, so that He might display in the ages to come how immense are the resources of His grace, and how great His kindness to us in Christ Jesus.” (Ephesians 2: 6 – 8)

Paul prays “our inward eyes may be illumined, so that [we] may know what is the hope to which He calls [us], what the wealth and glory of the share He offers [us] among His people in their heritage, and how vast the resources of His power open to us who trust in Him.” (Ephesians 1: 18 – 19)

We have God’s resources: the strength and power of His Holy Spirit and the grace and love of His Son, Jesus Christ.

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