Alas, to a great many religious people the love of Jesus is not a solid substantial thing at all — it is a beautiful fiction, a sentimental belief, a formal theory; but to Paul it was a real, substantial, measurable fact. (d)Conferring boundless boons for this life and worlds to come. )The knowledge of our ignoranceC. The driver called out in the French tongue, "Eagles." H. Spurgeon.The more we know the more are we conscious of our ignorance of that which is unknown, or, as Dr. Chalmers used to put it in his class — borrowing an illustration from his favourite mathematics — "The wider the diameter of light, the greater is the circumference of darkness." what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; not of God himself, who is incomprehensible by finite minds, and is not to be found out to perfection; see ( Job 11:7-9 ) but … It is never so with the love of Christ: it is tong, and without a break from beginning to end; it is a chain without a single broken or feeble link. 2. Keep there! What condescension is this which allows the sacred heart to be fathomed like a sea, and to be measured as a field! For breadth the love of Jesus is immensity, for length it is eternity, for depth it is immeasurability, and for height it is infinity. (4) The height. Then there was a love before the giving of His Son. Be filled. What must this be?4. III. We are to be strengthened in the inner man by the Spirit of God; and who can strengthen as He strengthens? Eternal. )The knowledge of our ignoranceC. If men can get you within range they mean no good to you. The order of the measurement is the usual order of our own growth in grace. But, divinely instructed, he would go back yet further, even to the eternal councils where first of all salvation was planned and contrived in the cabinets of wisdom before the world was. John Piper Keep up in the higher element, resting in Jesus Christ, and do not come down to find a perch for yourself among the trees of philosophy.(C. (c) Where is the measure for all this? Ephesians Sermon Series Outline. What great things man can hold!2. Look forward, and forward, and forward, and you shall never see the termination of it, for it is also "to everlasting." Yes, and there was a man below with a gun, wishful to get a nearer acquaintance with the eagles, but they did not come down to oblige him. Infinite. It were well to sail across this river and survey its broad surface. He pointed his rifle at them, but his shots did not reach half way, for the royal birds kept above. (4) The height. The first object of the Christian's knowledge should be the breadth of the Saviour's love. His glory, holiness, greatness, Deity, make up the other. The driver called out in the French tongue, "Eagles." Filled with the fulness of God. "That ye might be filled with all the fulness of God." The biblical view of God’s love is not simply sentimental, but it shows his love as deep and abiding. Filled with God. God’s New Creation. 3. Ephesians 3:18, in keeping with Ephesians’ effusive style, talks about knowing the breadth and length and height and depth, though the author doesn’t identify the reality about which the church will know such dimensions. Be filled. Keep there! The higher air is the fit dominion for eagles, up above the smoke and clouds. H. What must this be?4. (a)As developed in present privilege, as one with Jesus. Filled with all the fulness of God. If he means him to map out a country, he sets him first to make a plan of a neighbouring field or a farm. He therefore begins with the elementary information, and when they have learned simpler matters they are ready for the more difficult studies. How Can We Be Clothed with Power? Yes, and there was a man below with a gun, wishful to get a nearer acquaintance with the eagles, but they did not come down to oblige him. III. This implies a sense of the reality of the matter. In what terms of distance are we to express it? Keep there! Keep up in the higher element, resting in Jesus Christ, and do not come down to find a perch for yourself among the trees of philosophy.(C. (b)As to be revealed in future glory. (c) Where is the measure for all this? Spurgeon. Here are words full of mystery, worthy to be pondered.1. The higher air is the fit dominion for eagles, up above the smoke and clouds. In the same height of glory to which He Himself has gone; to the same height as that throne on which He reigns; to that height of glory He purposes to bring us — a height to which no weapon can reach — a height at which there can be no sin — a height from which every step may be a stepping stone to higher glories. Election and the covenant. (3) The depth. H. Spurgeon.As I was riding along in the South of France one day I saw a fine pair of birds overhead. The botanist must find his flowers in their seasons, but our plant of renown blooms in our souls all the year round. I say not unto thee until seven times, but until seventy times seven." 3. Keep there, eagles. Here are words full of mystery, worthy to be pondered.1. H. THE PRACTICAL RESULT OF THIS MENSURATION. (c) Where is the measure for all this? If we knew more fully by experience the meaning of "Christ in you the hope of glory," our heaven-taught affections, which are the best part of our inner man, might be continually exercised upon the person, the work, and the love of our dear Redeemer. What more can be imagined?(C. Filled with God. He stoops, and becomes incarnate; endures our sorrows; bears our sins; and suffers our shame and death. Our weakness, meanness, sinfulness, despair, make one factor of the measurement. Filled with the fulness of God. You will learn to do business upon the greater waters of the Redeemer's infinite love to His people, as you sail upon the stream of your love to Him. Be filled. What great things man can hold!2. (c)Endless love in endurance. H. Spurgeon.The more we know the more are we conscious of our ignorance of that which is unknown, or, as Dr. Chalmers used to put it in his class — borrowing an illustration from his favourite mathematics — "The wider the diameter of light, the greater is the circumference of darkness." They conceive of Divine love as a very narrow stream, they have never seen it to be a mighty, flowing, abounding, and rejoicing river, such as it really is. The "length" may suggest the duration of His love. Incomprehensible. When lads go to school they are not at first put to study algebra, nor are they sent out to make a trigonometrical survey of a county. (b) Stoop of love personified in Christ. His glory, holiness, greatness, Deity, make up the other. The higher air is the fit dominion for eagles, up above the smoke and clouds. H. "That ye, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend the breadth and length of the love of Christ." The schoolmaster knows that they must have a rudimentary knowledge of arithmetic, or else to teach them algebra would be waste of time, and that they must have some acquaintance with common geometry, or it would be absurd to instruct them in surveying. Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981) was a Welsh evangelical minister who preached and taught in the Reformed tradition. (2) The length. "That ye might be filled," etc. The truths of God are by them spiritually discerned. (b)Ceaseless love in the flow. American. We now come to consider more closely the SCIENCE OF HEAVENLY MENSURATION ITSELF. Election and the covenant. 1. In Ephesians 3:16-17, Paul prayed that we would do what we cannot do, in Ephesians 3:18-19 he prays that we will know what we cannot know! (c)As never to be fully comprehended throughout the ages.III. "(c)Compassing all needs, cares, etc. Keep there, eagles. What exaltation!3. Keep up, Christian. )Among the heights of Divine loveC. His glory, holiness, greatness, Deity, make up the other. H. Spurgeon.As I was riding along in the South of France one day I saw a fine pair of birds overhead. Spurgeon. )LinksEphesians 3:18 NIVEphesians 3:18 NLTEphesians 3:18 ESVEphesians 3:18 NASBEphesians 3:18 KJVEphesians 3:18 Bible AppsEphesians 3:18 ParallelEphesians 3:18 Biblia ParalelaEphesians 3:18 Chinese BibleEphesians 3:18 French BibleEphesians 3:18 German BibleEphesians 3:18 CommentariesBible Hub, (a)Eternal love in the fountain. Ephesians 3:18–19 The size of God’s plan. May be able to comprehend with all saints. "Surely," saith he, "it began here." Let me come to the very words of our text, and point out to you their order. (c)As never to be fully comprehended throughout the ages.III. The way to measure the height is to begin at the Cross and the foul abysses of evil, and go up to the Throne. [that you] may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height – to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; This prayer of Paul is not a “ho-hum” prayer! What must this be?4. Our weakness, meanness, sinfulness, despair, make one factor of the measurement. Incomprehensible. I. Here are words full of mystery, worthy to be pondered. (c)Endless love in endurance. (a) Stoop of Divine love, condescending to consider us, to commune with us, to receive us in love, to bear with our faults, and to take us up from our low estate. Filled with God. 1. How deep is the love of Christ? 3. What great things man can hold!2. Oh the breadth, the length, the depth, the height! II. Spurgeon. What exaltation!3. The higher air is the fit dominion for eagles, up above the smoke and clouds. or sermon number (e.g., #1123), The Congregational Prayers of Dr. Lloyd-Jones. What great things man can hold!2. )LinksEphesians 3:18 NIVEphesians 3:18 NLTEphesians 3:18 ESVEphesians 3:18 NASBEphesians 3:18 KJVEphesians 3:18 Bible AppsEphesians 3:18 ParallelEphesians 3:18 Biblia ParalelaEphesians 3:18 Chinese BibleEphesians 3:18 French BibleEphesians 3:18 German BibleEphesians 3:18 CommentariesBible Hub. Keep there, eagles. H. Sermon by Rev. We wonder that God should love us at all. we all occupy precisely the same relation to the love, the Divine love, which lies in Jesus Christ. Now, the apostle desires that we who are believers, our faculties being strengthened, may have the person of Jesus constantly before us to inflame our love, and so increase our knowledge. (3) The depth. H. 2. Immense. (b)As to be revealed in future glory. (b)As to be revealed in future glory. There are two ways of arguing about the love of Christ, both of them valid, and both of them needing to be employed by us. Missions Week. We must be rooted as a tree, which takes many a hold upon the soil. )The knowledge of our ignoranceC. Jon Bloom Mar 24, 2017 1.5K Shares Article. H. Spurgeon.As I was riding along in the South of France one day I saw a fine pair of birds overhead. What great things man can hold!2. Shall the infinite thus bow itself to man? But we have to believe, rising to the full height of the Christian conception of the nature and person of Christ, that when He was here on earth the Divine that dwelt in Him so informed and inspired the human as that the love of His man's heart was able to grasp the whole, and to separate the individuals that should make up the race till the end of time; so as that you and I, looking back over all the centuries, and asking ourselves what is the length of the love of Christ, can say, "It stretches over all the years, and it reached then as it reaches now to touch me, upon whom the ends of the earth have come." Redemption, calling, perseverance. H. 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". Filled with all the fulness of God. The driver called out in the French tongue, "Eagles." (3) The depth. Whatever may be the case in regard of the physical life, that is absolutely true in the case of spiritual life. Incomprehensible. 1. He pointed his rifle at them, but his shots did not reach half way, for the royal birds kept above. Yes, and there was a man below with a gun, wishful to get a nearer acquaintance with the eagles, but they did not come down to oblige him. Filled with God. 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, ( A) to grasp how wide and long and high and deep. (a)As developed in present privilege, as one with Jesus. Then, in the next place, WHAT IS THE LENGTH OF THE LOVE OF CHRIST? Keep up in the higher element, resting in Jesus Christ, and do not come down to find a perch for yourself among the trees of philosophy.(C. )The knowledge of our ignoranceC. He' has come to lift us to Himself. If you will kindly refer to the text you will see what this previous education is which the apostle desired for the saints. Be filled. For surely the love that has stooped to me can never pass by any human soul. (a) Stoop of Divine love, condescending to consider us, to commune with us, to receive us in love, to bear with our faults, and to take us up from our low estate. What must this be?4. This sermon deals with God's Love for us, and what that exactly looks like as we explore seven ideas and concepts about God's love, and how God's love is everlasting, unchangeable, without limits, sacrificial, and filled with grace. This is the end of their being rooted and grounded in love, that they, together with the rest of the saints interested in it, might have a larger and more comprehensive view of. H. But Christ's love is deep though it be wide, and suffers no diminution because it is shared amongst a multitude. (b) Stoop of love personified in Christ. (c) Where is the measure for all this? The "breadth" suggests to us the extent of that love, the vastness of the field for which it is designed and for which it provides. That they might exhibit the effects of it in its constraining influence and constant peace (Romans 5:1-5). Filled with all the fulness of God. (b) Stoop of love personified in Christ. What more can be imagined?(C. 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. 3. THE PRACTICAL RESULT OF THIS MENSURATION. H. Spurgeon.The more we know the more are we conscious of our ignorance of that which is unknown, or, as Dr. Chalmers used to put it in his class — borrowing an illustration from his favourite mathematics — "The wider the diameter of light, the greater is the circumference of darkness." Ephesians 6:4 – The Spirit-Filled Family: Parents. What exaltation!3. Here are words full of mystery, worthy to be pondered.1. Keep up, Christian. Our FAQ * Send a MessageEmail: info@mljtrust.org, Site designed and developed by Five Q© 2012 MLJ Trust, Enter the Bible passage (e.g., John 3), keyword (e.g., Jesus, prophet, etc.) Its length is conterminous with the duration of humanity here or yonder. The length of this love reaches from eternity to eternity (Jeremiah 31:3; Jeremiah 32:40). 1. What exaltation!3. What exaltation!3. Sin is an abyss, a mystery, how deep only they know who have fought against it; but —. Keep there, eagles. This sermon is part of a series called Series on Ephesians and has been entitled 'The Dimensions of God's Love' - Ephesians 3:18 What exaltation!3. The apostle means that the Ephesian saints would grow in the knowledge of that love by growing into the likeness of that love. Long suffering, forgiveness, faithfulness, patience, immutability. )LinksEphesians 3:18 NIVEphesians 3:18 NLTEphesians 3:18 ESVEphesians 3:18 NASBEphesians 3:18 KJVEphesians 3:18 Bible AppsEphesians 3:18 ParallelEphesians 3:18 Biblia ParalelaEphesians 3:18 Chinese BibleEphesians 3:18 French BibleEphesians 3:18 German BibleEphesians 3:18 CommentariesBible Hub, (c)Compassing all needs, cares, etc. H. THE PRACTICAL RESULT OF THIS MENSURATION. )LinksEphesians 3:18 NIVEphesians 3:18 NLTEphesians 3:18 ESVEphesians 3:18 NASBEphesians 3:18 KJVEphesians 3:18 Bible AppsEphesians 3:18 ParallelEphesians 3:18 Biblia ParalelaEphesians 3:18 Chinese BibleEphesians 3:18 French BibleEphesians 3:18 German BibleEphesians 3:18 CommentariesBible Hub, (c)Endless love in endurance. WHAT, THEN, IS THE BREADTH OF THAT LOVE? Long suffering, forgiveness, faithfulness, patience, immutability. Spurgeon. "(c)Compassing all needs, cares, etc. In the Bible, the book of Ephesians (Ephesians 3:18) tells us the God’s love for us is so wide (spread arms wide) and long and high (reach arms as high as you can) and deep that it surpasses all of our knowledge. What more can be imagined?(C. (5) We must also show fixedness, certainty, and perseverance in our character, belief, and aim; for thus only shall we learn. Keep there! 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