Feb 20, 2010

Stunned by Grace

I've been preparing for my message at Sixth Street tomorrow on Ephesians 3. The sermon is titled "The Love of God and the Mystery of the Gospel". I have been so refreshed by immersing myself in these truths this week. Ephesians is such an affirming and doctrinally deep book. I have been especially encouraged by Paul's prayer.
For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Eph 3:14-19
What a beautiful imagery that "Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith." What a stunning reminder that God's love is four-dimensional! May your heart be encouraged today by these gospel truths.