Common Notes 10.4.16

In case you missed Common Ground of Tuesday night, we covered Ephesians 3:14-21. Here’s a thought from that passage…

Have you ever considered Paul’s prayer at the end of Ephesians 3? It is a passionate plea on our behalf. It encompasses love and understanding and to a paradoxical level and all for the purpose of being overwhelmed by the ‘fullness of God.’ Scholars actually struggle with that phrase. What is God’s fullness? That’s difficult to express, but the idea seems to be a oneness with God; knowing, understanding, feeling and experiencing His love from the inside out and so powerfully that it changes who you are to make you more like Him. It’s a complicated, yet beautiful concept.

 

“…the love of Christ is ‘broad’ enough to encompass all mankind (especially Jews and Gentiles, the theme of these chapters), ‘long’ enough to last for eternity, ‘deep’ enough to reach the most degraded sinner, and ‘high’ enough to exalt him to heaven.”   –John Stott

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