More Love!

By Rick Bayer, October 31, 2021

Ephesians 3

For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles— Surely you have heard about the administration of God’s grace that was given to me for you, that is, the mystery made known to me by revelation, as I have already written briefly. In reading this, then, you will be able to understand my insight into the mystery of Christ, which was not made known to people in other generations as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to God’s holy apostles and prophets. This mystery is that through the gospel the Gentiles are heirs together with Israel, members together of one body, and sharers together in the promise in Christ Jesus. Ephesians 3:1-6

A child of God follows the . v. 1-6, 13

A child of God is overwhelmed by the . v. 7-8a

“For I am the least of the apostles and do not even deserve to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them — yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me” 1 Corinthians 15:9-10 NIV

A child of God proclaims the boundless . v. 8b-9

For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Ephesians 3:14-19

A child of God is overwhelmed by the . v. 14-19

A prayer for . v. 16, 17a

A prayer for . v. 19b

A prayer for . v. 17b-19

May have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ Ephesians 3:18

God's love is wide enough to include .

God's love is long enough to last .

God's love is high enough to be .

Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; Psalm 139:7,8 NIV

God's love is deep enough to meet your .

He reached down from heaven and rescued me; he drew me out of deep waters. He rescued me from my powerful enemies Psalm 18:16,17 NIV

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Questions for personal reflection and/or Discipleship Group:


  • What is preventing you from letting God’s love dwell in you right now?

Go to the Source:

  • Read slowly Paul’s prayer in Ephesians 3:14-19.
  • Does the image you have of God in your mind align with this passage? Why or why not?
  • When you picture God, do you see Him delighting in you? Smiling?

Live it out:

  • Have a personal or group prayer experience reflecting on Ephesians 3:14-19 now. Imagine in your mind meeting with God. Where are you? What does He appear like? Look at His face? Do you sense God’s delight? Allow God to touch you now at your soul level.