God’s love in 4-D: Ephesians 3:14-21

This weekend, I preached on Ephesians 3:14-21, which talks about the “height, length, width, and depth of God’s love.” I have no idea what Paul actually had in mind with these terms (neither do any of the commentaries), but it gave me an opportunity to be creative in talking about different aspects of God’s love according to geometric dimensions. I decided that I would interpret the “depth” of God’s love as the way in which God zeroes in on every detail of creation with infinite intensity, which is what I tried to capture in the diagram to the left. I found scriptures that talked about each of these four dimensions of God’s love. And I explained why this love requires the cross of Jesus Christ in order to perfectly fulfill itself. Continue reading

Tear down this wall!

I preached today about Ephesians 2:11-22 and why in the world it is that the blood of Jesus can tear down the walls of the Jerusalem temple. You have to understand the nature of sacrifice for that to make any sense and for it to make any sense why Jesus’ blood could tear down the walls in our lives today. Here is the audio for what I preached:  Tear down this wall.