Proud member 20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, We are in the water or in the coat. This text comes at a hinge point in Ephesians. “Know” in the Greek means to know by experience. In Galatians 3:27, Paul says we "put on" Christ at our baptism.If we sink into water, it surrounds us. Chapter 6. Stephen prayed on his knees (Acts 7:60). Greek: T o de dunamen o huper panta poiesai huperekperissou o n aitoumetha e nooumen kata ten dunamin ten energoumenen en hemin,. constant supply of all their wants, and the freedom and Ephesians 3:19, ESV: "and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God." Table of Contents. Verses 20 to 21 are an attribution of praise, a doxology.This doxology is suitable for the conclusion of the first major argument of Ephesians. Ephesians 3:20-21. That is brought to a fitting conclusion with this prayer and doxology, as the author prays that the church be filled by the God who is able to do more than we can imagine. In Ephesians 3:7, Paul refers to the working of God’s power that converted him and made him a minister of the gospel to the Gentiles. which it has pleased God should dwell in Christ; but either of In 1:18-19, he elaborates on what that means, namely, that God wants us to know three essentials about our salvation that … divine perfections, nor of having in them the fulness of grace, This is the conclusion of the apostle's prayer, in which the power of God is celebrated, a perfection which is essential unto God, and is very large and extensive; it reaches to all things, to every thing that he wills, which is his actual or ordinative power; and to more things than he has willed, which is his absolute power; and to all things … Bible Study Questions form the fourth section. The section closes with a doxology, giving glory to God (Ephesians 3:20-21). Chapters 1-3 are an expansive statement about God’s overflowing and saving grace. familiarity he uses them with. Yet, in Colossians 1:27, Paul says Christ is in us. this is the last petition, and is to be understood, not of a full That takes us back to Ephesians 1:19, where Paul said that the same power that raised Christ from the dead (the greatest display of power in human history) is what raised us from spiritual death to life. It is a deliberate paradox. And to know the love of Christ, which passeth Even the best Christians need to be prayed for: and while we hear of the welfare of Christian friends, we should pray for them. 20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Ephesians 3:19. That ye might be filled with all the fulness of Ephesians 3:19 The Climax of All Prayer; Ephesians 3:20,21 Measureless Power and Endless Glory; Ephesians 4:1 The Calling and the Kingdom; Ephesians 4:5 The Threefold Unity; Ephesians 4:7 The Measure of Grace; Ephesians 4:13 The Goal of Progress; Ephesians 4:20, 21 Christ Our Lesson and our Teacher; Ephesians 4:22 A Dark Picture and A Bright Hope 1:23. Ephesians 3:19–20 19 and to know the love of Christ f that surpasses knowledge, that g you may be filled with all h the fullness of God. Translator's Preface. Observe, 3. i. (Bruce) EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: The recipients of this letter were mostly Gentile Christians. That ye may be filled - Which is the sum of all. Ephesians 3:14-19 The apostle highlights that we are a special people, and in that context, he mentions the Spirit and his fervent desire that we might be filled with God's fullness. 3:19 And to know - But the apostle corrects himself, and immediately observes, it cannot be fully known. Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly. A. Ephesians 3:19. comprehension of the divine Being, nor of a communication of his All rights reserved. Ï á¼ÏÏá½¶Î½ á½ ÎÎµÏÏ, ÎÎ½á¿¶Î½Î±Î¯ ÏÎµ Ïá½´Î½ á½ÏÎµÏÎ²Î¬Î»Î»Î¿Ï ÏÎ±Î½ Ïá¿Ï Î³Î¹ÏÏÎµÏÏ. www.easyenglish.bible. Ephesians 3:20 Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, (NASB: Lockman). Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for Ephesians 3:20 ← Back to Chuck Smith's Bio & Resources. This text comes at a hinge point in Ephesians. fulness of joy and peace, entire conformity to God and Christ, This only we know, that the love of Christ surpasses all knowledge. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. * [ 3:14 – 15 ] Every family : in the Greek there is wordplay on the word for the Father ( patria , patēr ). That ye may be filled with all the fullness of God, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. Eph 2:21 ). Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God. That it is not God's absolute power that St. Paul bottoms his faith in prayer upon, (for God can do many things that he never will do,) but it is his operative, promised, and formerly experienced power. Now unto him, &c. — This doxology is admirably adapted to strengthen our faith, that we may not stagger at the great things the apostle has been praying for, as if they were too much for God to give, or for us to expect to receive from him. Paul writes ( Eph 3:18-19 ), that we may be able to comprehend “what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge….”. that ever was heard of; it is matchless and unparalleled; it is 20 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, Cross references: Ephesians 3:19 : Eph. What is the language in which Christ reveals His love to us but His cross and Passion? Ephesians 3:18(NASB) Verse Thoughts Paul desires that the spiritual awareness of the saints of God is all-embracing, such that we are able to comprehend the multi-dimensional breadth, length, depth and height of God's love - through the sacrifice of His only begotten Son. Ephesians Chapter 3 19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. Even the best Christians need to be prayed for: and while we hear of the welfare of Christian friends, we should pray for them. Ephesians 3:20-21, "Power Unlimited," is section 1 of 4 parts of The Bible Teaching Commentary that shows the awesome power and glory of God that is revealed in the church and Christ Jesus. Ephesians 3:19-20 New King James Version (NKJV) 19 to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Ephesians 3:17-18. Ephesians 3 New International Version God’s Marvelous Plan for the Gentiles 1 For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles— 2 Surely you have heard about the administration of God’s grace that was given to me for you, 3 that is, the mystery made known to me by revelation, as I have already written briefly.