Wide, Long, High & Deep

Posted on 08/08/18 by John Lindell in Prayer Meeting

In this message, Pastor John Lindell shares a powerful sermon titled, “Wide, Long, High & Deep.” Join us as we continue our study on the Apostle Paul’s prayer in Ephesians 3:18 and take some time to reflect on Christ’s love for humanity. Our prayer is that this message would open your eyes to the everlasting, limitless, and unfathomable love of Christ!

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Wide, Long, High & Deep

Ephesians 3:20 NIV
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us

Ephesians 3:18 NIV
[I pray that you] may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ

1 John 3:1 NKJV
Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God!

Ephesians 3:18 NIV
[I pray that you] may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ

1st The width of His love

Revelation 5:9 NIV
with your blood you purchased men for God from every tribe and language and people and nation.

Revelation 7:9 NIV
After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb.

2nd The length of His love

Ephesians 3:18a NIV
[I pray that you] may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long…

Jeremiah 31:3 NIV
The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness.

Ephesians 1:4-5 NIV
For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will—

Revelation 13:8b ESV
…and all who dwell on earth will worship it, everyone whose name has not been written before the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb that was slain.

Revelation 17:8b ESV
And the dwellers on earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world will marvel to see the beast…

Hebrews 13:8 NIV
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

3rd The height of His love

John 17:24 NIV
“Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.

1 John 3:1-2 NKJV
Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.

4th The depth of His love

Ephesians 3:18 NIV
[I pray that you] may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ

Philippians 2:6-8a NIV
Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance
as a man, he humbled himself…

Romans 3:9-19 MSG
There’s nobody living right, not even one, nobody who knows the score, nobody alert for God. They’ve all taken the wrong turn; they’ve all wandered down blind alleys. No one’s living right; I can’t find a single one. Their throats are gaping graves, their tongues slick as mudslides. Every word they speak is tinged with poison. They open their mouths and pollute the air. They race for the honor of sinner-of-the-year, litter the land with heartbreak and ruin, Don’t know the first thing about living with others. They never give God the time of day. This makes it clear, doesn’t it, that whatever is written in these Scriptures is not what God says about others but to us to whom these Scriptures were addressed in the first place! And it’s clear enough, isn’t it, that we’re sinners, every one of us, in the same sinking boat with everybody else?

1 Timothy 2:1-3 NIV
I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior,