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1 Christians In the Fourth Dimension Ephesians 3:14- 19

2 Christians In the Fourth Dimension Ephesians 3:14- 19 The second prayer of the Apostle Paul He prayed for their spiritual enlightenment And to experience the love of Christ His prayer contains seven petitions Explains what we possess as Christians

3 “…that He would grant you according to the riches of His glory…” God’s endowment fund is inexhaustible He freely dispenses riches To those who claim it by faith Endowment

4 Enduement “... To be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man”. There is supernatural power for the believer The Christian has access to this power The Holy Spirit is the willing source

5 Enthronement “…That Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith…” Each heart has a throne Welcome Christ to sit in that place of power Through faith in Him

6 Enablement “…And that you, being rooted and grounded in love…” Rooted like a tree Grounded like a building We have infinite strength and security Our foundations are secure in His love

7 Enlargement “…May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth.” Grasp all that God’s loving heart has prepared for His children

8 “…and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge” That believers will know the unknowable Experience what they cannot understand Christ’s love becomes a reality Enlightenment

9 “…that you may be filled up to all the fulness of God” The believer’s body is the temple of God Each believer may lay hold of and possess the fulness of God Enrichment

10 Focus on the 4th Dimension

11 The measure of all things physical Height Depth Width Albert Einstein introduced a fourth Time

12 Value of a person The value of a person in many cultures Measured by a standard of time, talent and resources Valued people invested these wisely Those who did not were less valued

13 Jesus revealed a fourth dimension Better understand the value of humans That dimension is love The value of a soul the price God paid John 3:16 “For God so loved the world…”

14 Meanings to the four dimensions Height - Source of divine love from God Depth - level of sin to which man can go Length - God’s love spans all ages Breadth - God love crosses all classes “...Red and yellow, black and white they are precious in His sight…”

15 Expressions of God’s Love God loved us from eternity past He knew all about us He is never surprised by our sin Jesus was foreordained to redeem us Decision of love made before the world

16 God’s Son Was Our Sacrifice God preserved a godly generation Deity united with humanity - in virgin’s womb God’s Son suffered for our sin Perfect justice was carried out on Him God so loved us that He gave His Son

17 God was Motivated By Love God is sovereign, Man has a free will To receive Christ by faith is a choice Nothing can separate them from His love

18 Believers Express God’s Love God poured out His love freely Believers are a channel of His love They do not need to manufacture it Only let it flow through to others

19 Believers Express Love to God First and greatest command is: “You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart…sol and …mind” God expects our love We fail miserably in our love to God We now have the capacity to love Him

20 Believers To Love Fellow Man The second greatest commandment is: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself” Love others with a divine love Love the unlovable because God does

21 When believers allow the love of God To flow through them and out to others they become A Christian in the Fourth Dimension

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