Tuesday, November 20, 2012

knowledge of love and love beyond knowledge

Good morning sisters and brothers,
Tonight at 7 at Christ the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church we will have an opportunity to worship with our neighboring churches for Thanksgiving. It should be a fun worship service and a great opportunity to get to know our neighbors. I hope to see you there.

Our reading today is Paul's prayer that the Christians in Ephesus would come to understand God's amazing love in Christ. He also prays that they would come to know that love even beyond the power of knowledge. Knowledge is important, but the most important thing we can know is that God loves us. The more we know that, the more we can trust God and the less fear can touch us.

God bless,

Ephesians 3:14-21
14For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, 15from whom every family in heaven and on earth takes its name. 16I pray that, according to the riches of his glory, he may grant that you may be strengthened in your inner being with power through his Spirit, 17and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith, as you are being rooted and grounded in love.

18I pray that you may have the power to comprehend, with all the saints, what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. 20Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine, 21to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

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