A. Review context of Ephesians chapter 3
B. Why consider the love of Christ topically as we are?
C. Setting the course for this sermon
D. Introductory illustration: Marian Trench
II. Just how deep does Christ’s love extend?
A. Total Depravity
1. Jer 17:9, Eph 2:5, Rom 3:23, James 2:10, Isaiah 59:2
B. Sins of commission (breaking the commandments)
C. Attitudes are sinful
1. Exodus 20:17, Gal 5:19-21
D. Sinners by nature
1. Rom 3:10-18, Psalm 51:5, 58:3
2. Young people do you know this about yourself?
3. Eph 4:18, Rom 7:18, Rom 8:8, John 15:5, 6:44, 8:34
E. Application “Lord, show me myself!”
1. Unsaved: This is step 1 to being saved!
2. Christian: Labor to know this about yourself!
F. Total Depravity is neglected in churches today
1. issues have replaced sin
2. The vernacular of preachers of old
3. The vernacular of the modern church
4. A Gospel call to Repentance and Faith
III. The Depth of Christ’s Love
A. A comparison to human love
1. Human love is dependent upon the object loved
2. But God loves those who hate Him
a. Ezekiel 16:1-8
B. The love of Christ revealed in the Incarnation and the Cross
A. The love of Christ is deeper than your deepest pit –
1. Psalm 69:1-2,15
2. Deep calls unto deep – Psalm 42:7
3. His arms are deeper still – Deut 33:27