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The Unsearchable Riches of Grace (5 of 14)
Series: Amazing Grace
If you have your Bible I want you to turn to Ephesians 3 and we are going to talk about "The Unsearchable Riches of Christ". And I believe this message goes along with our series on "Amazing Grace".
Ephesians 3:8 "Although I am less than the least of all God's people, this grace was given me: to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ,"
For a long time that term "unsearchable riches of Christ" has been a term that has intrigued me. It has been a term that has interested me. I wanted to know what that term meant – "the unsearchable riches of Christ". So think about it in your own mind and heart for a moment and think about what the term means to you because it is a wonderful term – "the unsearchable riches of Christ".
I discovered that when the Bible was translated from Greek in to English, the translators had a difficult time finding an English word that could adequately describe what Paul was saying in terms that we could understand. Really there is not one single word in the English language that can describe what the unsearchable riches of Christ really mean. But there are two basic meanings in the word unsearchable. The word unsearchable first of all means inexhaustible, riches that cannot be exhausted.
We hear of some of these lottery winnings, 60 million dollars, 120 million dollars and we think man, if we had that much money we would never need money again. We would have all the money we needed and we probably couldn't spend it all. Well, we could probably spend it all in today's economy but you can never spend all the riches you have in Jesus Christ. They are inexhaustible. It means that they are absolutely unlimited.
Unsearchable not only means inexhaustible but unsearchable means untraceable. In other words, if you try to find the source of these riches as one would try to find the source of a gold mine, yo ...
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