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Sin affects the whole of man; the condition of man today explained : he believed a lie; the lie that says that God's way is against us; the results of the lie; the materialistic outlook; our only desire to know God.
The lie man believes about himself; sin makes man treat God's provision with contempt; modern ways of expressing contempt revealed; the reception of Christianity in this world; the miracle of the divine man rejected.
Creatures of desires; a personal relationship; the characteristics of sin; sin as revealed by the children of Israel; sin punished in Christ.
Two vital tests of any teaching; false views of life; the belief in the essential goodness of man examined; man's failure to see the truth concerning himself; the Biblical view of life; sin; judgement.
The place of the Law and prophets in the Old Testament; the message of the prophets; the subtlety of sin and the example of Saul; man excludes himself from sin; depending on works.
God meets His people in the Temple; God has come to dwell on earth; God as a helpless infant; taking the form of a man; the object of the Incarnation; man is under the wrath of God; the problem of sin.
Leprosy as a picture of sin; sin the root cause of life's problems; tribal law; man's answer to sin; man does not recognise his problem; Jesus Christ; the only answer.
The relevance of the Bible today; why do calamities happen? the problem of sin; the example of Job; man starts and ends with nothing; all gifts are from God. (Preached the week following devastating floods in 1953)
The explanation of the state of the world; modern man; the slave of his own discoveries; the difference between knowledge and wisdom; modern man does not understand wisdom; the wisdom of God.
What does it take to make you happy? Why is it so difficult to stay happy? Even those questions provoke the thought that lasting happiness is nearly impossible here on Earth. So many people are discouraged in their quest for happiness amidst this tragic life. Their pursuit only leaves them hopeless and in despair. But Scripture has the answers! Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones leads us through the first two verses in Psalm 1, and explains how God reveals His prescription for true peace and lasting joy. Far beyond the temporal emotion of happiness, there is a lasting joy that characterizes the life of one who follow's God's prescribed plan. By contrasting the two alternatives, and discussing the theory and the practice, the negative and the positive, you'll discover the biblical view—that man always seeks happiness in the wrong place, and that there is no true happiness apart from God.