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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.
How do we remain steadfast like Job in the midst of suffering? In this sermon from Job 1:20-22, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones teaches us that Job righteously endured his circumstances because he understood two things: who he was and who God is. If we are prepared in our hearts for the day of trouble, it will be because we recognize that all we have is given to us and that God is good, righteous, and holy. Some will be shattered by hardship, some will ignore it, but we as believers will stand firm like a mountain peak in a storm The Doctor tells us. Have you prepared for calamity? Have you placed your trust in the Lord to learn who he is? Pursue a right view of God and yourself and live in contrast to the world like Job.
We are all on a constant mission for knowledge and information. What we do not realize is that this will not satisfy us! In this sermon from Job 28:12, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones teaches us that what we really need is wisdom and understanding. These are the things that teach us what to do with knowledge and information. As we look through the lens of Job in the Old Testament, The Doctor shows us that wisdom will give us true peace and quietness of heart, not knowledge. Job wanted to know why he had been so afflicted in his life, but he would not learn this; rather he would learn to come before the Lord as a child, knowing nothing, and he would receive wisdom. Do not strive after knowledge, but take wisdom from the Lord as a free gift. Acknowledge your inability and dwell as a child in God’s presence. That is where you will find true contentedness.
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.