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A Sermon on 1 Corinthians 1:31

so that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.” (ESV)

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Christianity is always contemporary, since Christians live in this world too! What differentiates the Christian? Man has mastered many things in this life, but he cannot master the lust in his own life and mind – all are failures, none are righteous. Man proclaims what he is by what he glories in. Listen to Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones as he preaches on 1 Corinthians 1:31 after the first man has gone into space. Hear about the boasting of man over the course of history. What does the Christian glory in? Christianity is not just an intellectual knowledge, it is an actual boasting in the Lord. Learn that to glory in any man is merely self-worship. There cannot be two things glorified, to glory in one is to crucify another – God and self cannot both be exalted. There is nothing special about man himself, but there is every reason to glory in Jesus Christ alone – He is not an ordinary man. The world is as it is because it is not glorying in Christ. Man comes from earth and goes to heaven, Christ was sent from heaven and came to earth. Learn of the purpose of His coming and rejoice in Christianity's message. He that glories, let him glory in the Lord! 


Additional Scripture Translations

1 Corinthians 1:31, New American Standard Bible

31so that, just as it is written: “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”

1 Corinthians 1:31, King James Version

31That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.


About Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981) was a Welsh evangelical minister who preached and taught in the Reformed tradition. His principal ministry was at Westminster Chapel, in central London, from 1939-1968, where he delivered multi-year expositions on books of the bible such as Romans, Ephesians and the Gospel of John. In addition to the MLJ Trust’s collection of 1,600 of these sermons in audio format, most of these great sermon series are available in book form (including a 14 volume collection of the Romans sermons), as are other series such as "Spiritual Depression", "Studies in the Sermon on the Mount" and "Great Biblical Doctrines". He is considered by many evangelical leaders today to be an authority on biblical truth and the sufficiency of Scripture.