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A Sermon on 1 Corinthians 6:9-11

Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. (ESV)

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The world celebrates the power of humanity. Human achievement gains the highest order of praise. From the cities we build to the industry we create, our inventions and achievements are truly remarkable. No one can deny the wonders of the human mind. In spite of our progress, however, humans are left powerless. As a matter of fact, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones points out, human progress highlights our inability to solve our main problem. Wars increase. Corruption is woven into our institutions. Violence does not cease. While man can build a civilization, the facts do not show that man has any real power. What we need is the power of God. Listen in, as Dr. Lloyd-Jones proclaims the power of God unto salvation. What humanity needs is regeneration, a new life. In this sermon on 1 Corinthians 6:9-11, he displays God’s purpose to save us from our corruption, and to make us children of God. This happens as the Holy Spirit works in a man and causes him to see and know God. Christianity is not just a better life––it is God working out His purpose in us. He produces a rebirth in the Christian as the mind and intellect is renewed. The believer desires things he has never before desired. The New Man’s greatest desire is to know God.


Additional Scripture Translations

1 Corinthians 6:9-11, New American Standard Bible

9Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, 10nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor those habitually drunk, nor verbal abusers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. 11Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.

1 Corinthians 6:9-11, King James Version

9Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 10Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. 11And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.


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.