Access to God
A Sermon on 1 Peter 2:2-5Read more
How does anyone know Christ will accept them? All know what it is like to be rejected by someone, but the great truth of the gospel is that Jesus is merciful and loving. He never rejects those that come to Him. In this sermon on 1 Peter 2:2–5 titled “Access to God,” Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones explains how Jesus was the friend of sinners and the outcasts in His earthly ministry. What happens when a sinner comes to Jesus? As Dr. Lloyd-Jones proclaims, Jesus is the only way to God. He is the true high priest who gives access into God’s presence as children of God. Jesus is the only way to God, and He is the only true source of blessing in this life. While many claim to give peace with God through works or merits, Jesus simply asks people to believe in Him. There is nothing anyone can do to save themselves. This leads to the great truth of assurance in Christ. All who believe in Jesus can, and should, be assured that He loves them and has died for them. This is because Jesus is faithful, loving, and gracious. This sermon will help the listener understand the necessity of trusting in Christ as well as the peace it brings.
Additional Scripture Translations
1 Peter 2:2-5, New American Standard Bible (NASB)
2and like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow in respect to salvation, 3if you have tasted the kindness of the Lord.
As Living Stones
4And coming to Him as to a living stone which has been rejected by people, but is choice and precious in the sight of God, 5you also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices that are acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
1 Peter 2:2-5, King James Version (KJV)
2As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: 3If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious. 4To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious, 5Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
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.