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A Sermon on 1 Peter 2:2

Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation— (ESV)

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What makes a Christian? If we listen to what God has to say in His Word, we will see that it is not a result of anything that man does or can do. Christians are those that are born again through the power of the Holy Spirit. Just as man does not contribute to his natural birth, so neither does he contribute anything to his supernatural birth. This affects a profound change in those that are born again; it wholly reorients their life, desires, and wills. Christians now desire to live a life that is marked by obedience to God and love of fellow man. Salvation, then, is a result of God’s grace apart from anything we can do. This sermon tells us of the only hope in this life: the Gospel. There is nothing that we can do to save ourselves, but God has acted in His grace to redeem sinners and bring them to a true knowledge of Him. In this message on 1 Peter 2:2, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones proclaims the only true and lasting message of hope in this world, the gospel of Jesus Christ!


Additional Scripture Translations

1 Peter 2:2, New American Standard Bible

2and like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow in respect to salvation,

1 Peter 2:2, King James Version

2As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:


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.