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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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How can we go through life without stumbling? It is not hard to see that the world is full of sin, pain, and suffering. How are we to live in this evil world? In this sermon on 1 Peter 2:2, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones gives a simple answer. We must look to God and His Word. We cannot look to ourselves and human reason because all men are under sin and its curse. Because Satan tempted Adam and Eve in the garden to rebel against God, all of creation is under sin and bondage. Man is naturally in a state of rebellion against God and His righteous rule. It is only by God’s grace that anyone is saved from sin and brought to a true knowledge of God, free from the self-destructive nature if their own sin. By looking to God’s Word, we have a sure foundation. For in it, God has revealed the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. All who trust in Jesus are saved from all sin and condemnation. Are you trusting in yourself for salvation? Or are you trusting in Jesus Christ, the only one who can bring us through this life, and save us on the last day? This sermon calls all to ask this most important question. 


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.