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The Glorious Gospel


A Sermon on 1 Timothy 1:1


Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by command of God our Savior and of Christ Jesus our hope, (ESV)

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Who has the answers, God or man? In this sermon on 1 Timothy 1:1, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones shows the error of putting human thinking above the wisdom of God. He shows that all sin stems from Adam and Eve putting their reason above God when they ate of the forbidden fruit. Modern man is no different; he looks to himself to solve the problems of the world. This is hopeless because salvation comes not through man’s own deeds, but it is a free gift from God. This is how God has shown the wisdom of the world to be utter foolishness. He sent His only Son to die upon a cross in the place of the very men who murdered Him! Dr. Lloyd-Jones proclaims, it is Jesus who came to die and rise from the grave in order to break the bonds of sin, and to free men and women from sin's dominion and condemnation. Are you trusting in your own wisdom? If you are, this sermon will tell you of the need to turn to Jesus as the only true source of happiness, peace, and true communion with God. The message of the Gospel is one that commands us to turn away from ourselves and look to Christ as the only Savior sent from God.

Additional Scripture Translations

1 Timothy 1:1, New American Standard Bible

Correcting False Teaching

1Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus according to the commandment of God our Savior, and of Christ Jesus, who is our hope,

1 Timothy 1:1, King James Version

1Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope;

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.