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A Sermon on 2 Timothy 1:12

which is why I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that day what has been entrusted to me. (ESV)

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What is mankind’s greatest need? Many modern thinkers say it is for man to be emotionally well. Others think that it is world peace. But what does the Bible say is mankind’s greatest need? In this sermon Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones seeks to answer this question by looking at 2 Timothy 1:12. In this letter we see that the abundant life is not about material things, nor is it about emotional needs, but it is about being right with God. Mankind’s greatest need is to be made pure, free from sin, in order that he might be reconciled to God almighty. For all men are born slaves of sin and inheritors of unrighteousness. It is only in the Gospel of Jesus Christ that any man can be set free from sin and live according to God’s ways! Freedom is found in being made right with God through Jesus Christ. Those who believe in Jesus are now able to live a life of righteousness and holiness. Listen closely as Dr. Lloyd-Jones offers a vital question: where is your hope? Are you like this passing world hoping in the temporal and transient? Or do you trust in Jesus who has died for sinners? This sermon concerns the most important truths anyone can ever know.

Additional Scripture Translations

2 Timothy 1:12, New American Standard Bible

12For this reason I also suffer these things; but I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that He is able to protect what I have entrusted to Him until that day.

2 Timothy 1:12, King James Version

12For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.

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.