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A Sermon on Colossians 1:12

giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. (ESV)

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Do you praise God for all He has done for you? In this sermon on Colossians 1:12, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones preaches on the necessity of praise in the life of all Christians. For what other response could we give after receiving this great salvation? Salvation is what makes one a Christian! God, in His grace, brings us out of the world and its sinful ways and offers forgiveness and adoption through His son. We must never think that we can be saved by our own works or merits, for all men are in sin and saved only by grace. What then do we contribute to our salvation? The answer according to Dr. Lloyd-Jones is absolutely nothing! This is why Christians are to worship out of a heart of thankfulness and praise. This sermon asks everyone the question: do you praise God for salvation? The greatest tragedy is that there are those who do not praise God because they do not know Him. This sermon calls all to forsake themselves and trust in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and rest in His mercy. There is no other way of salvation but through Jesus Christ!

Additional Scripture Translations

Colossians 1:12, New American Standard Bible

12giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.

Colossians 1:12, King James Version

12Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:

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.