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The Power of Darkness Conquered

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A Sermon on Colossians 1:13

He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, (ESV)

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Do you know what Christianity really is and what it offers? Do you know what is wrong with man? Listen as Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones examines some common views of man, along with what the Bible declares in Colossians 1:13. Do you thank God? Man's lack of gratefulness is due to a lack of understanding of who God is and what He's done. The real issue is man's ignorance of his own current state and condition. The evil in this world is not founded in just a handful of men, every man is as he is because he is gripped by the power of the devil. Satan is the god of this world. Man needs delivered from this power of darkness because he is blind to it. Satan's rule is one of confusion, tyranny, and slavery; it is not a real kingdom. The world is ignorant of God and the devil schemes to prevent man from learning about God, but Christ has conquered Satan in every respect! Christ is the master over the devil and the only man who can free us from Satan’s grip. Once in Christ, man can never be separated from God again – he may fall, but he will never remain separated. Come to Christ!

Additional Scripture Translations

Colossians 1:13, New American Standard Bible

The Incomparable Christ

13For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son,

Colossians 1:13, King James Version

13Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:

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.