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Riches of His Inheritance

Book of Ephesians

A Sermon on Ephesians 1:18

having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, (ESV)

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Christianity is only for the weak. It is of no consequence today because it does not care about what is happening in the “real” world. Christianity is a waste of time because it is caught-up in other-worldly matters. This is as much of a common objection today as it was to Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones. Dr. Lloyd-Jones meets the objection head on and points to the reality that the Bible does call us to fix our minds on the world to come. What is important is that this is a good thing for this world! Looking to the list of faithful men and women of Scripture and of history, Lloyd-Jones argues that the ones who did the most for this world had their eyes set on the world to come. The greatest benefactors of this world are those men and women of God who were concerned about the inheritance of the saints. If mankind forgets the next world, everything goes wrong for this world. Not to be interested in the glory to be revealed in heaven is to be unlike the Lord Jesus Christ himself. Our minds must be fixed on the glory to come when we will be with God.

Additional Scripture Translations

Ephesians 1:18, New American Standard Bible

18I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,

Ephesians 1:18, King James Version

18The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,

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.