The Greatness of His Power
A Sermon on Ephesians 1:19-20
and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, (ESV)
Are Christians guilty of underestimating the need for God’s power? At first it may sound like a silly question. After all, any Christian will rightly affirm their daily need of God’s power. But while Christians may correctly affirm the continual need of God’s power in their lives, many times they will assume initial belief in the gospel is easy. Conversations among some Christians often assume anybody who wants to believe the gospel can do so. This is a grave mistake says Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones in this message. To do so tragically misunderstands the need for God’s power to believe. It misunderstands the consequences of sin and the power of the new birth. Mankind with his darkened mind, proud heart, and deadly prejudices against the gospel must experience regeneration if there is any chance of his coming to faith in Christ. Does unregenerate man need God’s power? It is foolish to think otherwise given these theological truths. Listen as Lloyd-Jones expands on this topic and opens our eyes to our desperate need of God’s grace.