The Everlasting Covenant
A Sermon on Ephesians 1:3Read more
The words of Scripture allow us a glimpse into the eternal plan of the Trinity. Theologians have called this the Covenant of Redemption, that man can be redeemed from his sin and reconciled to God. This central theme of Ephesians comes alive as Dr. Marytn Lloyd-Jones warns, laments and challenges Christians to understand the great theme of redemption. Our greatest need as believers is to understand doctrine. What is at stake is not intellectual curiosity, but worship! The truth about redemption, argues Lloyd-Jones, leads to adoration, worship and praise. When we dwell upon the redemptive work of each person, we grow in our worship of God. When we understand more, the more worship we experience. Worship, for the Christian is always Trinitarian. We must not only praise the Father, but also the Son and the Holy Spirit. We must not stop at worshiping only the Son, but also the Father and the Holy Spirit. We cannot focus exclusively on the Holy Spirit to the neglect of the Father and Son. But we must adore the blessed Trinity.
Additional Scripture Translations
Ephesians 1:3, New American Standard Bible
3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,
Ephesians 1:3, King James Version
3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
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.