In the Beloved
A Sermon on Ephesians 1:6Read more
How great is the love we receive from both God the Father and God the Son! Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones considers the measure of this love and its central theme found in Christ who is called the “Beloved”. Lloyd-Jones traces this title throughout the Lord Jesus Christ’s ministry as well as its relation to the doctrine of eternal generation of the Son. Lloyd-Jones exhorts us to see the significance of the incarnation and virgin birth by remembering who Jesus Christ is: the Beloved, eternal Son of God. The incarnation is quite unimaginable as God the Father watches his Beloved Son suffer so that we might be forgiven of sin. The love of God is on display as the Son empties himself by taking on human flesh. The ultimate height of our salvation is that God loves us as he loves the Son, because we are united with the Beloved. The Christian is called beloved which reveals an intimacy surpassing anything we can possibly imagine.
Additional Scripture Translations
Ephesians 1:6, New American Standard Bible
6to the praise of the glory of His grace, with which He favored us in the Beloved.
Ephesians 1:6, King James Version
6To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
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.