The Wrath of God
A Sermon on Ephesians 2:1-3
By Grace Through Faith
And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience—among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. (ESV)
The apostle Paul tells us that all men are in sin and ruled by sin. Apart from the gospel we are dead in our sins and trespasses. Listen as Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones preaches from Ephesians 2 on the judgement of God is the only answer for the children of wrath. It is vital that we come to understand the wrath of God in order to understand both the grace and love of God. We can only understand, Christ, His life, and His death if we see the great problem of our sin and God’s wrath. This wrath is the manifestation of God’s just indignation, and this just judgment of sin can be seen from Genesis to Revelation as the plan and story of redemption unfolds. But, in God’s love he provided hope for sinful and fallen man. By sending His Son to die for us sinners who deserved nothing but condemnation and judgement, He provides a way of salvation and justification for his enemies. This is the glory of the gospel God, it is adoption and justification for those who deserve nothing but judgment. It is the adoption of God’s enemies as children and inheritors through the work of Christ.