A Sermon on Ephesians 2:10
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. (ESV)
At salvation, we instantly join the eternal family of Christ! Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones shows from Ephesians 2:10 how redeemed men and women now live new lives that are marked by the work of Christ in their hearts. This continual work in the life of believers is what is commonly called sanctification. Dr. Lloyd-Jones proclaims that part of salvation is that all who are truly regenerated are continually formed and fashioned in holiness so that they imitate Christ. God uses many means to conform Christians to the image of Christ, but one of the main ones is the chastisements of God. For when believers fall into sin God brings rebuke and correction into their life as a good father would. This is both a great comfort and reassurance of salvation, for all whom are truly saved are sons and daughters of God and treated as such. Those who claim that one can be saved, yet not be sanctified, grossly misunderstand the Scriptures’ teaching. For all of salvation, from start to finish, is under the control of God. For this reason, God works so that those whom he saved will be brought to fulfillment through sanctification and glorification.