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The Blood of Christ

Book of Ephesians

A Sermon on Ephesians 2:13

But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. (ESV)

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We cannot invent a new pathway to God. Whether through morality and good deeds or by the ritual of religion and mysticism, there is no human invention that will save us. On their own, none of these are sufficient to bring us near to God. This is the message of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones in this sermon. A theology of blood is offensive to modern people. The blood of Christ, in His sacrificial death, is a scandal to people today. While people, even some who claim to be Christian, go to great lengths to deny this teaching, we cannot escape the truth that is found throughout Scripture about the necessity of the blood of Christ. Lloyd-Jones traces this theme in the Bible in order to demonstrate why the death of Christ was necessary. Far from being a doctrine to be despised, for those who have eyes to see, it is a doctrine to be cherished. It is a doctrine where we can find full assurance and forgiveness. Listen attentively as Dr. Lloyd-Jones expounds on wonderful truths of expiation, atonement, and sacrifice.

Additional Scripture Translations

Ephesians 2:13, New American Standard Bible

13But now in Christ Jesus you who previously were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ.

Ephesians 2:13, King James Version

13But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of 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.