The Blood of Christ
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)
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 the Doctor expounds on wonderful truths of expiation, atonement, and sacrifice.