Through Christ Jesus
A Sermon on Ephesians 2:7
so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. (ESV)
Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones speaks with unction as he unpacks the words of Luke in Acts 2:7. In the incarnation, the second person of the Godhead descends and takes up a true human nature for the redemption of all those whom God elected. He did not count equality a thing to be grasped, but he came to earth as a baby born in a manger. Not only this, but he suffered and died upon a cross in the place of sinners. Even in the midst of this suffering Jesus Christ never ceased to be fully divine, but suffered as the God man. It is through his death on the cross and resurrection from the dead that believers receive the blessings of salvation and redemption. This is the new life in Christ where all who are granted faith by the Holy Spirit receive in full all the blessings that God has given in Christ. For as Dr. Lloyd-Jones explains, all the good that God gives Christians only comes by and in the work of Christ, for in Him are all the blessings of God. This should bring all believers to worship God for all He has done in Christ. And Christians should be encouraged to take the Gospel to all, knowing that it is only in this Gospel that peace with God and redemption come.