By Grace Through Faith
A Sermon on Ephesians 2:8-10
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. (ESV)
Salvation is the result of God’s grace alone! As Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones preaches from Ephesians 2:8-10, we are not saved by anything we do or any merits we earn, but it is wholly the result of grace. For man in his sin is unable to do anything pleasing to God. For he is unable to even believe the good news of the Gospel without the work of the Holy Spirit giving him a new heart. This is contrary to what many men have believed and taught throughout the centuries. Some say that grace is good, but not sufficient to save, whereas some have gone as far as saying that by the works of the Law alone men can be saved and made right with God. But the apostle Paul clearly denies any such teaching in his insistence on the power of God’s grace alone. For through grace God gives men the gift of faith. It is faith that is the instrumental cause of justification, for by it believers are united to Christ and receive the benefits of his life, death, and resurrection. Listen as Dr. Lloyd-Jones explains this great doctrine of justification by faith alone that is the very heart of Christianity. For without it there is no true gospel.