By Grace Through Faith
A Sermon on Ephesians 2:8-10Read more
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.
Additional Scripture Translations
Ephesians 2:8-10, New American Standard Bible
8For by grace you have been saved through faith; and this is not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; 9not a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.
Ephesians 2:8-10, King James Version
8For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9Not of works, lest any man should boast. 10For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
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.