Putting on the New Man
A Sermon on Ephesians 4:25
Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another. (ESV)
What does it mean to “put on the new man?” What is the role of truth in the life of a believer? In this sermon, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones expands on these points and more using Ephesians 4:25. First, the truth must always be applied— learning is no good if one does nothing with it! Second, the Christian faith and teaching affect every area of life in every detail. Ultimately, our walks as Christians should not be separate from the other aspects of our lives; they are to be interwoven. God gives us his commandments to follow, and as a good Father, he gives us reasons why. What are these reasons? First, Jesus’ sacrifice on our behalf is reason enough to follow all his commands! Second, Dr. Lloyd-Jones says, the Christian system of belief is for all people— even the poor and unimportant. This is in stark contrast to pagan religions. Additionally, Dr. Lloyd-Jones brings attention to the far reach that Christianity has into the lives of its followers. Going further than merely being a part of every aspect of someone’s life, Christianity addresses foundational issues rather than just outward behavior. Our job is to follow God and allow him to change us, and Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones uses this sermon to encourage us in this and show us what it means to “put on the new man.”
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.