A Sermon on Ephesians 4:5
one Lord, one faith, one baptism, (ESV)
What brings unity to our churches? How can we come together in the midst of so many varying opinions and countless opportunities to disagree with one another? In this sermon, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones argues from Ephesians that when believers focus on Jesus Christ, the head of the church, unity is preserved. How is this done? First, by focusing on the uniqueness of Jesus—there is only one Lord. He is the only one like Him. He makes Christianity what it is, for without Christ, the core of Christian belief would be gone. In this sense, The Doctor says, there is an intolerant aspect to Christianity. He goes on to suggest that those who have not seen this have not seen the true faith. Christ is central to the church because disagreements about Him are disagreements about core doctrines, which not only cause division, but in some cases also serve as evidence that certain people are outside of Christ. All we need regarding our salvation and how to be a part of the church is wrapped up in Jesus. Lloyd-Jones then asks, “What is our relationship to Him?” Listen as The Doctor explains how Christ alone is the object around which the church can be united.
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.