Singing to the Lord
A Sermon on Ephesians 5:19
addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, (ESV)
All worship that is truly Christian must have its final focus in the person and work of Christ Jesus the Son of God. For as Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones states in this exposition of Ephesians 5:19, all who are truly Christians have been united to Christ and are beneficiaries of his death and resurrection by the regenerating and transforming power of the Holy Spirit who dwells in all who believe the Gospel. It is only by the Spirit that any can come to have a true and saving knowledge of Jesus and partake in the new life that he has provided in his death. Not only this, but Jesus Christ intercedes for all who believe as the Great High Priest who intercedes between men and God. Furthermore, Jesus Christ is the Great Prophet who reveals to us God and his will for the world. He serves as the final revelation of who God is and what he has done in his Son and through his Holy Spirit. This great person and work of Christ is the center of all Christianity, but this is the very heart of all true Christian worship. For the majesty and glory of Christ should compel and inspire all the children of God to sing and proclaim the praises of God now and forever.
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.