The Temple in the Soul
A Sermon on Ezekiel 36:33-35
“Thus says the Lord GOD: On the day that I cleanse you from all your iniquities, I will cause the cities to be inhabited, and the waste places shall be rebuilt. And the land that was desolate shall be tilled, instead of being the desolation that it was in the sight of all who passed by. And they will say, ‘This land that was desolate has become like the garden of Eden, and the waste and desolate and ruined cities are now fortified and inhabited.’ (ESV)
Can humans really change? Are we stuck the way we are born, or is there hope to truly be made new? As Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones proclaims from Ezekiel 36:33-35, there is one God and one message of salvation that runs consistently throughout the entire Bible. From Genesis to Revelation, God is working to bring his plan of salvation to its fulfillment in Christ Jesus. The prophet Ezekiel looked forward to this fulfillment when God would rebuild what was lost in the Fall. God does this through the Gospel and forgiveness of sins. For man is born in sin because of the Fall. This fallen nature is wholly given over to sin and corruption. Man’s will, mind, and every action is tainted by sin. His relationships are twisted and marred by the effects of his sinful nature and disposition. Ignoring it doesn't change the presence or reality of sin. The good news is that there is hope in Christ. Dr. Lloyd-Jones teaches us that it is only in Christ that we can have true fellowship with God and neighbor. For in the Gospel we are made right with God and man by the blood of the only Son of God. Listen as Dr. Lloyd-Jones shows us the path out of the loneliness and confusion that engulfs mankind.
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.