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The Results of the Cross

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A Sermon on Galatians 1:3-5

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen. (ESV)

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At the center of the Gospel is the cross of Christ. This is what the apostle Paul teaches us in Galatians 1:3-5 where he defends the Gospel of God’s grace alone. Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones explains how all men stand before God condemned for their sin and rebellion against a holy God. But God, in His grace, sent His Son into the world to die for sinners so that they might be forgiven and made His children. This salvation is an ultimate act of grace that is a result of God’s free love. There is nothing any man can do to merit God’s favor or love. It is God who sends His Spirit to convict men of their sin and awaken them to their fallen condition. How does salvation change man? The Bible is clear that not only does salvation make man right with God, but it gives him a new mind and new desires! It changes him by giving him a love for God and the people of God. It makes sinners into new people who now love and serve God. This sermon calls us all to leave behind sin and come to Jesus who alone can save sinners and give them eternal life! .


Additional Scripture Translations

Galatians 1:3-5, New American Standard Bible

3Grace to you and peace from God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ, 4who gave Himself for our sins so that He might rescue us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, 5to whom be the glory forevermore. Amen.

Galatians 1:3-5, King James Version

3Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ, 4Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father: 5To whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.


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.