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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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When the world looks particularly bad to us, we begin to worry and become fearful. But that is contrary to what God would have us do. In this sermon exploring Galatians 1:3-5, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones reminds us that the world is already doomed to death and destruction, but we do not need to die with it! God gave us his Son to bear the entire weight of God’s curse of sin from his final wrath and destruction of the world. When we consider the poor condition of everything around us, we should not focus on how to change the world but how to change our hearts. God provides a perfect way for us to be saved from all that is around us—he gave his beloved Son to die in our place. Trust in that Savior! Whoever believes that the Son of God was made a curse for them is delivered from the curse!

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.