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A Sermon on Galatians 6:14

But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. (ESV)

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We are told in Scripture that the cross and blood of Christ speak— what do they say? Have you ever listened to the message of the cross? In this sermon from Galatians 6:14, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones explains that the first thing they say is that the soul of man is very precious. This is seen by the fact that God send His Son to die on behalf of sinful man who couldn't save himself. Second, the cross says that the most important thing to man is his relationship with God. How we respond to Jesus’ death on the cross will affect how we spend eternity, either with God or apart from Him. Thus, it is of the utmost importance. Third, we are told that the essence of sin is the breaking of a relationship with God. Fourth and finally, the cross and blood say that we need to submit to it so that we can be saved. This, according to Dr. Lloyd-Jones, is the exposition of the cross. In this, it declares that it alone is the way of dealing with man’s sin, and it invites those who don’t know Christ to come and find forgiveness from their sins and be reconciled to God. Dr. Lloyd-Jones encourages us to come to Him today and be saved!

Additional Scripture Translations

Galatians 6:14, New American Standard Bible

14But far be it from me to boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.

Galatians 6:14, King James Version

14But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.

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.