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Glorying Only in the Cross

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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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Why do Christians preach the cross? Why is it that this cruel tool of murder stands at the heart of God’s Gospel? The answer is found in the power of the cross for salvation! Listen as Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones unfolds the words of Paul telling us that the cross is the means by which God has conquered sin, death, and the devil by dying a cruel death. In this sermon on Galatians 6:14, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones explains not only the fact of the cross, but also the need. God the Father sent His only Son into the world to die for men because all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. All men are in dire need of salvation and forgiveness. And this salvation only comes through Jesus’ sacrificial death upon the cross. Now, those that believe are freed from the curse of the Law and they are freed from sin and death. This salvation is the only way to salvation! This sermon calls each and every sinner to leave their evil ways behind and come to Jesus. Come to the cross and find salvation in God’s Son who has died for sinners.

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.