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Healed From Sin

Old Testament

A Sermon on Jeremiah 17:14-15

Jeremiah Prays for Deliverance

Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed;
save me, and I shall be saved,
for you are my praise.
Behold, they say to me,
“Where is the word of the LORD?
Let it come!” (ESV)

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Are you a Christian? How do you know that you are a Christian? In this sermon on Jeremiah 17:14-15, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones addresses the topic of assurance and provides tests of faith for believers to examine themselves. He elaborates that a Christian understands himself to be not, primarily, a good person but instead a forgiven person. Moreover, the Christian knows that he does not merely do wrong things, but that the root of the issue is that he is diseased to the core and needs more than moral reform in order to free himself. In fact, what every man needs is not behavioral change, but heart surgery! Additionally, he knows that he cannot do this surgery himself; he needs God to do the work in his heart. The Christian confesses that he is a sinner in need of a Savior. Therefore if you are a believer, then your only hope and boast are in God. The one who can fix our heart is the only one who is worthy of our worship! Examine your own heart. Have you been made new? Do you have new desires? The world cannot diagnose your problem. God can both diagnose and heal you! 

Additional Scripture Translations

Jeremiah 17:14-15, New American Standard Bible

14Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed;

Save me and I will be saved,

For You are my praise.

15Look, they keep saying to me,

“Where is the word of the Lord?

Let it come now!”

Jeremiah 17:14-15, King James Version

14Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise.

15¶ Behold, they say unto me, Where is the word of the LORD? let it come now.

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.