The Children of God
A Sermon on John 1:12-13
But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. (ESV)
Can we know that we are Children of God? Can we know that we have been forgiven of all our sins and made new in Christ? The answer given by Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones in this sermon on John 1:12-13 is a resounding yes! Part of the Gospel hope is the peace that we have in the full assurance that God is for us. The Bible gives a number of different ways that Christians can test themselves to see if they are truly in the faith. Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones presents these test to see if Christians are truly in a relationship with God, or if they are self-deceived. He asks how do you respond to your sin? Is it to fall back in legalism? If so, this might be a sign that you are resting in your own works rather than in what Christ has done for you. Are you interested in the Church and in the things of God? This is another sign to see if you are in the faith. Just as a natural child is interested in what their parents are, so also spiritual children are interested in the things of God. This sermon calls us all to believe in Jesus, and that those that do can know that they have been truly saved by Him!
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.