To Walk with 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)
What does it mean to walk with God? Do you know God personally? Do you know that He is pleased with you and your life? In this sermon on John 1:12-13, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones examines the example of Enoch, and shows how knowing God is pleased with you is of utmost importance to your assurance of salvation. Do you only renounce evil? Or do you also embrace and walk in righteousness? Dr. Lloyd-Jones explains how walking in submission to God’s self-revelation is the essence of walking with God. Moreover, If you are to walk with God, you must have faith, but what is faith? Dr. Lloyd-Jones defines faith as, “an acceptance and submission to the revelation of God.” Do you believe in the existence of God? Knowledge of God can never be enough to walk with Him; you must also submit to what you know to be the will of God for you through the Holy Scriptures. Throughout this sermon, Dr. Lloyd-Jones draws beautiful illustrations of the friendship we have with God, as well as the hope that we have for salvation. Walking with God in this world is a great assurance that we will one day forever walk with God in our eternal home.
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.