All Received of His Fullness
A Sermon on John 1:16
For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. (ESV)
Have you been forgiven? Have you been reconciled to God? Do you know God intimately through His Word and Spirit? If you have received anything good from the Lord, it is always and only because of Jesus the Messiah! In this discourse on John 1:16, Dr. Lloyd-Jones discusses the idea of the fullness of Christ. He also says in order to understand that we receive anything from Christ, we ought to understand how and why. Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones elaborates that when we receive good from God it is through the Lord Jesus Christ. From His incarnation to His ascension, Jesus is sufficient to reconcile, save, justify, and make propitiation for His people. Dr. Lloyd-Jones points out that Jesus must be man in order to fulfill the Law and be our federal head. This sermon points out that Christ must be the Mighty One who can bear the full weight of God’s wrath on the tree and conquer even death; furthermore His death had to be enough to outweigh the sin of His people now and forever! We are able to receive the full benefits of Christ because our mighty Lord, who knew no sin, bore the wrath of God in our stead!
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.