A Sermon on John 1:16
For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. (ESV)
What is the result of salvation? Often times Christians speak of their salvation as simply being forgiven or saved from sins. While this is true, in this sermon on John 1:16, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones shows us that salvation is more than being forgiven. Why does he say this? According to him, salvation is salvation unto good works and a life of holiness. The idea that one can be a Christian while living in sin and rebellion continually is not taught anywhere in the Bible. This is because the Bible always teaches that God uses good works to enable Christians to persevere to the end. We who believe are not saved and then left to ourselves. God gives us the Holy Spirit that equips us to live a life of good works. This same Spirit keeps all true believers from falling away and losing their salvation. All who are saved persevere to the end! This is only because God has promised to keep all those whom He has saved. This sermon gives great hope to all believers who have truly trusted in God. To those who do not know Jesus, it promises a salvation that is secure and stable to all who believe in the Gospel.
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.