For Me to Live is Christ (1)
A Sermon on John 1:16
For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. (ESV)
What does it mean for someone to say, "to live is Christ"? In this sermon regarding John 1:16, Martyn Lloyd-Jones preaches on what the Christian's joy is found within. Dr. Lloyd-Jones explains how futile the unbelievers' mindset is: a pursuit of one's own joy and happiness through selfish means does not satisfy the soul. Living for Christ's glory, however, is the deepest and most fulfilling of all pursuits. Dr. Lloyd-Jones preaches that to be a Christian is not only to believe the truth about God, but also to receive of Christ's fullness. A person can receive of this fullness by repenting of his sins and placing his faith in Christ. Through this wonderful act, Christ imputes and imparts His righteousness to our account, thereby declaring us justified before God. Dr. Lloyd-Jones tells us the secret of deep joy in Christian living: the mind of Christ. Referencing Paul's writing in Philippians 2, Lhe tells his listeners a marvelous truth, namely that Christ has given us His mind upon our salvation. With this Spirit-empowered perspective, the Christian can live for God's glory. Living for God's glory with the strength and fullness given to us is God's desire for our lives.
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.