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In the Image of God

Book of John

A Sermon on John 1:16

For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. (ESV)

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From the beginning of history, mankind has sought out self-knowledge. We have sought it through philosophy, religion, and science; yet we have found nothing of eternal value. In this sermon Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones preaches from John 1:16 that God knows the deceitful heart of mankind. He shows that the truth about mankind is not found within himself, but rather in his Creator, God. Moreover, Dr. Lloyd-Jones explains that we are a fallen race. The image of God that we have been imbued has been distorted by sin. Our sin does not speak the truth about our purpose and nature! It says that we are in ultimate authority: that we, like Adam, may decide what is right and wrong instead of submitting to our Creator. The truth about mankind is ultimately found in Christ who is the whole man. That is to say that He was perfect in His humanity! He submitted to His heavenly Father in every way that we have not. Christ is not merely the full man, He is also our divine mediator and perfect sacrifice. What is the height of mankind? How can a sinful people see a holy God? Look no further than the Son of God incarnate.

Additional Scripture Translations

John 1:16, New American Standard Bible

16For of His fullness we have all received, and grace upon grace.

John 1:16, King James Version

16And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.

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.