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In the Likeness of Christ

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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Do you know that you have been forgiven and given new life? How do you know? In this sermon on John 1:16, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones elaborates on the traits of the Christian who has received salvation. He explains that no one has received the fullness of Christ if he does not also acknowledge his own sinfulness. The man who thinks he is healthy has no mind to receive the counsel of a doctor. Similarly, the person who thinks he is a good moral man has no interest in forgiveness. The man who has received forgiveness and life from Christ has been enlightened by the Holy Spirit to see that his heart is wicked and deceitful, and that he is in need of forgiveness and a new heart. Furthermore, this Christian man realizes his dependence upon God for this new heart and new life. He sees that, of himself, he can do nothing to save or make himself holy, but that by God’s Word and Spirit he may have a life marked by the fullness of Christ. Do you struggle to find assurance of your faith? Dr. Lloyd-Jones offers numerous Biblical tests that can bring you clarity and hope in the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ!

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.