Sanctification and Prayer
A Sermon on John 1:16
For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. (ESV)
How can Christians pray? How can sinners come before God with their petitions and pleas? In this sermon on John 1:16, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones preaches on the glorious truth of Spirit-filled prayer for sanctification. All who have repented of their sins and believe in Jesus have received the gift of the Holy Spirit. Now, they can come before God on the basis of what Christ has done for them. They can come before God because He has given them His Holy Spirit. Prayer is essential to the Christian life; it is how they have fellowship with God. Prayer is one of the means of sanctification in which they come before God and become more like Him. This sermon calls all to come to God and calls all to trust in His love and care. But what about those who do not know Jesus? What of those who have not believed in the gospel? This is a call to forsake all sins and come to Jesus. Everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved. They will receive the gift of the Spirit by which they can call God their loving Father. There is no greater blessing than to come before God in prayer.
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.