Strangers and Pilgrims
A Sermon on John 1:16
For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. (ESV)
What is the nature of sanctification? In this sermon on John 1:16 Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones tells us that sanctification is essential to all Christians. It is not a result of legalism, but of living according to the Gospel. The great truth is that Jesus has died for sinners and that the Holy Spirit has come into the world to give new life! Though all are born in sin, no one is beyond the grace and power of God. There is no sinner so dark that he cannot be made a child of God. Why should Christians flee worldliness and immorality? Because they are new creatures in Christ! This is what the Gospel tells us. Christians are called to flee sin and the flesh. They are called to put to death all immorality not in order to be saved, but because they have been saved. There is no place for legalism in the Christian life, but it is the Gospel that compels us toward holiness! For those that sow in the flesh reap according to the flesh, but those that sow according to the Spirit reap according to the Spirit. The sermon asks us all, what are you sowing? Are you trusting in God and in His Gospel, or are you still trusting the flesh? There is no more important question we can ask ourselves!
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.