The Christian and the World
A Sermon on John 1:16Read more
What do we do when there is political turmoil? What is the wisdom of God? How is it different from the wisdom of the world? In this selection from John 1:16, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones elaborates on the difference between the world and the Christian. The Christian, he proclaims, has a fundamentally different worldview than the unbeliever. He approaches the same situations with different understanding. He is capable of sorrow and empathy, but is not limited to a surface understanding of evil. The Christian understands the doctrine of depravity, that man apart from Christ is left to wickedness. He is aware that the world itself is under the just curse of God, since the fall of Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden. The Christian is not overly optimistic about the political leaders that arise, nor is he too pessimistic. The Christian knows that these leaders will not save him, and he also knows that the gates of hell will not prevail against the Church of God! You, Christian, have a steadfast hope in the face of wars and rumors of wars: Jesus Christ, the Anointed One of God is your King and He will not fail, forsake, or ultimately disappoint those who hope in Him.
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.