The Christian Hope
A Sermon on John 1:16
For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. (ESV)
What is the Christians hope in life? Many people hope in many things, whether it is money, security, or power. But the Christians hope is quite different from all these. For our hope as believers is in the power of Jesus Christ! It is His death and life that liberate us from all sin and darkness. This is a hope outside of ourselves and greater than ourselves, it is a hope received in the grace of God. Not only this, but Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones also tells us that all believers can and should have assurance of this hope, they can truly know that they are loved by God and are His children. Where is your hope? Are you trusting in Jesus Christ? Or yourself? This is the most important question that any of us can ask because it is the question of our eternal destiny. For we are either in the Kingdom of heaven as the children of God, or we are in the kingdom of Satan as slaves to sin. Only the name of Jesus Christ saves and makes fallen sinners new men and women.
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.