The Peace of God
A Sermon on John 1:16
For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. (ESV)
The Gospel of Jesus Christ brings peace to all who believe and trust in it. This is not only peace with God, but it gives us a peace knowing that we trust in a God who can free us from sin and evil. Listen as Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones proclaims that Christ can and will complete the work He began in us. We have access to God on the basis of what Christ has done in our stead and through the working of the Holy Spirit. This glorious truth of this message is what grounds and upholds the Christian life. We can abide in Christ because of what He has done for us as our great Savior. This is not to say that there are not any struggles in the Christian life. For as our Savior’s life was marked by willful suffering, so too the Christian life is marked by a willingness to suffer for God. Therefore, when we suffer as Christians we can do so knowing that we can always rely on God to give us strength to suffer in a way that honors God. We go before the throne of God on the basis of Christ pleading our case before God almighty. It is this Gospel that grants true peace for all who believe.