Truly Man. Truly God
A Sermon on John 1:16
For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. (ESV)
In this sermon on John 1:16, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones touches on the importance of receiving Christ’s fullness and understanding Christ’s nature for the life of a believer. We are told in Scripture to receive Christ’s fullness, but how are we as Christians supposed to go about doing this? First, Dr. Lloyd-Jones says that we are to spend time meditating on him and his fullness. Second, we must move from thinking about his fullness merely as a theological concept, and instead see it as deeply personal. Dr. Lloyd-Jones says that we move from the intellectual perspective to a more personal one because that is the end goal of looking at Christian doctrine— it is a means of learning about the Lord so we can know him better. Related to this is the discussion of Christ’s fullness and what it is: what does Scripture mean when it says that He is both fully God and fully man? Did Jesus empty himself of his deity completely, or is there some other possibility? Dr. Lloyd-Jones helps us understand the nature of this topic and answers common questions that people have about it. In the end, Jesus was both fully God and fully man. Dr. Lloyd-Jones provides an encouragement by reminding us that it is okay to admit that some things about God’s nature are a mystery and are hard to understand, such as this.
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.