Pointing to Christ
A Sermon on John 1:41-42
He first found his own brother Simon and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which means Christ). He brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, “You are Simon the son of John. You shall be called Cephas” (which means Peter). (ESV)
The Spiritual realm is much different than the realm of the world. It sees things differently, judges things differently, and estimates things much differently than the world does. What may seem little through the world’s eyes can be huge in light of spiritual matters. Listen as Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones preaches from John 1:41-42 and expresses this truth through the lives of Andrew and Simon Peter. He uses these men of the New Testament to show that those whom the world may look at as simple fishermen, God can use as Kingdom bearers and messengers of the Gospel. He then encourages us by stating that it is the same for us today. We may look at ourselves and wonder how we could serve the Lord, but God tells us to simply bring ourselves to Him, and through His own strength and power we too can play a part in the Kingdom of God. It is essential to realize that we cannot do it on our own, but must rely upon Him and His own strength. Lastly, we can also be encouraged by in seeing how this truth points to the fact that God cares about us personally and wants us to be a part of His great plan.
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.