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Man and His Need of Salvation

Book of John

A Sermon on John 3:17

For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. (ESV)

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The Bible not only tells us the what the Gospel is, but it also tells us why we need the Gospel. Often times people jump straight to the message of the Gospel without looking at why man needs the Gospel. But God’s Word is clear on why Jesus had to come. Scripture tells us that mankind loves darkness rather than light, and for this reason the whole world already lies under the judgment of God. But the light of the Gospel pierces even the darkest cloud because it tells us that despite man’s sin, rebellion, and evil, God has sent His Son into the world! God so loved the world that He came and died in the place of sinners and rose from the dead so that they might have new life. God has overcome the power of sin and the devil so that all who believe in Jesus are not only restored to their original state of righteousness, but they are made even higher! This sermon by Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones on John 3:17 calls us all to believe in Jesus. It calls us all to repent of our sins and trust Jesus in order that we might become children of God, pure and holy. This Gospel is truly good news!

Additional Scripture Translations

John 3:17, New American Standard Bible

17For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but so that the world might be saved through Him.

John 3:17, King James Version

17For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

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.