A Matter of Conscience
A Sermon on John 4:13-14
Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” (ESV)
Can we say that Jesus is all He claims to be? Can we say that He is God? Can we say that He died for sinners? Can we say that is the true and better Adam? But most of all, can you say He is your Savior? In this sermon from John 4:13-14, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones preaches on Jesus Christ as our Savior, and how this truth applies to our guilty consciences. For the Law tells us that we are guilty, and our own heart confirms this judgment. The only hope is not to quell our conscience, but to believe and receive total forgiveness! Jesus Christ has come and died in order that the Law would be fulfilled. What does this mean for our conscience? We must not ignore when our conscience convicts us of sin, but we also should not turn to self-justification. The answer is in Christ. He has freed us from our desire to vindicate ourselves and appease our guilty conscience by our own works. Jesus tells us that He is our righteousness and hope. For all who believe in Jesus can have full assurance that they have been saved and are now Children of God! Do you have a clear conscience and an assurance that you belong to Christ? This is the most important question we can ask ourselves.
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.