The Need of Man
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)
Do we as Christians truly rejoice in Jesus Christ? Do we truly rejoice in the salvation He has freely given us? Listen to this sermon on John 4:13-14 as Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones speaks on salvation and what it reveals to us about ourselves. He begins by bringing up the saddening lack of rejoicing most Christians have towards salvation. He explains that this lack comes directly from a failure to see our utter and complete need of Jesus’ salvation. We cannot truly rejoice in the salvation Christ offers if we do not first see our state of need and realize our complete inadequacy in saving ourselves. The whole Bible, especially the Old Testament, points directly to the fact that we need a Savior. We can only be moved by salvation if we see our need for it. Not only do we have to recognize our need, but we have to know our complete need. This is realizing that without Christ and His salvation we are spiritually dead and ignorant. But the good news is that as Christians, we have a Savior who came to earth, died, and rose again victorious over death. He delivered us. So let us run to Him, realizing our complete need, and rejoice in His salvation.
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.