Nearer My God to Thee
A Sermon on John 4:27-30Read more
What does it mean for a person to experience God? Are the New Testament examples of divine encounters still occurring today? Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones assures the listener that believers are capable, and should indeed seek to encounter God in a personal way. In this sermon on John 4:27-30, we will find out what it means for the Christian to commune with God and hear examples of what these manifestations look like. Dr. Lloyd-Jones gives us four practical steps for the believer to encounter God through prayer, communion, reading, and faithfully obeying Him. In these four steps, he assures those listening that these manifestations of the Holy Spirit are not relegated for the super-spiritual, but are intended for every believer. After listening, you will ask yourself if you are truly seeking the Lord, or if you have settled for a boring religion that offers no personal God. The busyness of the modern world seems to draw us away from genuinely seeking God. Yet Dr. Lloyd-Jones beckons us to put first things first and cry out to our God when He draws near to us. This is what we are shown in this sermon from the woman at the well, who was busy, but set aside everything to commune with Jesus. Listen and learn about what this communion from over 2000 years ago means for us today.
Additional Scripture Translations
John 4:27-30, New American Standard Bible
27And at this point His disciples came, and they were amazed that He had been speaking with a woman, yet no one said, “What are You seeking?” or, “Why are You speaking with her?” 28So the woman left her waterpot and went into the city, and *said to the people, 29“Come, see a man who told me all the things that I have done; this is not the Christ, is He?” 30They left the city and were coming to Him.
John 4:27-30, King James Version
27¶ And upon this came his disciples, and marvelled that he talked with the woman: yet no man said, What seekest thou? or, Why talkest thou with her? 28The woman then left her waterpot, and went her way into the city, and saith to the men, 29Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ? 30Then they went out of the city, and came unto him.
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.