Bound to Share
A Sermon on John 4:28-30
So the woman left her water jar and went away into town and said to the people, “Come, see a man who told me all that I ever did. Can this be the Christ?” They went out of the town and were coming to him. (ESV)
The Christian is bound to share the good news that has changed his life. Have you felt the urge to share this good news of forgiveness with others? In his sermon on John 4:28-30, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones paints a vivid picture of the Christian and his compassion for the souls of the lost; in order to demonstrate this he first sets a groundwork of basic Christian experience. If you are a Christian, then you know the feeling of being both freed and forgiven from enslaving sin. If you have been saved then you know that you were only a great sinner in need of a great Savior. Going on from there, Dr. Lloyd-Jones illustrates that conversion is like a sick man who is given a prescription that gives him health and vitality again. And when that man sees someone with that same ailment, he cannot help but speak of what made him well again, in the hopes that the other person will be healed, as well. Similarly, someone who has been brought new life by the Gospel cannot help but share it with others in need! Jesus does not only have compassion on us and forgive us, He also gives us compassionate and forgiving hearts.
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.