Peace I Give to You
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)
What is the peace that God gives us in Christ? Man is always searching for something to put his trust in, something to hope in in the face of life’s many hardships. In this sermon on John 4:28-30, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones preaches on the great doctrine of peace in the Christian life. When sinners repent and believe in Jesus Christ, they are made new and given new desires and loves. Now, they love God rather than the world and their hope is in God, not the world. This is very different from the life of the unregenerate. They must always look for something in this world to place their hope in. Many look to the philosophy of stoicism, which says that we cannot change our life, so we just need to accept the hardships of life. This is wholly contrary to what Christ gives us! Because in the Gospel we can know that we have a Savior who is wholly for us, and not against us. Do you have this other-worldly hope in Jesus, or are you trusting in something in this passing world to give you peace? This sermon calls us all to forsake ourselves and run to God as our only stronghold in this life.
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.