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The Feast of Tabernacles

Book of John

A Sermon on John 7:14

About the middle of the feast Jesus went up into the temple and began teaching. (ESV)

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The Bible is a wonderful, coherent narrative spanning centuries of God’s revelation of Himself to humanity. Biblical typology helps interpreters of the Bible understand how the Old Testament, with its laws concerning feasts, celebrations, sacrifices, and institutions, anticipates – and is fulfilled – in Christ Jesus. Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, in his intriguing and helpful message on John 7:14, expounds the Bible’s teaching on the feast of tabernacles. He connects for his listeners its significance for ancient Israel and the lessons it taught the people of God as they dwelled in tents, celebrating their deliverance from the bondage of Egyptian slavery. Yet he does not understand the Law of Moses as an end of itself. Following the teaching of the New Testament, Dr. Lloyd-Jones connects the feast of tabernacles to the great anti-type, the Son of God who “tabernacled” among us. Listen as he models for us how to relate the Old Testament to the New Testament. More importantly, hear about the love of God, the message of hope, and the final deliverance we have in the substance of all the Bible’s types.

Additional Scripture Translations

John 7:14, New American Standard Bible

14But when it was now the middle of the feast, Jesus went up into the temple area, and began to teach.

John 7:14, King James Version

14¶ Now about the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and taught.

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.