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And the Jews Marvelled

Book of John

A Sermon on John 7:15

The Jews therefore marveled, saying, “How is it that this man has learning, when he has never studied?” (ESV)

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Trimming Christianity to mere ethical teachings or to matters of political agitation may interest certain people. Christians may even gain the respect of others through their good deeds or for their dedication to Sunday morning service. But in neither case, argues Dr. Martyn-Lloyd Jones, will people marvel at the Christian Gospel. The one thing that true Christianity leads to is wonder and amazement! Dr. Lloyd-Jones goes so far as to say the essence of the Gospel always leads people to marvel. True Christianity will have this effect. In this sermon on John 7:15, Dr. Lloyd-Jones traces this theme of amazement, astonishment, and marvel through the life and ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ. He asks whether or not the church is causing people to marvel, and if not, why? If you think Christianity is a set of rules to follow or a political program; if you believe that Jesus Christ came to help people live a better life; if you believe Jesus was simply a good man who left an example to follow, then this message is for you. Listen to what the Bible says about the effect of the true Gospel. Hear the message of God’s grace –– His salvation through Jesus Christ –– and join the millions in marveling at God’s mighty deeds.

Additional Scripture Translations

John 7:15, New American Standard Bible

15The Jews then were astonished, saying, “How has this Man become learned, not having been educated?”

John 7:15, King James Version

15And the Jews marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned?

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.