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Book of John

A Sermon on John 7:17

If anyone’s will is to do God’s will, he will know whether the teaching is from God or whether I am speaking on my own authority. (ESV)

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In its deepest time of need, the world did not receive the Son of God. This is as true today as it was when the Gospel of John was written. But why does the world persist in its unbelief? In light of its desperation, how is it possible that the world continues to reject the extraordinary message of the Gospel? Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones continues his study of unbelief in this sermon on John 7:17. The bottom line, he says, is that unbelief is moral rather than merely intellectual. He then goes on to expound why this must be the case based upon an understanding of the nature of God and the truth of the Christian faith. Man, in his prejudice, wants to make Christianity an intellectual or detached academic endeavor. Intellectualism allows us to explore religion in our lab coats rather than come face-to-face with the fact that we are sinners who cannot approach a holy God with our feeble intellect. While the majority of the world rejects the Gospel of Christ, we who have eyes to see understand our moral dilemma and flee to Christ by faith. Listen to Dr. Lloyd-Jones teach on unbelief, so that you may not only understand its characteristics, but more importantly that you may worship the Son of Man who came to seek and save the lost.

Additional Scripture Translations

John 7:17, New American Standard Bible

17If anyone is willing to do His will, he will know about the teaching, whether it is of God, or I am speaking from Myself.

John 7:17, King James Version

17If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.

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.