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Man and his Pride

Book of John

A Sermon on John 7:18

The one who speaks on his own authority seeks his own glory; but the one who seeks the glory of him who sent him is true, and in him there is no falsehood. (ESV)

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Perhaps the greatest contrast in all of the Bible is the humility of Christ and the pride of mankind. As Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones continues teaching and preaching on the characteristics of unbelief, he comes to what, he says, is the ultimate reason people do not believe the Gospel: pride. In teaching on the fallen nature of humanity, the Lord Jesus Christ is not interested in an academic or psychological analysis of pride. Instead, His love for sinners drives His words. With the final fate of persisting unbelief being hell, Dr. Lloyd-Jones asks us to confront our own unbelief. In our modern scientific hubris, will we gamble our eternal destiny on the theories of men? Or will we become like little children at the feet of Christ? Will we lean on our intellect, our learning, and the world’s philosophies? Or will we gladly receive the Word of God? Does the sin of pride, selfishness, and self-centeredness consume your life? Or do you live for the glory and worship of the true God? In this important message on John 7:18, Dr. Lloyd-Jones asks and answers these many pressing questions. Listen as he challenges each of us in our prideful self-glorification and find rescue in the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Additional Scripture Translations

John 7:18, New American Standard Bible

18The one who speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but He who is seeking the glory of the One who sent Him, He is true, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.

John 7:18, King James Version

18He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.

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.