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The Light of the World

Book of John

A Sermon on John 8:12

I Am the Light of the World

Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (ESV)

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Will the world ever be free from evil? This critical question is answered by Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones as he shows us from John 8:9-12 that the darkness of the world can only be overcome by Christ, who is the true light of the world. By his death, burial, and resurrection he overcame the power of sin and the devil. Evil can never be overcome by worldly philosophies or wandering religions that reject the God who created everyone. There is only one way of salvation! Many people find this message offensive and backwards, saying that men are ever evolving and progressing to higher levels of morality and sophistication. Yet Dr. Lloyd-Jones argues that this is in direct contradiction to both Scripture and the history of the world. For Scripture says that all men are born is sinful rebellion, looking only to themselves for guidance. The Gospel brings hope and forgiveness, peace and renewal. It tells us not that the world is getting better because men are getting better, but that Christ saves sinners who cannot save themselves.

Additional Scripture Translations

John 8:12, New American Standard Bible

Jesus Is the Light of the World

12Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, “I am the Light of the world; the one who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.”

John 8:12, King James Version

12¶ Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of 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.