The Need of Man Revealed
A Sermon on John 8:12Read more
What is your greatest need? Do you need an example or a Savior? Did Jesus come into the world to show you how to live, or was he more than a good example? In this sermon on John 8:12, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones addresses the greatest need of mankind, namely, how anyone can be forgiven. How can mankind be reconciled to God? God is a righteous and just God who will not allow sin to reign forever. He will punish sin. So how can we escape? Dr. Lloyd-Jones illustrates that the sole hope for anyone is entirely in Christ alone. Jesus is the Lamb of God. He is a spotless sacrifice, and He offered Himself up to satisfy God’s divine justice. Dr. Lloyd-Jones makes a sharp distinction here: Jesus did not come, primarily, to give us an example. Rather He came to sacrifice Himself, to make atonement free to all who would believe. Just as a sacrificial lamb's purpose is to cover sin, so too the Lamb of God purposed to save sinners from wrath. From here Dr. Lloyd-Jones jubilantly portrays the beauty of the Gospel. The refrain of Scripture is that without blood there is no remission of sin. Are your sins atoned for?
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.