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Grace Not Gifts

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A Sermon on Luke 10:20

Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.” (ESV)

“It is our fatal tendency to rejoice in the wrong things in connection with our spiritual life and experience.” We are so quickly impressed with spiritual success and dangeroulsy blinded by our pride. How fast we forget the true joy that our names are recorded in the book of life! Heaven is guaranteed! In this sermon, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones teaches us not to rejoice in gifts but in God's grace. He explains why we experience fluctuations in our Christian life, seasons of great security and joy followed by seasons of pride, sadness and unsteadiness. There is a profound difference between gifts and grace, and the result of the security found in knowing our names are written in Heaven.