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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)

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“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.


Additional Scripture Translations

Luke 10:20, New American Standard Bible

20Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are recorded in heaven.”

Luke 10:20, King James Version

20Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.


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.