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A Sermon on Luke 4:18-19

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because he has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives
and recovering of sight to the blind,
to set at liberty those who are oppressed,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” (ESV)

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How do we know God? The glorious truth of the message of Christ is that we can know God and come into a relationship with Him! God has not created us and left us to ourselves, but has revealed Himself to us. This revelation does not come through man’s reason, for Paul tells us that the message of the Gospel came to those that were not considered wise by the world. For God has revealed Himself through Christ in grace. Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones preaches from Luke 4:18-19 on this truth that we know God not because of our own wisdom, but because God is gracious. It is because God so loved this sinful and evil world that He has sent His Son so that all who repent of their sins and believe in Jesus might be saved. This is not merely theoretical knowledge, but it is a knowledge of God and what He has done for us! How are we to respond to this revelation? The answer of this sermon from Scripture is that we must believe God. We must believe that Jesus Christ is God’s son who has come to die and take away the sin of the world. Do you believe? There is no more important question.

Additional Scripture Translations

Luke 4:18-19, New American Standard Bible

18“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me,

Because He anointed Me to bring good news to the poor.

He has sent Me to proclaim release to captives,

And recovery of sight to the blind,

To set free those who are oppressed,

19To proclaim the favorable year of the Lord.”

Luke 4:18-19, King James Version

18The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, 19To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

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.