Recovery of Sight to the Blind
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)
What is the heart of man really like? Working from Luke 4:18-19, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones uncovers the biblical truth that most do not want to consider. Men are wholly corrupt and sinful as a result of the Fall. They are blind and unable to see the light of God’s truth because they reject the grace of God and scorn the Gospel of Jesus Christ as foolish and offensive. But it gets worse. God has appointed a day when he will come in judgment to condemn all those who will not repent and believe in the Gospel. The Bible is clear that no one escapes this final judgment. There are no second chances. But as Dr. Lloyd-Jones proclaims, there is hope! By repenting and believing in the message of salvation given in God’s Word, anyone may be made right with God. This powerful work is what the Holy Spirit does inside of us, giving the blind sight and the dead new life. This Gospel of grace, repentance, and redemption in Christ Jesus by the work of the Holy Spirit is the only means of salvation that God has given this world.
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.