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Facing the Evidence


A Sermon on Luke 5:17

Jesus Heals a Paralytic

On one of those days, as he was teaching, Pharisees and teachers of the law were sitting there, who had come from every village of Galilee and Judea and from Jerusalem. And the power of the Lord was with him to heal. (ESV)

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Who is Jesus? To answer this question, we must look at all the extraordinary miracles and deeds He performed before many witnesses. These all affirm His claim the He is who He says He is: God in the flesh. But then, if the evidence is clear, why did so may in Jesus’ time reject Him, just as many reject Him today? In this message from Luke 5:17, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones says that the answer is simple: prejudice. Sin has corrupted every part of man, including his judgment of facts. Man does not have a detached mind that can assess the evidence because he is bound to his sin. He cannot have a truly open mind to the claims of Christianity and the Bible. Is there a way out of this predicament? Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones tells us that man cannot come to know God through his own accord, but by the grace of God, man’s eyes can be opened so that he sees the truth. Man can do nothing of his self to fight his sin, but by God’s grace he can be set free. This sermon brings the message of hope and peace in the Gospel for all who believe in Jesus. Mankind does not have to suffer for his sin because Jesus has come to take his place.

Additional Scripture Translations

Luke 5:17, New American Standard Bible

A Man Lowered Through a Roof

17One day He was teaching, and there were some Pharisees and teachers of the Law sitting there who had come from every village of Galilee and Judea, and from Jerusalem; and the power of the Lord was present for Him to perform healing.

Luke 5:17, King James Version

17And it came to pass on a certain day, as he was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judæa, and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was present to heal them.

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.