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A Sermon on Luke 9:35

And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is my Son, my Chosen One; listen to him!” (ESV)

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At the Mount of Transfiguration, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones explains in this sermon on Luke 9:35, we see God’s declaration of who Jesus is. He tells us that Jesus is His Son and that we must listen to Him. Here we see that at the heart of Christianity is not human merit, or worldly wisdom, but the real historical person of Jesus Christ. Jesus is not like many other religious figures because He is a real man whom we have historical record of. What makes Jesus our savior is that He really lived, died, and has risen from the dead. The Christian faith is grounded not in myths or fables but in historical Jesus Christ. What does this mean for us today? The message of Jesus is as vital as it has ever been. For man is still a sinner who is alienated from God and self-deceived. Jesus frees is from sin through His Gospel of truth. He not only makes us right before God, but He transforms us and gives us new desires. While man is naturally deaf to the truths of God, Jesus can heal sinful men and give them new life in the Spirit. Those who are saved then must imitate Christ by taking up their cross and following Him whereever He may lead.  

Additional Scripture Translations

Luke 9:35, New American Standard Bible

35And then a voice came from the cloud, saying, “This is My Son, My Chosen One; listen to Him!”

Luke 9:35, King James Version

35And there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him.

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.