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The Power of the Gospel


A Sermon on Mark 1:1

John the Baptist Prepares the Way

The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. (ESV)

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What is the Gospel? The answer to this simple question has ultimate meaning for the lives of each and every one of us. As Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones teaches from Mark 1:1, many look for answers to the problems they face in the world, whether it is religion, politics, philosophy. But the true answer is in the message that came two thousand years ago in the person of Christ. For Christ was born a baby in the lowly place of Bethlehem, yet the hope of all men is in this one man. Only Jesus can redeem us from sin and make all things new. Only Jesus can forgive our sins and give us peace with God. What then is the Gospel? The Gospel is the message of salvation that Jesus has died in order that all who believe in Him might be saved. It is the only message that God has given; all others are counterfeits. Dr. Lloyd-Jones asks the critical question: do you believe in Jesus? This sermon will help you answer that question of eternal importance.

Additional Scripture Translations

Mark 1:1, New American Standard Bible

Preaching of John the Baptist

1The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God,

Mark 1:1, King James Version

1The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God;

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.