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Entering the Kingdom of Heaven

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A Sermon on Matthew 24:14

And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. (ESV)

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Our chaotic world and the glorious Kingdom of Heaven are in juxtaposition. In our world there is constant trouble, discord, rebellion and estrangement from God. The Kingdom of Heaven offers hope, safety and relationship with our Creator. There is no impending destruction in God’s Kingdom. There is no fear, or terror, or alarm as in our world. In Matthew 24 our Lord Jesus Christ not only foretold the destruction of Jerusalem, but also the destruction of the world. What should our response be to this terrible judgment? Can we escape it? How may we enter the Kingdom of Heaven? Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones reminds us of the utter importance of such questions and where the ultimate answer is found. It is found in the Gospel. God offers us a way to escape the terror. We must repent and be born again! Entering the Kingdom of Heaven requires us to look at Christ the King. As we look to Him with faith and hope, and confess to the King our foolishness, sin, and rebellion, we find admission into the Kingdom. In an age of crisis and uncertainty, listen as Dr. Lloyd-Jones calls us to face the future without fear because we have entered God’s Kingdom.

Additional Scripture Translations

Matthew 24:14, New American Standard Bible

14This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.

Matthew 24:14, King James Version

14And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

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.