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The Just Shall Live By Faith

Book of Romans

A Sermon on Romans 1:16-17

The Righteous Shall Live by Faith

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.” (ESV)

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With one of the most memorable passages in Romans, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones completes his coverage of Romans 1:16-17 in this sermon “The Just Shall Live By Faith.” Paul wrote boldly to the church in Rome that the just shall live by faith. No matter if the entire world calls it foolishness, he is not ashamed to believe in Jesus Christ. Even more so, he is eager and ready to preach this gospel to all who will listen. Christians also must be unashamed and genuine belief always leads to action. As Dr. Lloyd-Jones points out, the opposite of works is not faith; instead, it is the righteousness of God. One cannot earn righteousness by works because it comes by faith through Jesus Christ. True saving faith is more than a belief with the mind; it also means that one was persuaded by belief with the heart and that they acted and embraced the faith with the will. It is never true faith and belief until action and heart are involved.

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.