The Preachers Message (2)
A Sermon on Romans 10:14-17
How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed what he has heard from us?” So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ. (ESV)
In his sermon, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones talks about the great joy believers have within the Gospel. Reading from Romans 10:14-17, he reminds us the basics of the Good News, and how it should inspire Christians. He says that preaching is God’s chief appointed role to sharing the Gospel to the congregation and unbelievers. Because of this responsibility, it’s important for preachers to integrate the Good News into their message. But Dr. Lloyd-Jones offers this suggestion with a warning to the congregation: do not grow tired of hearing the Gospel. It is easy for Christians to forget the amazing power bestowed by God to those who believe. Here, Dr. Lloyd-Jones takes an opportunity to remind Christians of what they have in Christ. He says that God gave His Son for the forgiveness of sins simply because He is rich in mercy and grace, as Ephesians chapter two says. Dr. Lloyd-Jones expounds upon the daily intersession Christ takes for Christians at the right hand of the Father. He goes on to describe the groaning of the Holy Spirit that prays when believers don’t know what to pray for. With these incredible privileges, Dr. Lloyd-Jones concludes with a call to obey the Gospel and take joy in the promises within.
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.