The Gospel of Peace
A Sermon on Romans 10:15Read more
What is the nature of true peace? Many say that peace is simply the absence of war or conflict. However, in this sermon on Romans 10:15, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones says that there is a better peace that God gives us. The Bible says that all men are in sin and are wholly corrupt. They fight each other because they are sinners who are alienated from God. This wrong relationship with God is the source of all strife and hostility amongst man, and until man is made right with God, they will not be made right with one another. This is why, in the Gospel, God not only provides a way for all men to be redeemed from their sins, but also to restore their relationship with God. This right relationship is what gives true and lasting peace because it gives us the knowledge that God loves us and has died for us. This peace shows us that we can rest in God and not ourselves. It shows us that while this world is passing away, we have a hope in the world to come when Christ returns to bring the new heaven and the new earth. What does this mean for believers now? This means that we should not look to any other source of peace than what God has given us in His Son.
Additional Scripture Translations
Romans 10:15, New American Standard Bible
15But how are they to preach unless they are sent? Just as it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news of good things!”
Romans 10:15, King James Version
15And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
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.