A Change of Heart
A Sermon on Romans 10:9-10
because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. (ESV)
Is salvation merely an intellectual endeavor, where it begins and ends with the mind, or does it include the heart? Have you made a decision to believe in God, yet have never had a feeling towards God? In this sermon on Romans 10:9-10, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones examines what the apostles preached in their missionary journeys, and what true salvation looks like. Throughout the New Testament, we see that the apostles preach that saving faith is not only in the mind, but that it must include a change of heart. In the Old Testament, we see that God promises to change our heart of stone into a heart of flesh. The question now is not whether or not your mind believes, but if your heart believes that Jesus is Lord. In today’s age many believe that you must only make a decision in order to be saved. Yet if this decision does not stem from a heart burdened by sin, seeking repentance from God, then it is not saving faith. Dr. Lloyd-Jones shows us the hope of salvation that can only be given to us by God through the Son, a salvation that is so miraculous it changes our wicked heart into one that loves 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.