Confessing the Lord Jesus Christ
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)
What does it mean to confess Jesus as Lord? Talk is cheap, and when dealing with matters of life and death we should think carefully about what it means to profess that Jesus is Lord. In this sermon on Romans 10:9-10, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones gives us a practical list of what a true profession of faith will look like. If Jesus is Lord, it means that He is over everything, including us. If He is the Lord of our life, then every part of our life should be changed when we encounter Jesus. If you are not sure if you have encountered Christ, ask yourself these five questions; do you have a changed attitude towards sin? Do you love being with other Christians? Are you concerned with God’s glory? Are you able to give a reason for your hope when asked? Are you not ashamed of Christ, regardless of the consequences? The answer to these questions reveal the truth about our hearts. These are marks that can only come from God Himself through salvation. Dr. Lloyd-Jones will help us see that following Jesus is the greatest thing that we can ever do, and it is more than an intellectual commitment, but transforms everything about us.
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.