Jesus is Lord (2)
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)
Who is Jesus? The answer of Scripture is that Jesus is Lord. The writers of holy Scripture tell us that Jesus is far more than a human teacher, but He is God’s anointed, and the long-awaited Messiah that has been promised in the Old Testament. What does it mean that Jesus is Lord? As Lord, Jesus is worthy of all praise and trust. We can know that Jesus has come to fulfill all that God has promised and that He is God’s Son. We must believe that Jesus is who He says He is, not simply who we want Him to be. This is important in our day because many say that Jesus is nothing more than a mere man who teaches us how to live; others say that Jesus is simply a man of faith. But Scripture is clear that Jesus was a real man, who was God in the flesh, and who had come to die for the sins of the world. What does it matter if we say that Jesus is Lord or not? According to God’s Word, everything depends on who we say that Jesus is. For if we confess that Jesus is Lord we will be saved, but if we reject Him, we reject the only way of salvation. Listen to this sermon from Martyn Lloyd-Jones on Romans 10:9-10.
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.