Practical Christianity (2)
A Sermon on Romans 12:15-16
Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight. (ESV)
Is it harder to rejoice with those who rejoice, or weep with those who weep? Listen to Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones as he looks at how we are called to respond to one another in this sermon on Romans 12:15-16. The problem of every human being, without exception, is the problem of pride and self. Man struggles with envy and jealousy. Do not settle for being able to hide this sin, learn to replace it by rejoicing with another over his success! No man can do this for himself. The Gospel of salvation in Christ is the only thing that can deliver us from self, and unify us with the body of believers. We cannot divide doctrine and practice. Look at the story of the Christian church. We are called to have a common mind and think like one another. Know what it means to be knit together in love. Forsake intellectual pride; rather, be carried away by the humble. Look at the example of Christ in washing the feet of men. Preach the Gospel to the poorest of men. Nothing is more incongruent to the Christian faith as social disjunctions. Do you associate with the humble? Forsake the pride and ambition of man, and come humbly before the Lord.
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.