Spiritual Gifts (1)
A Sermon on Romans 12:6
Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; (ESV)
Take a look at the nature of spiritual gifts with Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones in this sermon on Romans 12:6. God decides which gift to provide to each Christian, but they all work in and through the very same Spirit. There is a “diversity of operations, but the same God that worketh all in all.” Why and how are we to “covet” and “desire” the best gifts? How ought we seek these gifts? Learn to love the spiritual gifts and to be filled with love. The doctrine of the body, love, and contentment are emphasized and explained. Can you “claim” a gift? Listen as Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones looks more directly at the gift of tongues, pastoring, and missions. See the importance of understanding that gifts cannot be "claimed" or imparted by others. Some people proclaim that, "the need is the call,” but this simply shows an ignorance of the doctrine concerning the call of the Spirit. Dr. Lloyd-Jones touches on baptism with the Holy Spirit, how gifts differ, and His call to the particular service. God decides our gifts, God calls us to a certain gift, and God equips us for the service that each of us has been called to.
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.