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Delivered for Our Offences

Book of Romans

A Sermon on Romans 4:23-25

But the words “it was counted to him” were not written for his sake alone, but for ours also. It will be counted to us who believe in him who raised from the dead Jesus our Lord, who was delivered up for our trespasses and raised for our justification. (ESV)

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Are you at peace when you look at the state of the world today? Terrorist attacks, disease outbreaks, and mass shootings make the news headlines everyday. Some try to apply the teachings of Jesus to these situations, but they have undoubtedly fallen short. In this sermon, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones examines Romans 4:23-35 and why we cannot take the teachings of Jesus as moral philosophy to improve the world, but instead examine who the person of Jesus is. Jesus did not come into this world to be a moral teacher, but instead came so that the wrath of God could be satisfied in His death so that we could be forgiven. We are reminded that man’s biggest problem is not the fears of this world, but the fact that we will soon die and face God. On that day when you die, how will you stand before God? Dr. Lloyd-Jones reminds us we are all guilty of not loving God as we should, and that we can do nothing in ourselves to get rid of our sin. It is in this truth that we can rightly examine why Jesus came, and that our greatest problem is not the chaos of the world, but the sin inside our own hearts.

Additional Scripture Translations

Romans 4:23-25, New American Standard Bible

23Now not for his sake only was it written that it was credited to him, 24but for our sake also, to whom it will be credited, to us who believe in Him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead, 25He who was delivered over because of our wrongdoings, and was raised because of our justification.

Romans 4:23-25, King James Version

23Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him; 24But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead; 25Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.

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.