Mind; Heart and Will
A Sermon on Romans 6:17
But thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart to the standard of teaching to which you were committed, (ESV)
Are you experiencing the joy of your salvation? Why do Christians become spiritually depressed? Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones explains that we often do not realize the greatness of the Gospel. In this sermon, the Doctor shows that the Christian message is to involve the whole person; and the whole person is to be affected by it. We cannot rejoice in the Gospel if our doctrine is unbalanced or lopsided. Some Christians emphasize merely the morality of the Christian message. Others believe Christianity is only about forgiveness of sins. This is due to the fact that many preachers embrace doctrine which lacks balance. Converts often look like those used in their conversion, picking up their characteristics. Thus, for many, their understanding of the Christian message is lacking. Listen as Lloyd-Jones argues that the Gospel transforms the whole man––not simply part of him. A Christian is a man who knows why he is what he is. A Christian must be ready to give a reason for the hope within. As we battle spiritual depression, it is imperative that we know the whole Gospel and that we have been affected by it. In this way, one may, once again, experience the joy of their salvation.