Servants of Sin
A Sermon on Romans 6:22
But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life. (ESV)
If you are a Christian, it should be unthinkable to go back to your old life. Paul emphasizes in Romans 6:22 a depiction of what it is like to be in Christ Jesus. It is a simple argument to those who consider being a Christian. Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones underlines that a Christian is a man who has undergone a profound change, because only a Christian can truly discuss a true difference between their past and present. What is the reason for this? It is because a Christian has been set free from sin. God regenerates you and creates you anew. A Christian has the power to resist the devil, a non-Christian does not. Sin becomes just a nuisance in our daily life, not a master to us. Once we grasp that we are now enslaved to God and righteousness, we realize that we truly have no right to continue on sinning! The result of this great change is a fruitful life in Christ. If there is no fruit, you are not truly a Christian. Dr. Lloyd-Jones encourages the listener to analyze your life and actions to determine if you are living in a fruitful life as slaves to righteousness.
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.