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Union with Christ: its Nature

Book of Romans

A Sermon on Romans 7:4

Likewise, my brothers, you also have died to the law through the body of Christ, so that you may belong to another, to him who has been raised from the dead, in order that we may bear fruit for God. (ESV)

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The truth that all
Christians are united with Christ changes everything. It is no overstatement to
say that the doctrine of Christians’ union with Christ is one the most
important truths for anyone to understand. It is this glorious doctrine that
Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones expounds in this sermon on Romans 7:4 titled “Union With
Christ: Its Nature.” Looking at the apostle Paul’s epistle to the Romans, he
shows that those who believe in the gospel have been delivered from sin and
darkness once and for all. While all are born in Adam, all who believe are born
supernaturally into Christ Jesus. It means that the law of sin and death no
longer reigns in the Christian, and that they are now part of God’s family and now
forgiven from all sin. They are safe in salvation as Christ is loving and powerful.
This doctrine is the ultimate hope against all depression, sorrow, and
loneliness because it teaches that Christians have a great friend in Jesus. Listeners
are encouraged to ask: “do you believe in Jesus? Do you believe that He has
died for sinners? Do you have assurance that God loves?” There is great hope to
all who have truly forsaken themselves and put their trust in Jesus.

Additional Scripture Translations

Romans 7:4, New American Standard Bible (NASB)

4Therefore, my brothers and sisters, you also were put to death in regard to the Law through the body of Christ, so that you might belong to another, to Him who was raised from the dead, in order that we might bear fruit for God.

Romans 7:4, King James Version (KJV)

4Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.

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.