Christ's Sacrifice Condemns Sin
A Sermon on Romans 8:3-4
For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. (ESV)
Just how does Christ's death condemn sin? In this sermon Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones expounds on the great epistle of Romans 8:3-4. He says that the death of Christ is not only the foundation of our justification before God, but it is the source of our sanctification! In this we see that sin can only be fully and finally overcome by Jesus' death on the cross in our place. While the Bible is clear that we can never be perfect in this life, this does not mean that we are not always being sanctified by the Holy Spirit. Those who say that they are Christians while living a life totally devoid of the fruits of the Spirit are living a lie. For all those that are justified by Christ are sanctified by his Holy Spirit/ This sermon brings the timeless message of not only the need of salvation, but also of Jesus Christ the Savior. It not only tells us of sin, but also of God’s grace in giving His only Son that we might be justified. This sermon asks us all the question, do I believe in Christ for my justification? Am I trusting in him alone? There is no more important question.
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.