Salvation - of God; through Christ
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)
What is the purpose of God's law? Why was it given to us? From the pulpit of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, listen as the words of Paul are explained showing what the law could not do, why the law could not do it, how the Lord has done what the law could not, and the result that is produced in us. Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones walks us through these four points in his sermon on Romans 8:3-4. The law cannot enable us to fill its own demands, which is righteousness. A believing Christian is no longer under the law or the under the reign of sin, but rather living a life under grace in a new life with Christ. Why does the law fail at this? Because it depends on us and our efforts and we are weak. However, it does show us our great need to be delivered from sin. Finally, at the heart of the Gospel, God has provided salvation for us through His own actions. Christ gave the law, but not in order to save men. He alone produces the only way of salvation and justification. The Doctor continually emphasizes Paul’s point, the law cannot save us and that it only allows us to see the sin in our lives.