The Christian's Way of Life
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)
The Christian life is about trusting in God according to Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones. In this sermon he looks at Romans 8:3-4. Here we see that salvation comes not through our own works, but it comes as a free gift in Christ Jesus! All attempts to seek God on our own are doomed to fail, for it is God that reveals Himself to us and gives us the Gospel. What is the Gospel? It is the message that Christ has died for sinners in order that they would not have to suffer for their own sin. For under the Law, there is condemnation – but Jesus died in order to fulfil the Law. Now, Christians are to live in the power of Christ and seek holiness and righteousness. Yet, the Bible never says that we will be completely free from sin in this life. Nevertheless, Christians are still free from the power of the flesh and sin. By trusting in Jesus, we are made right with God, and though we sin, our hope remains in Christ, not ourselves. Dr. Lloyd-Jones preaches the most important message because it concerns the eternal destiny of each and every one of us. It asks the question: do you believe in Jesus?
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.