God's Work is Certain
A Sermon on Romans 8:32Read more
Can God’s love for His children ever change or lessen? Paul is continuing to prove the assurance of salvation for those who are in Christ Jesus. In this sermon on Romans 8:32 titled “God’s Work is Certain,” Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones argues that assurance is God’s love for His people, and the ultimate act of love was the sacrifice of His only Son on the cross for them. Paul says that it is impossible for God’s love to change because the ultimate sacrifice shows just how far God is willing to go for those who are in Christ. Dr. Lloyd-Jones shows how the event of the crucifixion and the context surrounding the event are facts and, per usual, Paul proves his arguments using facts and doctrine. If God did something so great out of love, how could He ever do anything less than that? What happened on the cross is something that was predetermined before the beginning of time. God did it all; humanity had no part. God chose to give up His only Son for sinners and this act of love should inspire them to have an even greater confidence in the salvation that was gifted.
Additional Scripture Translations
Romans 8:32, New American Standard Bible
32He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?
Romans 8:32, King James Version
32He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?
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.