Christ's Work Complete
A Sermon on Romans 8:35Read more
Jesus Christ is seated at the right hand of God the Father. Yet how does this demonstrate the final perseverance of the saints and serve as an assurance of salvation? In this sermon from Romans 8:35 titled “Christ’s Work Complete,” Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones explains that Paul is discussing the doctrine of the final perseverance; if one has been justified, they will also be glorified. Nothing can ever take that away from a believer and there is no such thing as falling away from grace. Christ seated next to the Father means that He is the Christian’s high priest. He intercedes on their behalf, showing just how much of a compassionate and caring God He is. This also means that Christ has perfected all who have been sanctified once and forever and because this work is done, that means He is able to sit. The final end to all of Christ’s work is the salvation of His people. A believer can be assured of their salvation because God the Father has accepted the Son’s sacrifice and gives His Son a place of dignity at His right hand. Believers shall then lack nothing that is essential to their final sanctification and glorification.
Additional Scripture Translations
Romans 8:35, New American Standard Bible (NASB)
35Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or trouble, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?
Romans 8:35, King James Version (KJV)
35Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
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.