5who serve a copy and shadow of the heavenly things, just as Moses was warned by God when he was about to erect the tabernacle; for, “See,” He says, “that you make all things by the pattern which was shown to you on the mountain.”
5Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount.
In this sermon on Hebrews 8:5 titled “Hear Ye Him,” Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones proclaims the great commission that was given to Moses, and ultimately to all preachers of the gospel. Where did Moses’s authority and message come from? Look at how God commissioned Moses with a detailed plan; He has done the same for all His people. The quest for truth cannot start with modern humanity; Christianity must have a different starting point. All are invited to come back to the revelation of God Himself. Moses has no authority apart from God, and neither does anyone else. Take a closer look at God’s pattern and plan for humanity. God alone can tell people about themselves, life, and death. Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones walks through the Sermon on the Mount and then brings the listener to the mount of Calvary to hear its message. This is a message of the holiness and love of God. Sin will be punished, and Christ did not offer the blood of bulls and goats, but He offered His own blood. Salvation is through the shed blood of God’s only Son.
- The author is preaching from Hebrews 8:5 - "See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount."
- The sermon begins by establishing the importance of authority and revelation in understanding truth. The only authority is God's revelation in Scripture.
- The first point is that Jesus is the Son of God, as evidenced by the Mount of Transfiguration (Matthew 17:1-8). Jesus is the only way to know God and find salvation.
- The second point is that the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7) shows us God's pattern for living. The beatitudes show us what a Christian is. The law is absolute. We must be honest with God. The way is narrow. There will be judgment.
- The third point is that the crucifixion of Jesus on Mount Calvary shows us God's holiness, the only way of salvation, and God's love. The blood of animals was not enough - only Jesus' blood can atone for sin.
- The fourth point is that the ascension of Jesus from the Mount of Olives (Acts 1:9-12) shows that Jesus will return again to judge the world. The future will not be one of gradual improvement but increasing evil until Jesus returns.
- The sermon concludes with a call to submit to God's pattern shown in these mounts. We must believe in Jesus to be saved from the judgment to come.
Sermons on Authority
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.