The Book of John
MLJ's main series of 185 sermons on John's Gospel; plus his early series of 64 sermons, and a small collection of 13 other sermons preached at Westminster Chapel that were not part of either series.
What does the average person think of Christianity? In this sermon on John 10:10 titled “Life Abundant,” Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones says that a simple survey would reveal that people commonly believe Christianity is nothing more than a set of chains on one’s life. The average person views Christianity as a prison cell in which one is chained to laws and moral restrictions that steal their very life. This is unacceptable to the non-Christian who wants to experience life. This desperation to experience life leads to leaving the tranquility of the countryside for the life which the city offers. They do this not knowing that the city is a thief, it will offer pleasures that rob them of their life, and ultimately destroy the soul. Why does the average person think this way? Dr. Martin Lloyd Jones explains that they have a wrong view of life. Life is eternal. Thus, in John 10, Jesus proclaims that He came as the true shepherd to bring life and bring it abundantly to His sheep. It is a life that will be eternal and can be lived in glory with God and Christ forever through the forgiveness of sin that He provided on the cross.