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Sermon #5429

Behold the Lamb of God

Behold the Lamb of God - a Sermon on John 5:31-35


John 5:31-35 ESV KJV
If I alone bear witness about myself, my testimony is not true. There is another who bears witness about me, and I know that the testimony that he bears about me is true. You sent to John, and he has borne witness to the truth. Not that the testimony that …

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Sermon Description

In this sermon on John 5:31–35 titled “Sent From God,” Dr. Martyn Lloyd turns to the message of the gospel and the witness to that message. Why do people need salvation? Since the fall, all are born into sin. All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. None are righteous, not even one. All who are in sin are under the judgment of God. However, there was One sent from God, the Lord Jesus Christ. He was sent to save and bore the penalty of sin on the cross as a substitute for sinners. He made a sacrifice for sin that if one applies to his or her life by belief and faith, they shall not perish but have everlasting life. This was Jesus’s message of the gospel. Jesus says that this is true because He testifies to it. He also reminds that God sent another to witness and testify that Jesus’s message was true, the great prophet John the Baptist.

Sermon Breakdown

  1. John the Baptist's ministry was to prepare the way for Jesus.
  2. John's baptism was a baptism of repentance for the remission of sins. Repentance is essential to salvation.
  3. John preached that people examine themselves in light of God's law and holiness. People must realize they deserve nothing but hell due to their sin.
  4. John preached that Jesus is the fulfillment of Old Testament promises of salvation. Jesus is the fulfillment of the Passover lamb and daily sacrifices.
  5. Jesus is the fulfillment of Isaiah 53 which prophesied the suffering servant.
  6. John declared Jesus as the "Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world." This means Jesus saves us, not ourselves.
  7. Jesus became man through the incarnation in order to save us. He identified with us in baptism though sinless.
  8. Jesus defeated Satan in the wilderness. Satan had to be defeated for sins to be taken away.
  9. Jesus lived a perfect life and obeyed God's law. The law had to be fulfilled for sins to be taken away.
  10. Jesus is the sacrifice for sins as the spotless Lamb of God. God put our sins on Jesus and punished them in Him.
  11. We can only be saved by believing Jesus took away our sins as the Lamb of God. We must stop trying to save ourselves.
  12. We can rejoice in our salvation and defeat Satan by claiming Jesus as the Lamb who took away our sins.

The Book of John

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.