Christ; Our Sanctification
A Sermon on John 1:16
16For of His fullness we have all received, and grace upon grace.
16And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.
How can the Christian be called “dead to sin” when they are not sinless? In this sermon on John 1:16 titled “Christ, Our Sanctification,” Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones gives an extended metaphor for how the Christian can be called dead to sin. He elaborates that the Christian is like a person who moves to a new country and changes their citizenship. Though their old country will influence how they live, the old country’s government has no jurisdiction over this person anymore. This person is as good as dead to their old country. Similarly the Christian may be influenced by sin, but it has no dominion over them. This sermon gives poignant details for the Christian to be able to understand how they can be free from sin and yet still struggle against fleshly desires. Listen to hear about progressive sanctification and how the Christian is made holy.
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.