16For of His fullness we have all received, and grace upon grace.
16And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.
From the beginning of history, humanity has sought out self-knowledge. They have sought it through philosophy, religion, and science, yet have found nothing of eternal value. In this sermon titled “In the Image of God,” Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones preaches from John 1:16 that God knows the deceitful heart of humanity. He shows that the truth about humanity is not found within themselves, but rather in the Creator God. Moreover, Dr. Lloyd-Jones explains that humans are a fallen race. The image of God has been distorted by sin and sin does not speak the truth about human purpose and nature. Sin convinces people that they are the ultimate authority; that they, like Adam, may decide what is right and wrong instead of submitting to the Creator. The truth about humanity is ultimately found in Christ who is the whole man; that is to say that He was perfect in His humanity. He submitted to His heavenly Father in every way that humans have not. Christ is not merely the full man, He is also the divine mediator and perfect sacrifice. What is the height of mankind? How can a sinful people see a holy God? Look no further than the Son of God incarnate.
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.