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Sermon #1145

Look Unto Jesus

A Sermon on John 3:30


John 3:30 ESV NASB KJV
He must increase, but I must decrease.” (ESV)

Sermon Description

In this sermon titled “Look Unto Jesus,” Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones discusses that one of the main traps for humanity is self-righteousness and self-absorption. He spends the majority of this sermon on John 3:30 presenting the glories of Christ in His incarnation, life, death, resurrection, and ascension. He holds out these truths about Christ and His redemption for sinners as an antidote to self-sufficiency, self-absorption, and self-righteousness. Throughout this sermon, Dr. Lloyd-Jones discusses hard topics including the temptation of Jesus and why He had to be baptized by John. Moreover, Dr. Lloyd-Jones discusses the priesthood of Christ. Jesus was tempted and without sin so that He can sympathize with human weaknesses. The Christian facing suffering, persecution, and temptation will be encouraged that Jesus faced these as well. He is the perfect example to follow and the perfect sacrifice for failures. Take comfort that the Savior knows the Christian’s weaknesses and suffered and died in their place so that they would not have to face the wrath of God. Listen and hear of the glories of Christ and His salvific work. Hear how the Savior loves the sinner and look at Christ and see how His deity and humility go together to spell out salvation for His people.

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.