16For of His fullness we have all received, and grace upon grace.
16And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.
When many think of Jesus Christ, they think of His life and work, His teaching and His miracles, His mercy, grace, and love? Each of these grant some great blessing to the Christian but in this sermon on John 1:16, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones elaborates on how the Christian receives good from the Lord because of Christ's exultation. Even as Jesus was crucified, died, and was buried, He also ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. Dr. Lloyd-Jones elaborates that it is from this exulted position that He makes intercession for His people. In this sermon titled “Lord of All,” Dr. Lloyd-Jones recounts the might of human empires that rise and fall. Again and again, nations rage and kingdoms plot in vain, but never does one kingdom seize all power or hold it for very long. Dr. Lloyd-Jones encourages the Christian to take heart when wars arise to know that the Messiah is the one who is seated on the heavenly throne. The one who intercedes is the same that calmed the storms with a word, and is the very word of power by which the wind and waves were created. He is the strong tower.
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.