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Sermon #1179

Nearer My God to Thee

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John 4:27-30 ESV NASB KJV
Just then his disciples came back. They marveled that he was talking with a woman, but no one said, “What do you seek?” or, “Why are you talking with her?” So the woman left her water jar and went away into town and said to the people, “Come, see a man who told me all that I ever did. Can this be the Christ?” They went out of the town and were coming to him. (ESV)

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Is communion and fellowship with the Lord possible? How does the Christian gain this experience? In this sermon on John 4:27-30 titled “Nearer My God to Thee,” Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones assures the believer that it is possible to encounter God and enjoy fellowship with him. Not only is it possible, it is his desire that the Christian should know him and draw near. The means to do this are given in Scripture: diligently seek the Lord in the Scriptures, partake in the Lord’s Supper to realize his spiritual presence, pray and ask God to reveal himself, and be obedient and responsive to his encouragements. Dr. Lloyd-Jones reminds the listener that now, more than ever, Christians have the time and means to seek the Lord but they must create and fight for this time. They must not allow themselves to be overcome by other responsibilities as if drawing near to God is the lesser priority. Set aside everything else to commune with the Lord and experience his fellowship.

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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.