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Sermon #1146

Prophet. Priest and King

A Sermon on John 3:30


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

Sermon Description

The Christian is called to meditate on the Lord Jesus and consider Him coming from eternity to pay their dues and return again to the right hand of God. These things should fill the Christian’s heart and are marks of God’s increasing in the soul, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones argues. The three wonderful offices that Jesus Christ fulfills are prophet, priest, and king. Jesus is the Alpha and the Omega, and He holds the key to happiness and life. One of the true marks of maturity as a Christian, Dr. Lloyd-Jones preaches, is that God grows bigger in the mind and heart as the Christian grows. Without this, it cannot be said that He is increasing and the Christian is decreasing. Dr. Lloyd-Jones exhorts that the way to cause an increase in the hearts is to ponder Christ often. He fulfills all the wonderful offices and roles of God. In one single offering, Jesus Christ made atonement for sins. There is no need for more offerings, Dr. Lloyd-Jones warns, and those who teach this doctrine are severely mistaken. Christ’s offering transcends and rises higher than any other offering before or after Him. His intercession on the believer’s behalf is continual. His Kingdom cannot fail. Listen in as Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones proclaims this truth from John 3:30 in this sermon titled “Prophet, Priest, and King.”

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.