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Sermon #1156

Salvation is of the Jews

A Sermon on John 4:13-14


John 4:13-14 ESV KJV
Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” …

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Sermon Description

Salvation is an important and frequently discussed topic among Christians. It is also big part of the Bible and of what Jesus has done. Listen to this sermon on John 4:13–14 titled “Salvation Is of the Jews” where Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones talks about salvation in light of Jesus’s encounter with the woman at the well. He begins by stating that submission is essential for salvation. However, in order to submit to Him, one must know who He is. Dr. Lloyd-Jones then touches on the exclusiveness of the Christian message of salvation. Jesus is the only way to the Father and salvation comes through Him alone. Because of this, the gospel is not human-made and cannot be attained through humanity, but is solely dependent on Christ and the wonderful works He has done. All of these truths point to the uniqueness of the Christian faith and salvation. This exclusivity is seen even in the Old Testament that rings with the promises of what the coming Messiah would do to save humanity. Christians can rest in the uniqueness of salvation coming from what Jesus has done for His people, rather than what they have done.

Sermon Breakdown

  1. The exclusiveness and intolerance of the Christian message. Christianity claims absolute uniqueness and finality.
  2. Salvation is only through Jesus Christ. He is the only way to God and eternal life.
  3. The Christian message is based on the actions and works of God, not the ideas of man.
  4. The Christian faith depends entirely on the historical fact of Jesus Christ. Without Jesus, there is no Christianity.
  5. Jesus Christ is the dividing point of history. He ended one era and started a new one. All of history revolves around Him.
  6. The Old Testament was looking forward to the coming of Jesus Christ. He is the fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy and typology.
  7. We must have an exclusive commitment to Jesus Christ. He alone is the Savior. We cannot mix Christianity with other religions or philosophies.
  8. The modern church has denied the exclusiveness of Christianity by embracing tolerance and pluralism. This has turned people away from the truth.
  9. Christianity is about a person, Jesus Christ, not just teachings or ideas. We are saved by who He is and what He has done, not by man's wisdom or philosophies.
  10. The woman at the well is an example of coming to faith in Christ. Jesus led her from ignorance to revelation of who He is.
  11. The hour has come - the time of fulfillment when God sent His Son into the world. This is the focal point of history.
  12. Jesus Christ is not just a great teacher or philosopher. He is the Son of God and the Savior of the world.

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.