10He was in the world, and the world came into being through Him, and yet the world did not know Him. 11He came to His own, and His own people did not accept Him. 12But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name,
10He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. 11He came unto his own, and his own received him not. 12But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
When the Word became flesh, Jesus Christ became incarnate man and this reality has both temporary and permanent ramifications. In this sermon on John 1:10-12, Dr. Lloyd-Jones proclaims the incredible reality that Jesus lived among His creation for a time and, as the apostle John says, He lived with humanity. According to Dr. Lloyd-Jones, life on earth is a temporary season that will give way to a permanent home in Heaven. This is a lasting comfort and fills God’s people with vigor for the truth. The permanent result is that Jesus took on human nature and can readily identify with all the experiences and challenges of daily life (short of sin). This made Him that much more able to empathize with the infirmities and temptations of human nature, and solidified his role as the great high priest. This, Lloyd-Jones concludes, also ought to be of great comfort to the believer.
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.