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Sermon #1039

This Worlds Wisdom Made Foolish

A Sermon on John 1:16


John 1:16 ESV NASB KJV
For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. (ESV)

Sermon Description

How does the wisdom of the world compare to the wisdom of God? Listen to “The World’s Wisdom Made Foolish” as Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones explains how the world cannot understand Christ because what the world sees as wise, Christ says is folly. God’s ways are wholly opposed to this worldly wisdom. He uses the weak and the base to shame the false wisdom of the world. This is seen clearly in the incarnation and the birth of Christ. Jesus was not born in a palace or amongst royalty, but He was born in a manger amongst the poor and weak. In His ministry He confounded the wisdom of the world by teaching the lowly and humble. He lived and died a poor man with few possessions, but He revealed the true wisdom of God in His life in ministry. He amazed the scribes and the Pharisees with his wisdom and authority. In his weakness, God’s wisdom was manifested and in His humility, God’s power was displayed. From His birth in a lowly manger to His death on the cross, in Jesus the wisdom of God shamed the wisdom of the world. No Christian should be ashamed of Christ, for in Him is all wisdom and truth.

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.