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Sermon #5509

Biblical Accountancy

A Sermon on Romans 6:21


Romans 6:21 ESV KJV
But what fruit were you getting at that time from the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death. (ESV)

Sermon Description

The Bible gives a framework for determining whether or not one currently lives a successful or a foolish life. In this sermon on Romans 6:21 titled “Biblical Accountancy,” Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones helps the listener figure out for what or who they are living. There are only two choices that the Bible gives when one answers this question: they are either living for the world—in sin and death—or they are living for God and eternal life. If one is living in sin, Dr. Lloyd-Jones pleads with them to consider the end of their work. This is the unavoidable question that all must face, and yet are tempted to put off answering until it is too late. Anyone who is tired of shame, from being a slave to the world, and the overall burden of sin are encouraged to know there is hope in the life of God. Come, listen to what the truly good life is.

Sermon Breakdown

  1. The apostle Paul puts a vital question to the Roman Christians about the profitability of sin.
  2. There are only two ways to live life: serving sin or serving God. Both result in becoming servants.
  3. The life of sin is worthless and results in shame and death. It exhausts our higher faculties and leads to misery.
  4. The godly life is excellent in itself, ennobling, and leads to joy, peace, and eternal life with God.
  5. Heaven is too wonderful for our earthly minds to comprehend, so the Bible gives few details. But it will be perfect fellowship with Christ.
  6. Sin's wages are death, but God's gift is eternal life through Jesus Christ. We can't earn it, only receive it by faith.

The Book of Romans

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.