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Sermon #3010

Concerning His Son

A Sermon on Romans 1:3-4


Romans 1:3-4 ESV KJV
concerning his Son, who was descended from David according to the flesh and was declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord, (ESV)

Sermon Description

The New Testament claims that Jesus is the incarnate Son of God but the unbelieving world continues to challenge this fact. What’s more recent, however, is the false religion that rejects this doctrine yet believes one can still be considered a “Christian.” Is the person of Christ necessary for Christianity? Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones argues that without a Biblical view of Christ, there is no Christianity and no salvation. Islam can exist without Muhammad and Buddhism can exist without Buddha, but Christianity cannot exist without Christ. That faith is built upon the identity, person and work of Jesus Christ. The God who made and sustains the world fulfilled the Old Testament prophecy. Listen to the sermon titled “Concerning His Son: from Romans 1:3–4 where Dr. Lloyd-Jones explains the necessity of the incarnation and belief in this central doctrine. Christless Christianity is not Christianity at all; it is damning hypocrisy. Rejecting Jesus as Messiah places one outside of the Christian faith. Rejecting the divinity of Jesus disregards the whole of His work. Rejecting the full humanity of Jesus imagines a savior who cannot save. Christianity is more than a list of rules, a way of life, or a set of principles. Christianity is about Christ.

Sermon Breakdown

  1. The gospel is concerning God's son. Christianity is Christ himself.
  2. The gospel doesn't start with us or our problems. It's about what God has done through his son.
  3. His son, Jesus Christ, is the eternal Son of God. He is God's son in a way no one else is.
  4. Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God. He was not created. He is begotten and in a category of his own.
  5. The Son of God took on human nature and became the Son of Man. He had a true human body and soul.
  6. Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy. He is the seed of David, the great Messiah and eternal king.
  7. Jesus Christ is the seed of David through His mother Mary. The records prove He is the Messiah.
  8. The incarnation is a marvel and wonder. The eternal Son of God was made flesh and dwelt among us.
  9. We must fight for and stand on the truth that Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God made flesh. If we lose this, we lose the Gospel.
  10. We cannot have fellowship with those who deny Jesus Christ is the Son of God made flesh. This is essential to Christianity.
  11. We receive this truth by faith through the Holy Spirit. It is a mystery we believe though we do not fully understand.

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.