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Sermon #3011

Declared to Be the Son of God

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

Is Jesus really God? Some say He became divine at his baptism while others suggest He became the Son of God at His resurrection. The deity of Jesus Christ has always been challenged, not by those who are saved, but by those who want to remain in their sin. In this sermon titled “Declared to Be the Son of God,” Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones argues that Jesus is and always was the unique Son of God from the beginning. In order to do the will of God the Father, His power and glory were hidden and yet He never became less than God. As the apostle Paul proclaimed in Romans 1:3–4, the resurrection of Jesus proves that He is God. Like a son of the king who is ceremonially announced as heir of the kingdom, Jesus is declared to be the sovereign over all creation and conqueror of death. Listen as Dr. Lloyd-Jones explains that the resurrection of Jesus Christ announces His incarnate deity. Raised in power and glory, Jesus is formally appointed as the Christ, the Lord of all creation. “Veiled in flesh, the Godhead see; Hail, the incarnate Deity!” Come and see Christ the Lord.

Sermon Breakdown

  1. The apostle Paul is writing to the Romans about the Gospel concerning God's Son.
  2. This Son became the seed of David according to the flesh.
  3. He has been declared to be the Son of God with power according to the spirit of holiness.
  4. This declaration was made by the resurrection of the dead.
  5. The resurrection proves that Jesus is the Son of God and the Messiah.
  6. Jesus did not become the Son of God as a result of the resurrection. He has always been the Son of God.
  7. The resurrection was a declaration and installation of Jesus as the Son of God and mediator between God and man.
  8. Jesus has two natures: divine and human. These two natures are joined in one person.
  9. The incarnation, death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus accomplish our salvation.

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.