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Sermon #5507

Delivered for Our Offences

A Sermon on Romans 4:23-25


Romans 4:23-25 ESV KJV
But the words “it was counted to him” were not written for his sake alone, but for ours also. It will be counted to us who believe in him who raised from the dead Jesus our Lord, who was delivered up for our trespasses and raised for our justification. (ESV)

Sermon Description

In this sermon on Romans 4:23–25 titled “Delivered for Our Offences,” Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones examines why one cannot take the teachings of Jesus as moral philosophy to improve the world, but instead examine who the person of Jesus is. Jesus did not come into this world to be a moral teacher, but instead came so that the wrath of God could be satisfied in His death so that all could be forgiven. Humanity’s biggest problem is not the fears of this world, but the fact that all will soon die and face God. On that day when one dies, how will they stand before God? Dr. Lloyd-Jones reminds that all are guilty of not loving God as they should, and that they can do nothing in themselves to get rid of sin. It is in this truth that one can rightly examine why Jesus came, and that the greatest problem is not the chaos of the world, but the sin inside hearts.

Sermon Breakdown

  1. The sermon focuses on Romans 4:23-25 which talks about Abraham's faith being credited to him as righteousness.
  2. The sermon emphasizes that this passage applies not just to Abraham but to all who believe in God.
  3. The sermon highlights that the world is in a precarious state due to the existence of atomic bombs and the possibility of war. However, our greatest problem is our sin and offense against God.
  4. Our sins have separated us from God and hid his face from us. We cannot remove our sins through our own efforts.
  5. God sent his son Jesus to deal with our sins. Jesus died for our sins and was raised for our justification.
  6. We must believe in Jesus, who was raised from the dead, to have our sins forgiven. Jesus died for our sins and was raised so we could be justified before God.
  7. Jesus, who was fully God and fully man, died for our sins according to the will of God the Father. God delivered Jesus over to death for our sins.
  8. God cannot forgive our sins without punishing them. Our sins were punished in Jesus, who bore them on our behalf. Jesus willingly took our sins upon himself.
  9. Jesus' resurrection shows that he conquered sin and death. It also shows that God accepted Jesus' sacrifice for our sins. Jesus' righteousness is credited to us, and we can approach God through him.
  10. We can have peace with God and no longer fear death if we believe in Jesus, who died for our sins and was raised for our justification. We can become children of God.
  11. The only way to be reconciled to God and have eternal life is through faith in Jesus, who died for our sins and was raised from the dead.

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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.