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Sermon #3070

Love That Produces Salvation

A Sermon on Romans 5:6-8


Romans 5:6-8 ESV KJV
For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die—but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died …

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Sermon Description

It is the kindness of God that leads His people to salvation. That kindness and love of God is evident throughout the book of Romans as Dr. Lloyd-Jones continues proclaiming its truth in this sermon on Romans 5:6-8. Christ’s love ensures the finality of salvation. It is easy to point out that most people do not truly understand the riches they have in salvation because of Christ’s love since all are sinful people. In the sermon “Love That Produces Salvation,” Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones breaks down Romans 5:6–8 and shares just how much Christians have received because of Christ’s love for His people. The first realization of this love is that Christ Himself produced and created salvation before the foundation of the earth was made. A second realization is that Christ not only came to the earth, but He also chose to die and bear God’s wrath in humanity’s place. Finally, the listener needs to consider the type of people that benefit from that salvation. These people are not wonderful, good-natured people; they are full of sin and completely undeserving. They are weak and incapable of doing anything that would warrant salvation, and this alone proves that the Lord loved His own enough to save them Himself.

Sermon Breakdown

  1. Our salvation is entirely of God and of his love. God planned salvation before the foundation of the world.
  2. Salvation comes out of God's great and eternal love. God's love is constant and unchanging. Our salvation isn't accidental or haphazard.
  3. God sent his Son, Jesus Christ, to die for us. Christ's death on the cross demonstrates God's love for us.
  4. Christ died for us while we were still sinners. His death saves us, not his life or teachings.
  5. God proved his love for us by sending his only Son to die for us. The incarnation and Christ's death show the depth of God's love.
  6. We should look to the cross to understand God's love. Surveying the cross and meditating on it helps us grasp God's love.
  7. We were without strength, ungodly, and sinners when Christ died for us. We were totally unable to save ourselves or please God.
  8. We need to realize our inability and helplessness to grasp God's love. Recognizing our incapacity helps us see God's gracious love.
  9. We can do nothing for our salvation. Our salvation depends completely on God's love and grace.
  10. God's love is amazing given our helpless state. Though we were without strength, Christ died for us.
  11. We must not trust in ourselves or pride ourselves for believing the gospel. Our only boast should be in the Lord.

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.