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Sermon #3242

Results of the Resurrection

A Sermon on Romans 10:9-10


Romans 10:9-10 ESV KJV
because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. (ESV)

Sermon Description

What is at the center of history? In this sermon on Romans 10:9–10 titled “Results of the Resurrection,” Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones proclaims that it is Jesus Christ, the crucified Messiah. His sacrificial death on the cross of Calvary is the means by which God conquered sin, Satan, and the power of death. All the blessings that Christ gives are procured by His suffering and rising from the grave. He then ascended into heaven, where He lives and intercedes for His people. After ascending into heaven, He sent the Holy Spirit just as He promised, to empower and comfort believers and the church. Jesus will return to bring His Kingdom to completion by finally destroying death and evil once and for all. These glorious truths should lead all believers to trust and hope in God that He is faithful to bring the work of redemption to completion. Christians ought to live in light of this hope and never look to themselves for wisdom and strength, but rely wholly on Him who has conquered the grave and defeated death.

Sermon Breakdown

  1. The content of saving faith includes believing that Jesus is Lord and that God raised him from the dead.
  2. Believing in the resurrection proves Jesus is the Son of God and Lord of glory.
  3. The resurrection shows the meaning and sufficiency of Jesus's death.
  4. The resurrection means Jesus conquered all enemies of humanity, including death.
  5. Believing in the resurrection helps us understand why the Holy Spirit came at Pentecost.
  6. The resurrection leads to Jesus's ascension, heavenly session, and second coming.
  7. The resurrection guarantees Jesus will judge the world and set up his eternal kingdom.
  8. The resurrection has present consequences for believers like new life, Jesus as head of the church, Jesus interceding for us, and Jesus succoring us.
  9. The resurrection guarantees our future resurrection and glorification.

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.