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Sermon #3250

This Great Salvation

A Sermon on Romans 10:11-13


Romans 10:11-13 ESV KJV
For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him. For “everyone who calls on the name of the …

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Sermon Description

What is Scripture all about? What makes the writings of the Old and New Testaments unique? In this sermon on salvation from Romans 10:11–13 titled “This Great Salvation,” Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones preaches on how Paul appeals to the Old Testament prophet Isaiah to show that salvation is for all who believe, both Jew and Gentile. Scripture reveals the one unified plan of salvation brought to pass in Jesus Christ. It speaks as one voice to humanity and declares that God has acted in Jesus Christ so that sinners can be saved. Those who want to do away with the Old Testament are in great danger of not only disregarding God’s holy Word, but they are also in danger of perverting the message of salvation. The whole Old Testament looks forward to when Jesus would come and die to save Jews and Gentiles. The message of Scripture is not an irrelevant one; it is the only message of salvation and forgiveness of sins.

Sermon Breakdown

  1. The apostle Paul's epistle to the Romans chapter 10 verses 11-13 form a subsection that highlights salvation by faith alone.
  2. Verses 11-13 provide a scriptural basis for Paul's argument that faith alone saves by quoting Isaiah 28:16.
  3. Paul tailored his message to his audience, in this case Jews. He used scripture to prove his points as it was most convincing to them.
  4. Paul's use of scripture shows its unity and God's eternal plan of salvation.
  5. Paul's exact and relevant use of scripture proves its divine inspiration.
  6. Isaiah 28:16 prophesies the coming of Jesus as the "stone" and "cornerstone" in Zion.
  7. The "stone" represents Jesus, the Son of God, as the only means of salvation. Salvation is through faith in Him alone.
  8. Jesus is the "precious" and "tried" stone, indicating His deity, humanity, sinlessness, and victory over sin. He is the only way of salvation.
  9. Faith in Jesus, the Son of God, who died and rose again, is the only requirement for salvation. Good works cannot save.
  10. All glory belongs to God alone for this salvation. We can do nothing to save ourselves.

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.