Working for Our Good
A Sermon on Romans 8:28-30
28And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. 29For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters; 30and these whom He predestined, He also called; and these whom He called, He also justified; and these whom He justified, He also glorified.
28And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. 29For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. 30Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.
This sermon is for those who feel like life is spinning out of control, or question where God is when terribly hard things happen, and wonder if God is against them. In this sermon on Romans 8:28 titled “Working For Our Good,” Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones considers “one of the most remarkable statements in the whole of Scripture. The ultimate doctrine—written for our consolation and edification.” The apostle Paul wrote, “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” This promise is not for everybody but for the Christian; all things are working together for their good. God is overruling everything in the whole cosmos for their good benefit. How can this be? How can things that seem to work against the Christian actually be working for their good? In this sermon, Dr. Lloyd-Jones answers the question with six compelling reasons that will reassure and strengthen the Christian’s soul throughout any future seasons of trials and sufferings.
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.