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Sermon #7602

The Lord Jesus Christ

A Sermon on the Lord Jesus Christ



Sermon Description

What is at the center of the Christian faith? In this sermon on the Lord Jesus Christ, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones answers this question, preaching that unlike all other religions, Christianity is centered around the one man, Jesus Christ. Jesus is not simply a generic moral teacher or wise man, but He is God incarnate who died for sinners. This is why it is so vital to understand who Jesus is and what He has done. It is not a matter of doctrinal speculation, but the doctrine of Christ at the center of the Christian life and gospel. It must be understood rightly that Jesus is both truly God and truly man without mixture. What does this mean? First, the doctrine of Christ tells that God Himself has come to die and save humanity. God has become man in order to redeem fallen and evil sinners. Furthermore, it tells that Jesus is a perfect high priest because as both God and man, He can intercede on humanity’s behalf. Finally, this sermon calls all to ask the question, “do I believe? Am I trusting in Jesus?” This is the most important question anyone can ask.

Sermon Breakdown

  1. The sermon begins by emphasizing how the doctrine of Jesus Christ is central to the Christian faith. Dr. Lloyd-Jones stresses how one must have the right view of Jesus to be a Christian.

  2. The first reason given for considering Jesus is that he fulfills Old Testament prophecies and promises. Examples are given from Genesis, Daniel, Isaiah, Micah, and Malachi.

  3. The second reason is that Jesus is the only way to be reconciled to God. Verses from Hebrews, John, Luke, Acts, and 1 Timothy are cited to support this.

  4. The third reason is that Jesus has all authority and power. Verses from Revelation, 1 Corinthians, and Ephesians are given as evidence.

  5. The fourth reason is that Jesus will judge the world. Verses from John, Acts, and Revelation are used to illustrate this.

  6. The sermon then transitions to discussing the incarnation - that the eternal Son of God took on human nature. 1 Timothy 3:16 is quoted to explain this.

  7. The incarnation means that the second person of the Trinity entered time, took on humanity, and was born as a baby, lived as a man, and appeared in the likeness of sinful flesh.

  8. Jesus did not come into being when he was born. Rather, the eternal Son of God assumed human nature. Philippians 2:5-8 and Old Testament prophecies are cited to support this.

  9. The sermon ends by noting how it will continue by exploring the incarnation, virgin birth, Jesus's deity and humanity, and how they are united in one person.

Great Biblical Doctrines

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.