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Sermon #5749

A Christian Looks at the Moon



Sermon Description

The only hope for this world is that it is God’s world. In this sermon titled “A Christian Looks at the Moon,” Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones addresses the claim that Christians forsake thinking and reasoning. It is the Christian alone who thinks and Dr. Lloyd-Jones asks if one’s thoughts are controlled and governed by the teaching of the Bible, or the news and the media? Learn how to think deeply, examine truth, and draw conclusions that are not superficial. The Christian considers things, reasons, and then comes to profound conclusions concerning such. Stand amazed at God’s marvelous creation and understand the uniqueness of humanity. Learn of the problem and tragedy of humanity; in this marvelous universe, humanity is the greatest contradiction. How can people be such a brilliant success, yet the greatest failure? Dr. Lloyd-Jones describes the modern person as a technological success and moral failure. This modern person is governed more by lust and passion than truth and understanding. Come to the only hope that there is for the world today—a spiritual understanding of God’s great plan of redemption and salvation. Recount the one launching that came from heaven to earth by God Himself. The wise person is encapsulated in Christ. Christ alone will present His people holy and faultless before God.

Sermon Breakdown

  1. The psalmist considers the heavens and the moon and stars.
  2. He asks what is man that God is mindful of him.
  3. Man seems insignificant compared to the vastness of the universe.
  4. However, man is the crowning glory of God's creation.
  5. Man has been given dominion over the works of God's hands.
  6. There is a contradiction in man - he is brilliantly successful yet morally a failure.
  7. Man can achieve technological feats like landing on the moon yet cannot live at peace.
  8. Man worships personalities and great events but not Jesus Christ, the greatest personality and event.
  9. The only hope for man is that God is mindful of him and has visited him.
  10. God sent His Son to redeem man from sin and reconcile him to God.
  11. Jesus was launched from heaven to earth, lived a sinless life, died on the cross, rose from the dead and ascended to heaven.
  12. Each person will be launched into eternity by death - are you ready?
  13. No one can prepare themselves to stand before God but God has provided the way - Jesus Christ.
  14. We must be encapsulated in Christ, hidden in Him, to be safe for eternity.
  15. Hymn writers have described being in Christ as being carried on eagle's wings or led all the way.

Itinerant Preaching

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.