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Sermon #5772

Assurance: Concerning the Word of God

A Sermon on 1 Peter 1:23


1 Peter 1:23 ESV KJV
since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God; (ESV)

Sermon Description

In this sermon on 1 Peter 1:23 titled “Assurance: Concerning the Word of God,” Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones talks about how one can be born again by an incorruptible seed. Look at the word of God that lives and abides forever. Scripture is not out of date but is the very Word of God, not mere opinion or prophesy of people. What is the origin of the universe, humanity, and the design of creation? Hear of the intelligence behind this marvelous creation and answer each of these questions by looking at the Bible. Education and money cannot end war. Humanity has rebelled against God and will never find peace and happiness apart from Him. God made people in His own image to live in a certain way. Scripture addresses people and their condition before God. The word of humans will always end, but God’s word will continue speaking forever. God is the ultimate judge for eternity and will examine all people, not on their knowledge of the evening news, but on their knowledge and glory of God. No one can be just without God. Look forward to glory everlasting, an incorruptible inheritance, reserved for His children in heaven.

Sermon Breakdown

  1. The chief task of Christians today is to proclaim the word of God.
  2. The modern world is bombarded by many words and propaganda from various sources like newspapers, radio, TV, etc.
  3. The words of men don't last but the word of God endures forever.
  4. The word of God is the only word that is contemporary and up to date. It explains the origin of the world, man and the problems of life.
  5. Philosophers and thinkers can't explain the problems of the world. Only the Bible provides the explanation that the world's problems are due to man's sin and rebellion against God.
  6. The word of God pronounces judgment upon the world's ungodliness and unrighteousness.
  7. The word of God is the only word that endures and continues to speak in all circumstances. Other words are dependent on moods and conditions but God's word always speaks.
  8. The word of God will confront all men at the final judgment. There will be no excuse for those who have heard it but rejected it.
  9. The word of God tells us of God's love in sending His Son to die for sinners and bring them salvation.
  10. The word of God gives new life to those who believe in Christ. It infuses them with the divine nature and gives them strength and hope.
  11. All human glory and empires will pass away but the word of the Lord endures forever.
  12. We must proclaim this word to the world and pray for God's power to enable us to preach it with authority.

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.