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Sermon #5210

A Living God

A Sermon on Exodus 3:6


Exodus 3:6 ESV KJV
And he said, “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look at God. (ESV)

Sermon Description

Blaise Pascal once said, “God is not the God of the philosophers.” In this sermon on Exodus 3:6 titled “A Living God,” Dr. Martin Lloyd-Jones expounds on how dangerous this statement is. The philosophers deal in the abstract, but Christians have a God that is real and can be known personally. When God described himself to Moses as I AM in Exodus 3:6, He was showing Himself as the familiar and intimate God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Dr. Lloyd-Jones shows in this sermon that this God is a God of compassion and faithfulness throughout the ages. This is the God who sees the sorrows and looks upon Christians as a father pities His children and then works His good purposes for them. He remains who He has always been: the God who was in covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and He acts out of compassion on the Christian’s behalf.

Sermon Breakdown

  1. God is not an abstraction or philosophical concept. He is a living, personal God.
  2. God reveals himself to mankind. He is not found through human reasoning or intellect.
  3. God can be known and experienced. He is not distant or unreachable.
  4. God is the God of covenant and purpose. He has a plan for redemption and salvation.
  5. God sees, hears, and knows the sorrows of his people. He is a God of compassion.
  6. God came down to earth to deliver his people from bondage. He intervenes and acts.
  7. God is unchanging and eternal. He remains faithful to his promises and covenant.
  8. Circumstances do not affect God or limit his power. He is in control of all things.
  9. God has worked mightily in the past, and will continue to do so in the present and future.
  10. God raised Jesus from the dead, demonstrating his power over sin and death.
  11. The church has endured despite facing immense struggles, proving God's faithfulness.
  12. People must come to know God personally. Religion and ritual are not enough.
  13. Knowing God brings comfort, peace, and confidence through life's trials.

Old Testament

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.