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Sermon #5259

Man in Sin

A Sermon on Isaiah 1:5-6


Isaiah 1:5-6 ESV KJV
Why will you still be struck down? Why will you continue to rebel? The whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint. From the sole of the foot even to the head, there is no soundness in it, but bruises and sores and raw wounds; they are not pressed …

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Sermon Description

In this sermon on Isaiah 1:5–6 titled “Man in Sin,” Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones addresses the need to know the cause of humanity’s troubles in order to begin to understand the proper remedy. Ease, deliverance, and happiness are often enemies of a proper diagnosis. He calls the listener to come face to face with the cause of their ills and see the root of the problems that trouble lives today. The true character, nature, and consequences of sin are examined as they affect the whole of life. Humanity is made blind by sin; all have sinned and are under the very same condemnation. The head and heart are affected by this sin – there is not a part of anyone that goes untouched by sin. Learn of the terrible power of sin against correction, teaching, and trials. The exceeding depth of sin is seen in the increased rebellion against what is good and right. Do not be driven into further arrogance in sin and recognize that all need an entire renovation and this is the very thing God offers through His only Son. The power of the devil is greater than that of humanity; God alone can deliver from this power. Receive this salvation and be delivered from the power of sin.

Sermon Breakdown

  1. Sin affects the whole of life. It involves everyone from all classes and types.
  2. Sin involves the whole person - head, heart, body, soul, spirit, mind, will. There is no part of us that is right by nature. We have fallen in every respect.
  3. Sin prevents us from learning even from punishment and suffering. We go on sinning even after being punished.
  4. Sin makes us incorrigible. Punishment and suffering not only do not correct us, they aggravate our sin and make us sin even more. We revolt more and more.
  5. The only hope for mankind is the power of God through the gospel of Jesus Christ. Teaching, knowledge and punishment cannot help. We need a new heart and nature.

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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.