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Sermon #5590

Glorying Only in the Cross

A Sermon on Galatians 6:14


Galatians 6:14 ESV KJV
But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. (ESV)

Sermon Description

Why do Christians preach the cross? Why is it that this cruel tool of murder stands at the heart of God’s gospel? The answer is found in the power of the cross for salvation. Listen as Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones unfolds the words of Paul that the cross is the means by which God has conquered sin, death, and the devil by dying a cruel death. In this sermon on Galatians 6:14 titled “Glorying Only in the Cross,” Dr. Lloyd-Jones explains not only the fact of the cross, but also the need. God the Father sent His only Son into the world to die for all because all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. All are in dire need of salvation and forgiveness and this salvation only comes through Jesus’s sacrificial death upon the cross. Now those that believe are freed from the curse of the law, sin, and death. This is the only way to salvation. This sermon calls each and every sinner to leave their evil ways behind and come to Jesus. Come to the cross and find salvation in God’s Son who has died for sinners.

Sermon Breakdown

  1. The apostle Paul gloried in the cross of Christ.
  2. The cross is the source of every blessing and without it, there are no blessings.
  3. Through the cross, we have peace with God which is the most important thing. Without peace with God, there is no peace.
  4. God was displeased with us due to our sin but through the cross, God's wrath is satisfied.
  5. Through the cross, our sins are forgiven and we have a new relationship with God. We are under grace, not under law.
  6. Through the cross, we have a new nature and a new life. We are new creatures in Christ.
  7. Through the cross, we have the Holy Spirit which enables us to live the Christian life.
  8. Through the cross, we have access to God in prayer. We can answer our accusers through the cross.
  9. The cross is the greatest spectacle and reveals the character of God. It shows God's love, mercy and compassion.
  10. The cross cuts us off from the world and delivers us from the dominion of the devil.
  11. The cross is the only place where true reconciliation between God and man, and between man and man can take place.
  12. The cross speaks to those whom nobody else speaks to - the failures, the helpless and the hopeless.
  13. The cross transforms the whole problem of life and living in this world. Though the world remains the same, we have a new power through the Spirit.
  14. The cross is the only ground for boasting. All else pales in comparison.

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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.