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Sermon #5568

Man; His Problem and the Answer

A Sermon on Man from Galatians 1:3-5


Galatians 1:3-5 ESV KJV
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen. (ESV)

Sermon Description

Sin is often considered as a general problem, but rarely do people stop to consider its personal impact. In this sermon on man from Galatians 1:3–5 titled “Man: His Problem and the Answer,” Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones sets minds on an eternal track. People are first and foremost souls with eternal life before them, and anything physical in this life is merely temporary. Christians are created with eternal worth and dignity. Do Christians take time to consider themselves and who they are rather? What does God think of them? This ought to be the greatest concern as it is the only opinion that holds eternal value.

Sermon Breakdown

  1. The Bible convicts us of failure to realize the seriousness of life. We tend to take life lightheartedly and avoid being serious.
  2. The Bible convicts us of failure to realize the truth about ourselves. We fail to realize our own individuality and see ourselves as part of the crowd. We also fail to realize we have a soul and spirit, not just a body.
  3. The Bible convicts us of failure to have a right concern about ourselves. We are concerned about our relationships with others but not our relationship with God. We are concerned about what happens to us in this world but not the next. We are concerned about evil in the world but not the evil in ourselves.
  4. The Bible convicts us of failure to assess others truly. We spend time judging and assessing others but fail to consider Jesus Christ. We admire film stars, politicians and historical figures but fail to consider the Son of God.
  5. We need to flee from the wrath to come and be delivered from this present evil world. We need God's mercy and the new life offered through Jesus Christ.

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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.