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Sermon #5678

The End of The Age

A Sermon on 1 Peter 1:13-25


1 Peter 1:13-25 ESV KJV
Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as he who called you is holy, …

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Sermon Description

This world is one of uncertainty. Some lives seem to be near perfect, and some seem to be falling apart. What does the Christian do when the trials of life seem to continually crash like waves against them? Listen to this sermon on 1 Peter 1:13-25 as Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones challenges the listener to “gird up the loins of our mind,” as they live in this ever-changing world, and proclaims the hope that Christians have as foreigners in a strange land. The only hope is the return of Jesus Christ that will take place at the end of the age when everyone will rise from the dead to experience judgment. Dr. Lloyd-Jones clearly explains that the judgment comes from a God who is holy and judges each person’s works impartially from the standard of His own holiness. The only way that one can measure up to his standard of holiness is through the Lord Jesus Christ who died and rose again on humanity’s behalf. In this sermon, Dr. Lloyd-Jones reminds the Christian to remember that this life is short, death will come, but Christ will return. He encourages hope in Christ, for that is the only certainty in an uncertain world.

Sermon Breakdown

  1. We are merely temporary visitors in this world. Our life is brief and fleeting.
  2. We are living in the last times, the end of the ages. We are moving towards the final consummation, the end of time.
  3. Jesus Christ will return and usher in the resurrection of all people, good and bad.
  4. There will be a final judgment where God will judge all people.
  5. God is holy. We will stand in the presence of his utter purity and righteousness.
  6. God's judgment is impartial. He shows no favoritism or partiality.
  7. We will be judged according to our works and deeds. Our entire life's record is known to God.
  8. We will be judged by God's holy law which expresses his righteousness.
  9. We should pass our time on earth in fear of facing God's judgment. Even believers should have a healthy fear of God.
  10. We are in a position that requires redemption. We need to be saved from God's wrath.
  11. The punishment for sin is eternal damnation. The sentences passed at the final judgment are eternal.
  12. People argue God is a God of love, but the Bible clearly teaches God is also a God of justice and righteousness. He carries out punishment against sin.
  13. The cross of Christ shows God's wrath against sin. Christ died to save us from God's wrath and judgment.
  14. We must believe in Christ to be delivered from judgment and pass from death to life. He is the only way of salvation.

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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.