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Sermon #5379

This Is My Beloved Son

A Sermon on Luke 9:35

Scripture

Luke 9:35 ESV NASB KJV
And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is my Son, my Chosen One; listen to him!” (ESV)

Sermon Description

In this sermon on Luke 9:35 titled “This Is My Beloved Son,” Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones preaches about the Mount of Transfiguration where God declares who Jesus is. God tells that Jesus is His Son and all must listen to Him. Human merit nor worldly wisdom is at the heart of Christianity, but it is the real historical person of Jesus Christ. Jesus is not like many other religious figures because He is a real man of whom we have historical record. What makes Jesus the Savior is that He really lived, died, and has risen from the dead. The Christian faith is grounded not in myths or fables but in the historical Jesus Christ. The message of Jesus is as vital as it has ever been. People are still sinners who are alienated from God and self-deceived. Jesus frees them from sin through His gospel of truth. He not only makes them right before God, but He transforms them and gives them new desires. While people are naturally deaf to the truths of God, Jesus can heal sinful people and give them new life in the Spirit. Those who are saved then must imitate Christ by taking up their cross and following Him wherever He may lead.

Sermon Breakdown

  1. The passage being preached on is Luke 9:35 - "And there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him."
  2. The main point of the sermon is that we must listen to and obey Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
  3. Three reasons are given for why we should listen to Jesus:
  4. Because of who He is - the beloved Son of God
  5. Because of what He says - He is the light of the world, He came to save the lost, He gives rest, He calls sinners to repentance, He is the only way to the Father
  6. Because of what He has done - He healed the sick, calmed the storm, transformed the lives of the apostles and many others, died and rose again
  7. If we do not listen to Jesus, we will remain as we are - in our sins and without hope. But if we listen to Him, we can have salvation, forgiveness, and new life.
  8. We must hear Jesus telling us that He died for our sins so we can have salvation and be delivered from sin. We must deny ourselves, take up our cross, and follow Him.
  9. The sermon concludes with a call to listen to and obey the Son of God, our Savior.

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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.