OpenTheo

The Free Gift of God's Grace

October 1, 2023
Sermons of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Sermons of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-JonesMLJ Trust

Matthew 20:1-16 — Don’t misunderstand the kingdom of God. In an age where people clamor for fairness, it can be hard for Christians to stand strong on the biblical teachings regarding salvation and eternal life. The parable in this sermon reinforces that all are in grave danger of misunderstanding the kingdom of God. In this sermon on Matthew 20:1–16 titled “The Free Gift of God’s Grace,” Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones emphasizes that the claims of the kingdom of God oftentimes come as a surprise and against the grain of what people would assume to be true. Yet, it is through these very truths that Scripture also helps them glean crucial truths about God and eternity. This parable, he explains, shows the difference between a true and a false salvation. Many misunderstand the kingdom of God and hold to a false salvation that is rooted in the belief that eternal life is a reward for a good life on earth. But besides offering no hope to a sinful person, it misses the entire glory of the free salvation in Christ — everyone justly deserves hell because they have all broken God’s law, yet Christ was offered as an acceptable substitute in their place in the reception of God’s wrath. Don’t misunderstand the kingdom of God — salvation has been offered. Repent and believe today.Bottom of Form

Share

FacebookTwitterRedditCopy Link

Transcript

More on OpenTheo

My Peace I Give to You
My Peace I Give to You
Sermons of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
February 3, 2024
John 14:27 — Like being in the eye of a hurricane, Jesus’s disciples were enjoying the peace of being in the presence of Christ. In the midst of this
Saul on the Road to Damascus
Saul on the Road to Damascus
Sermons of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
February 21, 2024
Acts 9:1-5 — The circumstances of life can turn dire in a matter of moments. The facade of life gets ripped away and in an instant, the saving grace o
Written that Ye Might Believe
Written that Ye Might Believe
Sermons of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
February 7, 2024
John 20:30-31 — When Christ saves a person, will all of their troubles end? In this sermon on John 20:30–31 titled “Written that Ye May Believe,” Dr.
#205 What is Prayer, really?
#205 What is Prayer, really?
Ask NT Wright Anything
February 8, 2024
In this episode, Tom answers listener questions on prayer and shares some of his own habits and approaches to praying -- If God knows our needs, what’
Unbelief and Division
Unbelief and Division
Sermons of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
March 2, 2024
Acts 23:6-8 — Being religious does not guarantee salvation. In this sermon on Acts 23:6–8 titled “Unbelief and Division,” Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones shows
The Right Approach
The Right Approach
Sermons of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
February 1, 2024
John 12:21 — Why do some people never seem to find fulfillment when they come to Jesus? Why do they never find rest, peace, and satisfaction in Him? I
This Untoward Generation
This Untoward Generation
Sermons of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
February 14, 2024
Acts 2:40-41 — Sinful people cannot save themselves but they will try. In this sermon on Acts 2:40–41 titled “This Untoward Generation,” Dr. Martyn Ll
The Doctrine of Sin
The Doctrine of Sin
Sermons of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
February 5, 2024
John 17:17 — What separates people from God and what keeps them from knowing Him on their own? The answer is found in understanding the sin that is wi
Death is not the End
Death is not the End
Sermons of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
February 27, 2024
Acts 17:1-4 — How has God overcome death? All people know that eventually they will die, either from disease or some other way. Death is a universal h
The Mystery of the Cross
The Mystery of the Cross
Sermons of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
February 11, 2024
Acts 2:22-23 — At the center of Christianity stands the mystery of the cross. When Jesus foretold that He must die for the sins of His people, even Hi
Does the Existence of Evil Point to the Existence of Multiple Gods?
Does the Existence of Evil Point to the Existence of Multiple Gods?
#STRask
February 29, 2024
Questions about whether the existence of evil points to the existence of multiple gods and why God needs to slowly improve our character here on earth
When First You Believe
When First You Believe
Sermons of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
February 23, 2024
Acts 9:6 — The world wants salvation in addition to the current way of life. It wants to remain in sin while enjoying the hope of heaven. In this serm
Do You Know God?
Do You Know God?
Sermons of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
January 30, 2024
John 8:19 — There is no higher goal in life than to know God. But how can sinful humans ever hope of having a true relationship with the Creator of al
What is Christianity About?
What is Christianity About?
Sermons of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
February 13, 2024
Acts 2:32 — The message that the apostle Peter preached on the day of Pentecost was the message of salvation in Jesus Christ, the crucified Messiah. H
The Wonderful Works of God
The Wonderful Works of God
Sermons of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
February 9, 2024
Acts 2:11 — Why did the apostles in the early Church stand before Israelites and Greeks alike and proclaim the truth that God raised Jesus from the de