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The Christian Experience

August 25, 2023
Sermons of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Sermons of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-JonesMLJ Trust

Ezekiel 3:1-3 — Why it is beneficial to study the Old Testament? Reading through the Old Testament can seem challenging and confusing at times, but in this sermon on Ezekiel 3:1–3 titled “The Christian Experience,” Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones illustrates it is very applicable to the life of a believer today. This passage addresses the essence of the Christian experience, which is the knowledge of God. Preaching from the book of Ezekiel, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones helps the listener better understand what differentiates proper and false experiences of God from each other. First, false experiences are external to people—it is something that is added on to their life, not an integral part of who they are. Second, false experiences of God vary depending on a person’s season of life. In difficult times, people are much quicker to turn to the Lord because they realize how much they need Him—however, when situations are going well, they make the mistake of thinking they can walk without Him. Third, this false Christianity has only a vague influence on someone’s life. Real Christianity, however, is the polar opposite. It is practiced regularly because it is at the core of who a believer in Christ is. Christianity, Dr. Lloyd-Jones says, is a heart religion that influences all the actions of a believer’s life. Listen as he helps the listener discern between true and false Christianity, and the importance of following wholeheartedly with one’s life.

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