Archive for the ‘D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones’ Category

Spiritual Depression

May 9, 2014

This sermon by Martyn Lloyd Jones deals with how to get out of spiritual depressions that some Christians experience during their walk with the Lord.

Psalms 42:5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.

Psalms 42:11 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.

Lamentations 3:19-26 Remembering mine affliction and my misery, the wormwood and the gall. My soul hath them still in remembrance, and is humbled in me. This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him. The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.

1 Peter 5:7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

 

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HOW GOOD IS A FIERY FURNANCE OF AFFLICTION?

March 8, 2014

“Christian people are generally at their best when they are in the furnace of affliction and being persecuted and tried.”

– D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

1 Peter 4:12-13 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.

2 Corinthians 4:17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;

Romans 5:3-5 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope: And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

James 1:3-4 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.

1 Peter 5:10 But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.

“Trials and tribulations are very good for us in that they help us to know ourselves better than we knew ourselves before.”

– D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

SHOULD WE SUBMIT TO OUR FEELINGS?

February 28, 2014

“Feelings must be engaged. They are meant to be involved. [Yet] our danger is to submit ourselves to our feelings and to allow them to dictate to us, to govern and to master us and to control the whole of our lives.”

D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Poor in spirit

February 20, 2014

“The way to become poor in spirit is to look at God.”

– D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

“To be poor is spirit is to recognize one’s spiritual poverty apart from God. It is to see oneself as one really is: lost, hopeless, helpless. Apart from Jesus Christ every person is spiritually destitute, no matter what his education, wealth, social status, accomplishments, or religious knowledge. That is the point of the first beatitude. The poor in spirit are those who recognize their total spiritual destitution and their complete dependence on God. They perceive that there are no saving resources in themselves and that they can only beg for mercy and grace. They know they have no spiritual merit, and they know they can earn no spiritual reward. Their pride is gone, their self-assurance is gone, and they stand empty-handed before God.”

– John MacArthur

Matthew 5:3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 11:29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

James 4:10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.

1 Peter 5:6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:

Are you in control of your feelings?

February 18, 2014

“Our feelings are always seeking to control us, and unless we realize this, they will undoubtedly do this. …. Our danger is to submit ourselves to our feelings and to allow them to dictate to us, to govern and to master us and to control the whole of our lives. …. if we postulate certain particular feelings as being essential we may very well become victims of the devil and spend the whole of our life in unhappiness and ‘bound in shallows and in miseries’, though the whole time we are truly Christians.”

– D Martyn LLoyd-Jones

Love of Christ

February 14, 2014

“The distinguishing mark of a Christian is his confidence in the love of Christ, and the yielding of his affections to Christ in return.”

– C. H. Spurgeon

“The man who knows the love of Christ in his heart can do more in one hour than the busy type of man can do in a century.”

– D Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Who disciplines himself?

February 14, 2014

“The man who disciplines himself stands out and has the mark of greatness upon him.”

– D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

What are you believing?

February 14, 2014

“Incredible as it may seem, there are still people who believe what they read in the newspapers.”

– D Martyn Lloyd-Jones

What are you seeking?

February 14, 2014

“Seek for happiness and you will never find it. Seek righteousness and you will discover you are happy. It will be there without your knowing it, without your seeking it.”

– D Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Holiness

February 14, 2014

“The holiest person is … one who is most conscious of what sin is.”

– Oswald Chambers

“Wrong views about holiness are generally traceable to wrong views about human corruption.”

– J. C. Ryle

“Holiness is not an experience you have; holiness is keeping the law of God.”

– D Martyn Lloyd-Jones