Biblical Evidence for the Deity of Christ

The last post in our study of Great Doctrines of the Bible by Martyn Lloyd-Jones examined the Incarnation. Today’s post provides biblical evidence for the deity of Christ (chapter 24, vol. 1 of Great Doctrines). 8 Biblical Demonstrations of the Deity of Christ MLJ states that the biblical evidence for the deity of Christ is “voluminous,” so he narrows it down to 8 headings: Divine … Continue reading Biblical Evidence for the Deity of Christ

incarnation, great doctrines of the Bible by Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Jesus truly god and truly man

The Incarnation

One of the most beautiful, mysterious, and yet mind-boggling teachings of Scripture is that God put on flesh and dwelt among us. Every year at Christmas we celebrate the miracle that the second person of the Trinity “became flesh and dwelt among us” (John 1:14). Without such a miracle, there would simply be no hope for mankind. We continue our study of “Great Doctrines of … Continue reading The Incarnation

Consider Jesus, Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Great Doctrines of the Bible, Christology

Consider Jesus

In chapter 22 of Great Doctrines of the Bible, Martyn Lloyd-Jones highlights four reasons Scripture gives for everyone to consider Jesus: He is the fulfillment of all prophecies and promises Jesus himself teaches that all of Scripture points to himself (John 5:39; Luke 24:27). He is the seed promised in Genesis 3:15, and Galatians 3:16 teaches that he is the seed that was promised to … Continue reading Consider Jesus

Covenant of grace in the New Testament, Great Doctrines of the Bible, Martyn Lloyd-Jones

The Covenant of Grace in the New Testament

We continue our study of Great Doctrines of the Bible by Martyn Lloyd-Jones. The previous post examined the covenant of grace and how it has been revealed in the Old Testament. Today, we’ll look at chapter 21 and see how the covenant of grace is revealed in the New Testament. MLJ emphasizes that while we are examining the covenant of grace in each testament, there … Continue reading The Covenant of Grace in the New Testament

Covenant of grace, Old Testament, Great doctrines of the Bible, Martyn Lloyd-Jones

The Covenant of Grace in the Old Testament

Our study of Great Doctrines of the Bible has taken us through the creation and fall of man. Because Adam failed to keep God’s law, mankind has been condemned and enslaved to sin and its eternal consequences. However, our last post looked at God’s eternal plan of redemption and the good news of salvation brought about by the grace and mercy of God. This great … Continue reading The Covenant of Grace in the Old Testament

God's Eternal Plan of Redemption, Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Great Doctrines of the Bible, Redemption

God’s Eternal Plan of Redemption

Our sin has left us eternally separated from God. Mankind has been polluted, thus leaving us both unable and unwilling to please God and be restored to him. We can’t obey and we simply don’t want to. What hope do we have then? If our sin keeps us from believing and receiving the things of God (1 Cor. 2:14), then how can there be any … Continue reading God’s Eternal Plan of Redemption

The Fall of Man

Brokenness is all around us. It doesn’t matter your political views or your religious beliefs, everyone can see that something is wrong. Murder, hate, envy, jealousy, and oppression continue to be prevalent. Everyone seems to be chasing happiness and fulfillment yet even the most ‘successful’ can’t seem to find it. Hopelessness abounds and suicide rates are on the increase. What happened to God’s good creation? … Continue reading The Fall of Man

God's providence, 3 aspects of God's providence, Great Doctrines of the Bible by Martyn Lloyd-Jones

3 Aspects of God’s Providence

We continue our study of Great Doctrines of the Bible by Martyn Lloyd-Jones (MLJ) by examining chapter 13 entitled, “The Providence of God.” MLJ defines providence as “that continued exercise of the divine energy whereby the Creator upholds all his creatures, is operative in all that transpires in the world, and directs all things to their appointed end” (143). There are three aspects to God’s … Continue reading 3 Aspects of God’s Providence