Book of Acts
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The first Christian persecution; the messengers rejected; why the authorities rejected the evidence; the response of modern man.
Early rejection of the Gospel; and the reason for it; the unifying force of unbelief; Sadducees and modern moralities; the message of Peter and John; ecumenism.
Over-estimation of self; the 'big view' of the Gospel; the cornerstone revealed; the Architect; Builder and Foundation.
Exclusive claim of Christianity; the intellectual approach; salvation entirely the work of Christ; man's need of a new nature; Son of God/Son of man; Man's need of salvation.
Christianity a phenomenon; the phenomenon that the world does not understand; the supernatural message; God's kingdom not entered by man's learning.
The unchanging message of the Gospel; the Apostles and prophets as messengers; Christianity a fact; Apostles as witnesses of Christ; the fact of the Son of God.
The effect of the Gospel on those who believe in it; a fundamental and radical change; mastered by Christ; prepared to die for the Gospel; saved to save.
If no decision; then message has not been heard; transient value of worldly interests; prejudice produces unbelief; persecution a continuing fact; civilising influence of the Christian Church.
How do we know we are Christians? do we pray? prayer; two views: negative and positive; the personal God; the Creator God; the power unto salvation.
Pain, suffering and ultimately death are an unescapable part of life. But why? How do we account for the trouble common to mankind throughout history? The story of humanity shows a restless world always searching for answers but never providing relief. Listen as Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones preaches through the text of Psalm 2 to explain the vain and empty pursuits of those who purposefully rebel against God. While they dream and plan for a world of their own happiness, their attempts are futile because of their ignorance of God. God will judge their rebellion against Him and his wrath will be fierce. But there is hope. The psalmist speaks of deliverance that is echoed throughout the entire Bible. It culminates in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This is the answer the world cannot provide - that God’s gracious purpose to extend mercy through his son Jesus, the Anointed one, to a restless and rebellious world brings the joy and deliverance the world desperately wants. Dr. Lloyd-Jones urges us to listen and be wise! Respond to the Anointed one in submission and trust.