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Attitudes towards religion; the nature of the world's problems to be found in Genesis; a pattern in history of God's intervention; the claim of history; the New Testament evidence; belief in Genesis crucial; God must punish sin : why? the violence in man; God's plan not dependant on ignorance.
Why is the world in the condition it is? modern man dismisses the Bible; the evidence of archaeology has caused a new interest in the Old Testament; the evidence of language; man's powers of observation; man succeeds in science and fails in relationships; man glorifies himself today; as did the builders of Babel.
The perpetual struggle examined; God's action in history; the offer of new life; the importance and example of Abraham; the problem s of life the same in Abraham's day; the call to every person : repentance; the city of man; or the city of God; the offer of the Christian message; belief; faith; obedience.
Do you turn to God only when you are disturbed by your experience? Inquiring only to satisfy your curiosity? This is what Moses did at the burning bush, but God arrested Moses’ cares and attention. In this sermon from Exodus 3:3, Dr. Martin Lloyd-Jones addresses this fatally casual approach to God. Often times, Lloyd-Jones states, we address God out of exhaustion or need. He corrects this saying we must always begin with God. He is the root of all things! What a transformation that would take place if we applied God to our experience rather than appealing our experiences to God. Indeed, The Doctor shows us that the main business of Christianity is Christ’s death on the cross bringing us face to face with God. God is so pure that he cannot look upon sin, but because of salvation we can enter his presence. Not only this, but God’s plan for salvation is certain, as we see in this passage. He sees our sorrows and acts like he did for the Israelites. Turn to God in full attention to him. His purposes are good and he has cared for our greatest need so that we might dwell in his presence rather than address him only when we must.
Blaise Pascal once said, “God is not the God of the philosophers.” Dr. Martin Lloyd-Jones expounds on how dangerous this statement is. The philosophers deal in the abstract, but we have a God that is real and can be known personally. When God described himself to Moses as I AM in Exodus 3:6, he was showing himself as the familiar and intimate God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Lloyd-Jones shows us in this sermon that our God is a God of compassion and faithfulness throughout the ages. This is the God who sees our sorrows and looks upon us as a father pities his children and then works his good purposes for us. He remains who he has always been, in covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and he acts out of compassion on our behalf. Do you know this God? Has he interrupted your life? Go to him as your father!
Why are we unable to live in right relationship with one another? It is because we are not in right relationship with God! In this sermon from Exodus 20:1-26, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones shows us that at every opportunity throughout Scripture, man failed to dwell in obedience to God. Adam, Noah, Abraham, they all failed! Even when God gave the Israelites the Ten Commandments they were unable to live in obedience. Scripture highlights God’s holiness and the depravity of sin in men with the sole purpose of turning our eyes to Jesus Christ. Our greatest need is to live in right relationship with God and this is accomplished because our sins were punished in Christ. Lloyd-Jones asks, “has the law of God brought you to Christ?” When you consider the state of man and our inability to live in obedience, turn to the character of God and the gift of his Son!
Have you ever wondered why your prayers are not answered? In this sermon from Exodus 24:12, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones proposes that perhaps our prayers are not answered because we do not approach God rightly. When we approach God, we cannot disregard the reason why we are able to approach him. Rather than rushing to God with our needs, remember that God’s Son was given as a sacrifice for our sin that we might dwell in God’s presence. In this passage Lloyd-Jones considers the significance of the tabernacle for the Israelites. The sweet message that comes with the tabernacle in the Old Testament is that God desires to dwell with us. Now in the New Testament, Jesus’ death shows God’s desire to dwell with us forever. Will you accept this good gift? Do not look past Christ’s sacrifice as you approach your good Father.
Why the Church is as it is; the Glorious Presence of God; two necessary things; sensitivity to the presence; this makes revival; do you know this presence? what to do.
The problem of the moral bankruptcy of today's society; the incredulity of modern man concerning the Bible; the fundamental problems that never change; the principle of evil within us; the world is as it is because it has a vacant heart; man made for God; and only God can satisfy him.
The mind of man one of God's greatest gifts; man's mind prone to temptation and desire; fashion of thought; the lack of critical thought; the intellectual excuse for rejection of Christianity; the need to face the facts; slaves to the world.