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Paul Preaches at Athens

Itinerant Preaching

A Sermon on Acts 17:21

Now all the Athenians and the foreigners who lived there would spend their time in nothing except telling or hearing something new. (ESV)

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No one can turn the gospel into something ordinary; it is extraordinary! Look at the confusion of Corinth and the church today. Why do modern people not like the miraculous and supernatural? They are more concerned about this world than the next. Take heed, for one is temporal and one is eternal. In this sermon on Acts 17:21 titled “Paul Preaches at Athens,” Dr. Martyn Lloyd Jones preaches on the essential truth of Christ’s resurrection from the dead to Heath Evangelical Church in 1977. If Christ was only a man who taught moral principles, there can be no assurance in the gospel. Christ’s resurrection announced that He had satisfied everything the Father required of humanity. One day His people will be perfected not only in spirit, but also in body. Jesus’s teaching alone only serves to condemn; no one can even keep their own standards. People often fail to keep a New Year’s resolution, so how do they think they can achieve their own righteousness? The world is as it is because of sin. One cannot fight the devil; Christ alone has conquered every enemy and can clothe people in righteousness. Christ builds His kingdom through individual conversions.

Additional Scripture Translations

Acts 17:21, New American Standard Bible (NASB)

21(Now all the Athenians and the strangers visiting there used to spend their time in nothing other than telling or hearing something new.)

Acts 17:21, King James Version (KJV)

21(For all the Athenians and strangers which were there spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell, or to hear some new thing.)

About Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981) was a Welsh evangelical minister who preached and taught in the Reformed tradition. His principal ministry was at Westminster Chapel, in central London, from 1939-1968, where he delivered multi-year expositions on books of the bible such as Romans, Ephesians and the Gospel of John. In addition to the MLJ Trust’s collection of 1,600 of these sermons in audio format, most of these great sermon series are available in book form (including a 14 volume collection of the Romans sermons), as are other series such as "Spiritual Depression", "Studies in the Sermon on the Mount" and "Great Biblical Doctrines". He is considered by many evangelical leaders today to be an authority on biblical truth and the sufficiency of Scripture.