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Paul Preaches at Athens

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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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Man cannot turn the Gospel into something ordinary, it is extraordinary! Look at the confusion of Corinth and the church today. Why does the modern man not like the miraculous and supernatural? Man is more concerned about this world than the next. Take heed, for one is temporal and one is eternal. Listen to this sermon on Acrs 17:21 as 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 man. One day man will be perfected not only in spirit, but also in body. Jesus’ teaching alone only serves to condemn men; we cannot even keep our own standards. Have you ever failed to keep a New Years resolution? If so, how do you think you can achieve righteousness on your own? The world is as it is because of sin. Do you think you can fight the devil? You cannot! Christ alone has conquered every enemy and can clothe us in righteousness. Christ builds His Kingdom through individual conversions. Are you Christ’s?


Additional Scripture Translations

Acts 17:21, New American Standard Bible

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

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.