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Righteousness; Temperance and Judgement to Come

Itinerant Preaching

A Sermon on Acts 24:24

After some days Felix came with his wife Drusilla, who was Jewish, and he sent for Paul and heard him speak about faith in Christ Jesus. (ESV)

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How is the Gospel to be presented? How are we to listen to the Gospel? Listen to Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones answers these two questions from Acts 24:24. The Gospel is reason and man must think; people must be confronted with the truth. This Gospel is not merely entertainment. Does the Gospel make you tremble? Learn about the character of God and how He created man to be His righteous companion. What happened? Made in the image and likeness of God, man is to have self-control and temperance. The meaning of temperance is addressed alongside righteousness – one being the the general principle, while the other is concerned with application in daily living. What distinguishes man from animal? Animal is controlled by instinct, but man has a soul with reasoning and understanding. Judgment will come and man will be held responsible before God; look at the perfect provision He provided! Only a man's fear can drive him to salvation. Why do people reject the Gospel? The opinion of man must never be put over the opinion of God. Learn from the tragedy of Felix and Priscilla; there is a sequel to the story. Christ came to justify the ungodly.

Additional Scripture Translations

Acts 24:24, New American Standard Bible

24Now some days later Felix arrived with Drusilla his wife, who was Jewish, and he sent for Paul and heard him speak about faith in Christ Jesus.

Acts 24:24, King James Version

24And after certain days, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, which was a Jewess, he sent for Paul, and heard him concerning the faith in Christ.

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.