A Sermon on Acts 3:17
“And now, brothers, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did also your rulers. (ESV)
Why is it that so many are not interested in Christ? Ignorance. Here in Acts 3:17 Peter confronts the crowd with the truth of their dire condition. They are ignorant of Christ, and of His resurrection. Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones in the same way calls the world to see its ignorance today. He identifies what the world is ignorant of and also the three reasons why people then and now are ignorant. The world is ignorant of their need for Christ, who Christ is, and the coming judgment. The world is ignorant because of the blindness of their hearts and minds. The crowd then in Peter’s day rejected and hated Christ and refused to believe that He was the Messiah. The world today continues to reject Christ in this same way. In ignorance of who He is and what He has done. Peter calls the crowd in Acts 3:17 to repent and be converted, that their sins may be blotted out. Dr. Lloyd-Jones does the same by calling all to repent. He calls all to see that they don’t have to live in ignorance.