The Church; Fighting for Her Life
A Sermon on Acts 5:32
And we are witnesses to these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him.” (ESV)
Today’s cultural environment is difficult for the church. How are we as Christians supposed to act in the midst of increasing hostility towards our faith? In this sermon, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones draws from Scripture and church history to encourage believers in how to walk with the Lord in difficult times.The church has had to fight for her life many times over the centuries, and the essence of wisdom is to look at the past and see how she has survived. So how did the church flourish in the midst of trials and persecution? She emphasized their own personal witness and the witness of the Holy Spirit. So often, believers focus solely on their abilities and witness when we are also called to recognize our need for the Holy Spirit. Though we often think of Him in terms of the spiritual gifts he bestows on us, perhaps more important is the role He plays in our everyday lives and how He lives out His testimony in and through us. This correct view shows us that we are desperately dependent on the Holy Spirit in order for our lives to be lived out in a godly manner. Listen as The Doctor encourages Christians about how they can keep the faith in the midst of a hostile environment by relying on the Holy Spirit.