Three-score and Fifteen Souls
A Sermon on Acts 7:14
And Joseph sent and summoned Jacob his father and all his kindred, seventy-five persons in all. (ESV)
All throughout the Bible, we see God’s beautiful story of redemption and salvation unfold. The Bible shows is that God is the author of history. Listen to this sermon on Acts 7:14 as Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones talks about God’s plans and work in the lives of people thousands of years ago, and in the lives of people today. First, he points out the importance of recognizing the details in God’s plans in the Bible. It’s often easy for us to skip over the small details, but even these are important because they are also inspired by God. He shows how it is often in the details that we see the prophecies of old fulfilled. God works as much in the small details as He does in the big ones. Dr. Lloyd-Jones goes on to show how God works in ways that go beyond our worldly understanding. While we would look at outward appearances and large numbers, God can work through people we would least expect and small numbers. Our job is not to be in control, but to surrender ourselves to His work and realize that we are His people. Lastly, He points out that God works in this way to humble us and to help us see His power and glory through His work.
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.