The God Who Reveals Himself
A Sermon on Acts 7:2
And Stephen said:
“Brothers and fathers, hear me. The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham when he was in Mesopotamia, before he lived in Haran, (ESV)
How do we see God at work today? Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones begins by showing us how throughout the Bible we see God revealing Himself through His actions and words. This begins in the Old Testament with the law and the prophets. God reveals His nature and will to the Jews. But now He has revealed himself in Jesus Christ, His only begotten Son! The Messiah was sent into the world to accomplish the Father's will and all that was foretold in the prophets and the book of the law. Jesus Christ came to pay the ransom for sin and provide the only way to be reconciled to God. As Lloyd-Jones describes, this is the outworking of God’s great plan of redemption proclaimed in the Old Testament. Not only does Jesus come to save the lost, but in His work, we see God more fully. This is how we know God, not through philosophical reflection, but through his Son, God incarnate. For without God’s revelation, man would never be able to know Him as He is. But God has come into His creation, He took a human nature upon Himself. He was born of a virgin and lived a sinless life and died a horrific death, but then rose from the grave and is alive today! This is God in human flesh. He is the one who came into the world to save sinners and to reveal Himself to those who are blind.