The Living Word
A Sermon on Acts 7:37-38
This is the Moses who said to the Israelites, ‘God will raise up for you a prophet like me from your brothers.’ This is the one who was in the congregation in the wilderness with the angel who spoke to him at Mount Sinai, and with our fathers. He received living oracles to give to us. (ESV)
Preaching from Acts 7:37-38, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones says that Christianity is a religion based in the living God’s revelation of himself. It is only in the written Word, the Old Testament and the New Testament that we learn how one may be saved. Only in Scripture do we come to know of Jesus Christ and our great need of forgiveness from our sin and rebellion. It tells of his holiness and just condemnation against all sin and ungodliness. God tells us of what he has done in his Son so that wicked sinners may be saved. We do not know of this Gospel through psychology, the natural world in science, nor philosophy. It is only in God’s divinely inspired Word that we find what he has done for us in Christ. And this Word comes in the power of his Spirit. It is able to convict evildoers and sinners of their great need for the Gospel and deliverance of sins. This is the foundation of Christianity and the church. This is what all who call themselves servants of God and his Gospel are standing upon. It is a sure and steady foundation.