The Content of the Gospel
A Sermon on Acts 8:35
Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning with this Scripture he told him the good news about Jesus. (ESV)
What makes the Gospel so unique? Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones opens Acts 8:35 and shows how the Good News of Jesus Christ is not a message of human invention. The Gospel of Christ is by design opposed to the ways of sinful men who do not know God. For this reason, it is great stumbling block to Jew and Gentile alike. This is because the Christian message is one of salvation from sins by the atoning work of Jesus Christ, who died upon a cross so that sinful men could be counted righteous before God. So, it is not a matter of personal experience, nor is it about mystical revelations. For the truth of Christianity is revealed truth. It is found in God’s holy and inspired Word. This is the sure and steady foundation for Christianity, for in it is all that we need to achieve godliness and holiness. It is in this Word that we find the truth of what Jesus Christ did for us on Calvary’s cross. So, when we stand to proclaim the truth of God and his Son, Jesus Christ, we do not come on the basis of experience, but with the very words of the living God.
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.