Saul of Tarsus; Christian
A Sermon on Acts 9:6
But rise and enter the city, and you will be told what you are to do.” (ESV)
What must I do to be saved? Is it enough to know the facts of the gospel? Is it enough to feel guilt over sin? Can knowledge save anyone? The world today is filled with false conversion, people who know about Jesus, but do not actually know Jesus. Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones opens Acts 9:6 and brings us face to face with the saving power of the gospel. It is the gospel that produces contrition, the sense of fear and trembling that comes when sin is exposed and the need for forgiveness is made clear. More than a temporary emotional experience, true conversion involves the will, heart, and the mind. True repentance abaondons the former life and looks back with gratitude and thankfulness for the patience of Christ in saving sinners. The love of Jesus surrounds His child and brings a peace that surpasses all human understanding. The saved child of God now looks at hell and realizes he has been saved from it, by our gracious and loving Lord.