Faith and Experience
A Sermon on Romans 8:16
The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, (ESV)
When does the believer receive the Holy Spirit? Is it at the moment of adoption into the body of Christ through faith? Or is it some time later? Often after accepting the gift of salvation, one may not feel the flooding nature of spiritual baptism. But for some, they may feel the Spirit immediately. Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones comments on this phenomenon by opening with Romans 8:16 in this message of assurance and unity. The sermon also surveys other examples in the New Testament where the Spirit is received. He provides context into the Sealing of the Spirit, as well as context into the translation of the Word. He answers the question: Who baptizes with the Spirit? And Dr. Lloyd-Jones elaborates on what rights a believer has, both before and after, receiving the Spirit. He delves into the wide scope of Puritan writers, as well as other Christian perspectives, concerning this theological argument in order to further expand this topic and solidify its interpretation. Listen as the power of the Spirit is unraveled and opened to the believer in its ability to unify the church body of Christ across its many differences to do His good work in the world.
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.