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Sermon #5478

The Evidence of Pentecost

A Sermon on Acts 2:12

Scripture

Acts 2:12 ESV NASB KJV
And all were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” (ESV)

Sermon Description

What was the significance of the historical event known as Pentecost? According to Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones in this sermon on Acts 2:12, there would be no Church if not for what occurred in the Upper Room that day. The filling of the disciples with the Holy Spirit during the feast of Pentecost was a fulfillment of prophecy and reveals to us God’s plan for redemption. This event falls properly in line with other important events involving our salvation, specifically the birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The sending of the Holy Ghost is one of the mighty proofs that the Son of God carries out what He promises, and He is who He says He is. Salvation comes when one is face to face with the power of the Holy Spirit. He descends and He works to convict sin. Do you feel guilty in your sin before God? Perhaps the Holy Spirit is working in you for the purpose of salvation! Dr. Lloyd-Jones pleads with you to “call on the name of the Lord” as he explains what exactly that entails in this sermon covering the historical event of Pentecost.

Sermon Breakdown

  1. The sermon text is Acts 2:12 - "And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this?"
  2. The sermon examines the events of Pentecost recorded in Acts 2.
  3. Pentecost was a historical event and the birth of the Christian church.
  4. Pentecost fulfilled Old Testament prophecy, proving the Bible is the Word of God.
  5. Pentecost proved Jesus is the Son of God and the Messiah. He had promised to send the Holy Spirit.
  6. Pentecost shows the way of salvation - through the conviction of sin, repentance, and faith in Christ.
  7. Salvation is a free gift for "whosoever" believes - regardless of age, background, or sin.
  8. To be saved, one must call on the name of the Lord, repent of sins, and believe in Christ.

Sermons on Authority

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.