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Sermon #2091

Him Shall Ye Hear

A Sermon on Acts 7:37


Acts 7:37 ESV KJV
This is the Moses who said to the Israelites, ‘God will raise up for you a prophet like me from your brothers.’ (ESV)

Sermon Description

What is the reason for life? This important question is addressed in this critical sermon titled “Him Shall Ye Hear” by Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones from Acts 7:37. Many of the world’s greatest thinkers, scientists, poets, and philosophers have offered answers that end up being elusive and obscure. Regardless of their education or pedigree, they do not seem to ever get any closer to comprehending the truth. Even in modern times, with all the advancements in science, technology, and educational institutions and centers of learning, humanity is simply not any closer to arriving at the truth. The reason for this repeated failure is quite simple: people do not listen to God. Dr. Lloyd-Jones goes on to explain that God is a God who speaks to His people in His word, just as He did through the prophets and the apostles. Most importantly of all, He speaks in His Son, Jesus Christ. It is Jesus Christ that the world and sinful people reject. They simply do not believe that He has any authority that should be obeyed. But God has declared Jesus to be the ruler and savior of the whole world. All wisdom is contained in Christ, and all things were made for Christ. When humanity rejects Christ, they abandon all hope of ever truly understanding the world and themselves.

Sermon Breakdown

  1. The passage under consideration is Acts 7:37.
  2. Moses said that God would raise up a prophet like him and the people should listen to him.
  3. Stephen is saying that the Sanhedrin is rejecting this prophet that Moses spoke of by rejecting Jesus.
  4. The question for us is have we listened to and obeyed Jesus as Moses commanded.
  5. Many today say Jesus is irrelevant but we have great need for Him due to our ignorance, failure and inability to live right.
  6. No one and nothing else can help us with life's greatest questions and problems like Jesus can.
  7. The whole Old Testament points to Jesus. The patriarchs, Moses, the prophets all point to Him.
  8. John the Baptist also pointed to Jesus as the one who was to come.
  9. The apostles all point to Jesus as the one who changed their lives.
  10. The early Christian martyrs all point to Jesus as the one who was everything to them.
  11. Jesus Himself invites us to come to Him.
  12. Jesus claimed unique authority as the light of the world, the way, the truth, the life, the forgiver of sins.
  13. Jesus did miracles that prove His claims like healing the blind, lame, deaf, raising the dead.
  14. Jesus lived a perfect, sinless life. He was tempted like us but without sin.
  15. Jesus' teaching is perfect. The Sermon on the Mount has never been improved upon.
  16. Jesus willingly went to the cross, dying for our sins. He rose from the dead, proving He is the Son of God.
  17. Jesus ascended to heaven and sent the Holy Spirit to empower the church.
  18. Jesus did all this to deliver us in our ignorance, failure and helplessness.
  19. Jesus showed compassion on sinners and outcasts. He came to seek and save the lost.
  20. God the Father said "This is My beloved Son. Hear Him." We must listen to Jesus.
  21. The Holy Spirit also testifies that we must listen to Jesus.
  22. Jesus is recommended by saints, apostles, prophets, martyrs. The answer is yes, we must listen to Him.

The Book of Acts

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.