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Sermon #2112

Power ... and the Resurrection

A Sermon on Acts 4:29-33


Acts 4:29-33 ESV KJV
And now, Lord, look upon their threats and grant to your servants to continue to speak your word with all boldness, while you stretch out your hand to heal, and signs and wonders are performed through the name of your holy servant Jesus.” And when they had prayed, the place …

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Sermon Description

There is so much confusion within and without the church today as to the message of Christianity. In the sermon “Power … and the Resurrection,” Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones preaches on the account of the early church’s first experience of persecution in Acts 4:29­–33. In the passage, a group of people were gripped by not a mere experience but historical fact – the fact of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This series of events that the early church witnessed completely changed their lives and everything about them. In their hour of trial, they simply asked for more power to continue telling others of these events. In this modern time, when personal experience is valued above all else and facts are disregarded, Christians must follow the early church’s example and hold to historical facts. The fact is the Son of God has come into the world. He died, was buried, and was raised from the dead to save His people from their enemies, provide complete redemption, and ultimately prove He is who He said He is. He is coming again to judge all humanity.

Sermon Breakdown

  1. The apostles were witnesses to the facts of Jesus' life, death, and resurrection.
  2. The resurrection proves Jesus is the Son of God.
  3. The resurrection proves Jesus' death accomplished our salvation.
  4. The resurrection proves Jesus defeated all our enemies, including death.
  5. The resurrection proves our redemption will be complete, including new bodies.
  6. The resurrection proves Jesus will judge the world.
  7. The apostles preached these facts to save people from God's wrath.

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.