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Sermon #2002

The God Who Acts

A Sermon on Acts 2:1-2

Scripture

Acts 2:1-2 ESV NASB KJV
When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. (ESV)

Sermon Description

Do you know "the God who acts"? Listen as Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones preaches from Acts 2:1–2 and asks probing questions to search the heart. The peace the world searches for can only be found on the other side of submission to Christ. While the world lives in fear of death, Christians can see “beyond the veil” by learning from God’s word. Christianity is about what Jesus began, is currently doing, and will bring to completion. “Any notion that Christianity is merely the result of something that we do is always completely wrong; it is always the activity of God,” shares Dr. Lloyd-Jones. One cannot reason their way to God, nor can they approach Him on their own terms. He revealed Himself to Abram, Moses, David, the prophets, and now to His people today. His believers are invited to receive His free gift of grace if they repent.

Sermon Breakdown

  1. Christianity is not a dead religion or a state religion. It is not merely a tradition or a ceremony.
  2. The God of Christianity is not an unknown or impersonal God. He is a personal, living, and acting God.
  3. Christianity is not just for certain types of people. It is for all people.
  4. God is the creator and sustainer of the universe. He is in control of all things.
  5. God has revealed himself through his word and his actions in history. The Bible records his works and interactions with people.
  6. God sent his Son Jesus Christ to save humanity from sin and death. Salvation comes through faith in Christ.
  7. The Christian message is a supernatural one. It is a message of God's power and miracles. It cannot be fully understood by human reason alone.
  8. The Holy Spirit empowers the church to spread the message of Christ. Without the Spirit, the church is powerless.
  9. God desires to save all people through faith in Christ. The gospel message is for everyone.
  10. To be a Christian is to know God personally and to experience his saving power. It is not merely following a tradition or a set of rules.

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.