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Sermon #1086

Baptism in the Spirit (5)

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John 1:26-33 ESV NASB KJV
John answered them, “I baptize with water, but among you stands one you do not know, even he who comes after me, the strap of whose sandal I am not worthy to untie.” These things took place in Bethany across the Jordan, where John was baptizing. The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! This is he of whom I said, ‘After me comes a man who ranks before me, because he was before me.’ I myself did not know him, but for this purpose I came baptizing with water, that he might be revealed to Israel.” And John bore witness: “I saw the Spirit descend from heaven like a dove, and it remained on him. I myself did not know him, but he who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain, this is he who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’ (ESV)

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Engage with Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones as he continues his series on “The Baptism of the Spirit (5)” from John 1:26–33. In this sermon, Dr. Lloyd-Jones considers the difference between John the Baptist’s ministry and Christ’s ministry, along with the great sin of quenching the Spirit. While the Spirit’s direct and indirect work are both important, the focus here is on the direct, special, and unusual work of the Spirit that is seen to equip believers to be witnesses of the gospel. The main function of the baptism of the Spirit is primarily for the purpose of witness and this sermon shows how both subjective and objective experiences serve to manifest this reality. Dr. Lloyd-Jones asserts that the pronounced characteristics are an unusual sense of the presence of God and an assurance of the love of God to those in Jesus Christ.

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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.