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Sermon #5488

The Witness of the Holy Spirit

A Sermon on Acts 5:32


Acts 5:32 ESV KJV
And we are witnesses to these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him.” (ESV)

Sermon Description

What is the basis of faith? Many see faith as nothing more than a feeling or something that is chosen to believe against all reason. But in this sermon on Acts 5:32, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones shows that Christian faith is very different from these common misconceptions. The faith that is found in the New Testament, this true faith, is grounded in historical actions of God. It is grounded in the sending of His Son to die upon the cross, and in the sending of the Holy Spirit to empower believers to fulfill the mission of God. These are real events that have changed the course of history and the whole world! Jesus was a man who lived and died, but He was also God and what He has done is the foundation of all faith. His gospel is the only means of salvation and true peace with God. It is this witness of the Holy Spirit that works in time and history to spread the message of Christ through the church to the whole world. The gospel confronts with the vital question: do you believe in Jesus and that He has come and died so that all who believe might be saved?

Sermon Breakdown

  1. Christianity is based on facts and events, not just teachings. The facts of Jesus's life, death, and resurrection are what save us.
  2. The Holy Spirit's primary role is to bear witness to Jesus and the truth about him.
  3. The Holy Spirit does not call attention to himself or to phenomena. He points to Jesus.
  4. The Holy Spirit bears witness to Jesus's person, the facts of his life, and the message of salvation that comes from those facts.
  5. The Holy Spirit bears witness through his coming at Pentecost, the signs and miracles he enables, his work in individuals, and revivals.
  6. We can know if the Holy Spirit is in us by whether Jesus is precious to us and central to our lives.

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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.