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How did a handful of ignorant and unlearned people become such a mighty force that they turned the great Roman Empire upside down?
It was the power of the gospel message that changed the hearts of the New Testament believers, giving them a new life, a new strength, and a new start. They were emboldened by a truth they knew they had to share, regardless of the persecution and trials that would come their way. And just as the world rejected Christianity then, it continues to do so today—except that people now believe they are being clever and modern in renouncing this 'antiquated notion.'
Martyn Lloyd-Jones demonstrates how the characteristics of the first persecution and unbelief account precisely for the rejection that so marks our present time. Through these powerful sermons on Acts 4 and 5, you will see the utter hopelessness and tragedy of a world desperately in trouble, yet refusing the one truth that can save it. And with the greater understanding that you'll gain, you'll be able to speak directly to people's need as you courageously share the message of Christianity.
The book of Acts records some of the most powerful events in the New Testament. The birth of the church. The coming of the Holy Spirit. Bold preaching and dramatic missionary journeys. Saved souls and transformed lives. It not only provides insight into the growth of the apostolic church, but can encourage and challenge your heart today.
Martyn Lloyd-Jones preached on this dynamic Bible book during the peak of his ministry. Now those expository sermons are gathered together in a multi-volume collection. His language is simple and clear so that the truth of the Scriptures would be available to all who desire to understand. Recognized as one of this century's most gifted preachers, he is known for his astute analysis of man's condition and his persuasive proclamation of the Gospel as the only true solution.