Sermons by Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
When it comes to influential preachers and their sermons, few are as respected as Dr. David Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981). A Welsh minister with 41 years of pastoral experience under his belt, almost 30 of which were spent as the pastor of Westminster Chapel, even today Dr. Lloyd-Jones and his sermons are regarded by many evangelical leaders as an authority on biblical truth and the sufficiency of Scripture.
A gifted orator and great spiritual thinker, both throughout his life and after his death, the words and sermons delivered by Dr. Lloyd-Jones were pivotal in the advancement of biblical theology and the Evangelical movement.
This is the complete collection of the over 1,600 sermons Dr. Lloyd-Jones delivered throughout his ministry at Westminster Chapel, available here in audio format.
Early Life and Ministry
David Martyn Lloyd-Jones was born to a grocer in Cardiff, Wales on December 20, 1899 and raised in Llangeitho, Ceredigion alongside his two brothers — a location commonly associated with the Welsh Calvinistic Methodist revival of the 18th century, as it was the center of Daniel Rowland's ministry. Attending a London grammar school between 1914 and 1917, in 1921 he joined St. Bartholomew's Hospital as a medical student and assistant to the Royal Physician, Sir Thomas Horder, before ultimately obtaining an MD and becoming a Member of the Royal College of Physicians.
It wasn’t until after his marriage to Bethan Phillips, however, that Dr. Lloyd-Jones submitted to a two-year struggle over what he knew was a calling to preach, and moved to Wales in 1927; accepting an invitation to minister at a church in Aberavon. There, he stayed for over a decade before returning to London in 1939 where he was appointed associate pastor of Westminster Chapel and worked alongside G. Campbell Morgan. Dr. Lloyd-Jones was also elected president of the Inter-Varsity Fellowship of Students during that same year — known today as the UK Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship.
When G. Campbell Morgan retired in 1943, Dr. Lloyd-Jones served as the sole Pastor of Westminster Chapel for the next 25 years, delivering over 1,600 powerful sermons and ministering to millions, before retiring himself in 1968 following a major operation. For the rest of his life, he concentrated on editing his sermons to be published, counseling other ministers, answering letters and attending conferences. Perhaps his most famous publication is a 14-volume series of commentaries on the Epistle to the Romans, the first volume of which was published in 1970.
Lloyd-Jones preached for the last time on June 8th, 1980 at Barcombe Baptist Chapel. After a lifetime of work, he died peacefully in his sleep at Ealing on March 1st 1981, St David's Day, where he was buried at Newcastle Emlyn, near Cardigan, west Wales.
Sermon Style and Beliefs
As a minister who taught in the Reformed Tradition, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones firmly believed in the true, inerrant sufficiency of the Bible.
The indelible Word of God, divinely given to man and preserved throughout history, he taught with the confidence that every word in the Bible is divine in its origin, for “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work” (2 Tim. 3:16–17).
As such, Dr. Lloyd-Jones would often take many months, even years, to expound on a single chapter of the Bible through his verse-by-verse sermons.
Perhaps most notable, however, was how Dr. Lloyd-Jones preached. Diving deep into the exegesis of Scripture, he delivered his points with profound precision, while his clear, expository preaching style attracted several thousand listeners to every sermon. Though a kind and humble man, his authority and conviction while in the pulpit was undeniable — his sermons unveiling the deep, biblical truths of God’s plan and glory interwoven throughout the Bible.
Where Can I Find Good Sermons by Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones?
Click here to access the complete archive of sermons by Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, compiled by MLJ Trust in their original audio recordings.
With over 1,600 sermons to choose from — including the complete collections from some of his most famous sermon series like the Book of Romans, Book of John, and Book of Ephesians — these sermons by Dr. Lloyd Jones transcend time as powerful proofs of God’s plan, glory, and love for His children.
Unsure where to start? titled The Gospel of God.
In it, Dr. Lloyd-Jones explores what the gospel is and is not. For where some emphasize the Father’s work alone and ignore the work of the Son, others focus on Christ, nearly posturing His work of redemption against the Father’s will, and still others focus solely on the work of the Holy Spirit, Paul calls the gospel “the gospel of God” — that is to say, the whole of the Trinity at work.
The gospel, Dr. Lloyd-Jones postulates in his sermon, is a proclamation of what the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit have done and will do. It is the good news upon which the entire world is changed and depends on.<
Click here to listen as Dr. Lloyd-Jones proclaims this good news and puts the gospel of God before the listener.