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Preached in the USA in 1969; but we are not sure of the particular venue.
Preached at East Horsley FIEC Church in 1971.
Preached at the FIEC Annual Assembly in 1972.
Evangelical union is not simply a matter of associations and coalitions, but it is a based on the central doctrines of the faith. As Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones proclaims, these are the doctrines of the natures of Christ, the sufficient atoning work Christ, the doctrine of justification by faith, and the doctrine of God’s Word. This is a Spirit empowered supernatural work in the life of believers that unite them to God and one another. The Church cannot sacrifice the truth of the Christian faith and God’s Word for the appearance of union, for true evangelical union is found in the non negotiable doctrines of Christianity. Evangelicals should seek to build up the Church around God’s truth as found in His Word. To substitute unity in the gospel for a worldly unity based on nothing more than human institutions is to compromise the truth of the Christian faith. The pursuit of evangelical union will often cause controversy and division, but this is the inevitable effect of seeking to follow God above man. So, evangelicals are not to compromise the glorious truths of God’s word for the fading recognition of sinful man and the world. For God commands His church to follow him no matter the cost.
Inaugural address at the London Theological Seminary in 1977. Training for the ministry reconsidered; the need for reconsideration; the importance of producing preachers; the lessons of history; a need for preachers; not teachers; this emphasis explained; the qualifications and characteristics of students and tutors; character of the training; the place and purpose of theology.
Sermon given at the Inauguration Service of the London Theological Seminary in 1977. The changing scenes of time; the effects of science on the Christian Church of the last century; the condition of the Church today; the unchanging task of the Church; the same yesterday; today; tomorrow.
What milestones do you have in your life? Perhaps it was a certain job promotion or the date you were married. Maybe it is the birthdates of your children. Whatever the milestone is, it is important. If you are like most people, you have certain ways in which you remember or celebrate these markers of significance in your life. In a similar way, God told the Israelites to set up a pile of stones to mark the day they crossed over the Jordan River and into the land that God had promised to give them. In this sermon from Joshua 4:21-24, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones takes us through this passage and shows us why monuments are important for our Christian walk. First, they point to our history, and this is very important since the Christian faith sets itself apart from false religions because it is based entirely on historical facts. Second, these markers call attention away from man’s action and towards God’s action, allowing us to focus on Him. The reason God acted in human history is because man was enslaved to sin and was in desperate need of intervention. Lloyd-Jones encourages us to look to milestones and monuments important to our walk and our Christian faith, reminding us that they are proclamations that the Lord is mighty to save.
Does your church really matter? In this sermon, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones shows us what the church is, why it exists, and why it is important. One of the primary reasons that a church exists is for the preaching of God’s Word. Teaching directly from Acts 2:42, he points out that the early church “devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.” Many churches today gather in ways to increase the entertainment value for the congregation. While Christian fellowship in a church is an extremely vital part of a Christian’s walk, this must not outweigh and overshadow the necessity of going to church to worship with other believers and to hear God’s Word preached. The Doctor says that one of the great characteristics of the early church was that they were always meeting, but while the early church did gather for fellowship, Lloyd-Jones points out that Acts 2:42 clearly states that they were primarily concerned with worship and hearing God’s Word. Why else does a church exist? A church, or gathering of believers, is a community that the gospel can be lived out through and lost people can be introduced to. Thus, churches serve incredibly important roles as lights to the world. Listen as Lloyd-Jones expounds on these points and shows how a church can be used to further God’s kingdom!
“Why is it that modern man, who has been so astounding in so many respects, is such a miserable and tragic failure in the whole questions of life and of living?” Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones asks this question to highlight that though man has achieved enormous accomplishments, he is still suffering with the basic questions of life, questions that are solved only in the gospel of Jesus Christ. Why are people generally interested in seeking answers from anyone except God? Why, instead of coming to Jesus, do they fall at the feet of celebrities who are also struggling? Ultimately, why do they reject the Gospel? In this sermon from 1 Corinthians 3:16, The Doctor reminds us that man’s ultimate sin is intellectual pride. God’s salvation brings it to dust, yet, man rejects this because of his confidence in himself. God’s way of solving the problems of life are far different from the world’s approach. Lloyd-Jones provides three ways in which the two pathways are different: the world relies on man’s wisdom, the world says that man is good in and of himself, and the world holds that the issue needing to be fixed is a matter of intellect, not sin. However, Scripture shows the opposite— man’s problem is sin, and the only solution is a Savior.
Pauls conclusion; acting as fools; glorying in men; slavery to men; slavery to the world; slavery to life and death; glory in Christ; the Lord of Glory; all things are yours. (67 minutes long)