Preaching and Preachers
Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones 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. Over the decades that he served in the pulpit, preaching sermons every week, he gained great experience as a vocal expositor of the scriptures. He found God spoke through the Bible on many topics, including preaching and preachers. In the sermons below, Dr. Lloyd-Jones gives in-depth insight into what God has to say both to and about preachers.
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Reasons for the decline of preaching examined; preaching: the Biblical view; the evidence of Church history.
Points of view; objections and definitions; the failure of the 'social' gospel; the power of the Gospel.
The error of debate; what is preaching? The total person is involved; on both sides of the pulpit!
Preaching must be theological; the preacher's duty is to present the Gospel; the delivery in general; the relationship of exposition to the sermon.
The whole person is involved; the delivery of the sermon; the sermon and the act of preaching.
Who is to preach? The 'call' to preach examined and explained; the marks of a preacher; the training required.
The relationship between the pew and the pulpit; modern ideas of preaching based on false thinking.
Evangelistic preaching and its importance; the restoration of authority to the pulpit; the place and importance of buildings.
The importance of regular Scripture reading; the importance of reading generally; and some suggested guidelines; know yourself.
The importance of the 'freedom of the Spirit'; the use of special occasions; the need for constant assessment and re-adjustment.
About 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.