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Questions & Answers (2)



Sermon Description

In this final moment with his students, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones discusses their questions. The lecture contains a wide variety of topics such as hosting a Q&A after the sermon, Sunday school, multi-denominational meetings and societies, children sermons, professionalism, and announcements during the service. In this lecture titled “Questions & Answers (2),” listen to this dialogue as Dr. Lloyd-Jones interacts with these men in a caring and casual fashion. Primary themes from his “Preaching and Preachers” lecture series are emphasized. The power of the Holy Spirit must be evident, not only in the preacher, but also upon the listener. Dr. Lloyd-Jones wants nothing that will detract from this. As preaching must be central, Sunday schools, and other supplementary meetings, are subservient yet strengthened by the solid proclamation of the word. Dr. Lloyd-Jones is an advocate of meeting with ministers across denominational lines and gives practical tips on hosting these meetings. Amidst the variety of topics addressed, his love for the proclamation of God’s word, and his belief that nothing should become a distraction from the centrality of preaching rings again and again. He closes by encouraging his students in these challenging days: theirs is a great and magnificent opportunity to preach God’s word in this most difficult time.

Sermon Breakdown

  1. Dr. Lloyd-Jones begins by thanking the congregation for listening to him patiently and christianly. He hopes that what he has said will be helpful to them in their ministry.
  2. He acknowledges that ministry today is exceptionally difficult but also exceptionally opportune. The world's sinfulness has been clearly demonstrated in the 20th century through events like World Wars and the Holocaust. This provides a platform to preach the gospel.
  3. He says preaching today is in some ways easier than 100 years ago when evolution and ideas of human progress were popular. It was harder then to convince people of the sinfulness of sin.
  4. The minister's sufficiency comes from God alone. They need faith that can move mountains and see God's promises fulfilled.
  5. He prays that God will look on them in mercy, make them men He can use, keep them humble, and give them faith to see God's promises fulfilled and His power demonstrated.
  6. He prays God's blessing, grace, love, and fellowship will remain with them as they serve Him and eventually stand before Him in glory.

Sermons: Preaching and Preachers

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.