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Tribute to Dr. Lloyd-Jones by Fred Catherwood



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  1. Dr. Lloyd-Jones first recalls coming to Westminster Chapel in 1948 with his family as a 23-year-old and not expecting Dr. Lloyd-Jones to accept an invitation for a holiday from his father. However, Dr. Lloyd-Jones did accept and showed an enthusiastic side beyond just preaching.
  2. Dr. Lloyd-Jones' teaching style focused on making the audience work to find the answers from Scripture themselves. He would ask probing questions to lead them to the right verse and have them reason through it. This style of teaching was impactful and made lessons memorable.
  3. Dr. Lloyd-Jones was skilled at leading discussions and handling objections or irrelevant points. He had a vast knowledge of theology and arguments on doctrinal topics which allowed him to navigate discussions. He also had a gift of discernment to detect truth or error in arguments.
  4. Dr. Lloyd-Jones called the church back to reformed theology and wove it together with love and passion for God. He emphasized both were essential. His preaching style seemed austere but he was a warm and caring man.
  5. Dr. Lloyd-Jones recalls Dr. Lloyd-Jones accepting his request for his daughter's hand in marriage in a warm and welcoming manner. He was devoted to his family and generous with his time in helping others work through problems. He gave generously of his money and resources to help those in need.
  6. Dr. Lloyd-Jones enjoyed discussing and debating politics though he didn't believe there was a distinctly Christian view of politics. He was more interested in the personalities and judgments of politicians. He objected to hypocrisy more than private lives. He had a wide range of interests and kept up with current events his whole life.
  7. Dr. Lloyd-Jones had a gift of prophecy and vision. He saw the potential for ministry to students early on and helped steer the Inter-Varsity Fellowship and International Fellowship of Evangelical Students. These organizations have had far-reaching impact.
  8. Though skeptical of television, Dr. Lloyd-Jones eventually used the medium to spread his message. He was able to draw large crowds and was not intimidated by famous interviewers. His message was unchanged to suit the times.
  9. Dr. Lloyd-Jones's lasting memory of Dr. Lloyd-Jones is his gentleness. Though a strong leader with bold views, he was gentle, helpful, and peaceful. He would join in family activities and then pray for everyone at the end of the day, showing his care and trust in God.

Tributes to Dr. Lloyd-Jones

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.