The Gospel of Luke [Theology Thursday Video]

According to statistics, the Jesus Film is shown around the world —– and each year 4 million people make professions of faith after watching it.

The Blue Letter Bible has posted the full 6 hour production that the Jesus Film was made from. Luke was the basis of the Jesus Film and at BLB it is cut according the the chapters of Luke. Keep in mind that this film was made in 1970, so the cinematic sensibilities are quite dated, as are the hair styles. You’re certain to have a gaff at the angel Gabriel sporting a white man’s afro.

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MacArthur at Shepherd’s Conference [Theology Thursday Video]

John MacArthur opens Shepherd’s Conference with a look at Mark 16 and why it’s not part of Mark’s original document, but a well intentioned, but unfortunate cobbling of concluding thoughts from the other Gospels, added to soften the abrupt ending that Mark authored. MacArthur provides a fascinating discussion of ancient manuscripts and how textual criticism helps the church guard the Word of God. Rather than being a discouraging look at an foreign text, MacArthur provide much for us to have confidence in.

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Martyn Lloyd-Jones Sermons Now Available to All

The MLJ Trust has made the landmark decision to make available all 1600 sermons by Martyn Lloyd-Jones available as free downloads beginning today.

Here is a portion of the announcement made by the MLJ Trust:

This is probably the biggest announcement the MLJ Trust will ever make. Starting from tomorrow, April 12th, all 1,600 recorded sermons by Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones will be available to download, at no cost, to anyone who wants to listen to them! There are no exceptions, so the Ephesians sermons, Romans sermons, etc. will all be available (it will take a few days to make sure that they are all included in the library). All one has to do is join the MLJ Library (membership is free of course) and start to download! Simply go to our newly updated site athttp://www.mljtrust.org and click on “MLJ Library”.


This is a decision that the UK Board has been wrestling with for a long time, because by moving away from the sale of MP3 discs (and tapes before that), which has kept the Recordings Trust in existence for 30 years in God’s grace, they will become completely dependent (as we are in the United States MLJ Trust ministry), on the voluntary donations of brothers and sisters who feel called to support the ministry while downloading sermons.


In the end, however, and after much prayer and discussion, our brothers in the UK felt that as the world of low-cost distribution through the internet was now far reaching enough that most people around the world (even in developing countries) can gain access to this ministry through a computer, and as many other ministries have had a positive experience shifting to a voluntary donation approach to on-line sermons, they felt (as we do) that this change might be in accordance with God’s will.


While there is some nervousness about such a big change, it our our most earnest hope, on both sides of the Atlantic, that this announcment will help us to fulfill the objective that has fueled this ministry since its inception 30 years ago: To preserve, and make as widely available as possible, the doctrinal exposition of God’s word by the late Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, a man who could never quite believe how God had used him for the benefit of the Gospel over his long ministry in the pulpit of Westminster Chapel.


This announcement eMail has been timed to coincide with our formal announcement at “Together for the Gospel”. This morning (Wednesday, April 11th), we will be making the announcement on stage to the approximately 7,000+ Christian leaders and teachers who will be attending, and we never forget that the participation of the MLJ Trust at this conference was made possible by the kind support of our subscribers.


We applaud the MLJ Trust for their work in preserving the audio of the Doctor’s sermons in the past, and we now applaud them for making his sermons available to the world. I would encourage you to make a donation to support them in this new period for the Trust.