Frederick Catherwood offers a tribute to Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones.
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.
In recognition of the landmark announcement of the opening of the MLJ Trust audio archives, we have for our Thursday Theology Video two videos of the Doctor himself. The first video is a biography of Lloyd-Jones, and the second is a biography of George Whitefield made by Lloyd-Jones.
I would like to draw your attention to a momentous event. The MLJ Trust has begun to open their archives of Martyn Lloyd-Jones sermons by presenting full, unedited sermons on their channel at OnePlace.com. And to start off with a bang, the first series that is being released is Lloyd-Jones famous series on Ephesians. This week begins the series with the Doctor’s introduction to Ephesians. From the MLJ Trust:
Welcome to a brand new year and a brand new programme from the MLJ Trust which we are calling, “From the MLJ Archive”. We are opening our archives to bring you each week a complete and unedited full length sermon by Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones. We begin today with one of Dr. Lloyd-Jones most famous sermon series which is his verse by verse study of Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. So let’s travel back to the year 1954 to join the congregation at Westminster Chapel London as Dr. Lloyd-Jones introduces us to this wonderful letter.
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Ian Vaillancourt has put together a nice list of links to free and paid sermons of Martyn Lloyd-Jones.
The MLJ Trust is planning to release a small selection of wonderful sermons on Oneplace from some of Lloyd-Jones most requested series from now until Christmas. Here is the meat of their announcement.
On September 5th we are beginning a brand new series on Oneplace which will, over the next four months, feature Dr lloyd-Jones’s four majour series of sermons. These are Romans, Ephesians, The Gospel of John and the Book of Acts. For example, September will feature two sermons from Dr Lloyd-Jones’s Friday night series, dating from 1955, on the book of Romans, and October will feature two sermons from Ephesians. The series will conclude at Christmas with the sermon “Declared to be the Son of God” from the Romans series.Our sermon for the 5th &12th of September will be the first in the Romans series, titled “A Man Called Paul”, in which Dr. Lloyd-Jones takes a close look at the man whose letters have so influenced the Church down the centuries. He describes him as one of the finest intelects the Church has ever known. We do hope that these sermons will be of spiritual value to you.
To those who have been able to donate to our ministry, we thank you so much. For those who have not had an opportunity, but would like to help us continue funding this ministry, a link to our donations page is at the bottom left of this eMail (your VeriSign secured contribution will be processed by Groundspring, a member of Network for Good). As a reminder, the MLJ Trust is 501 (c) (3) charitable consisting of four Board members who volunteer their time, and no staff. You can learn more about us at www.mljtrust.org.
If you haven’t checked out Lloyd-Jones messages at Living Grace on OnePlace, do yourself a favor and download a few of his messages before they are gone. Living Grace only keeps 7 messages in rotation, so they leave pretty quick.
A great 6 part series on Christ in the Heart only has the last 3 messages posted, and they are worth a listen.
I’m a big Lloyd-Jones fan, and someone who pays the high prices for mp3 sets at the Martyn Lloyd-Jones Recordings Trust. So when you can find him for free, you don’t waste any time starting the downloads!
By the way, if you have a feed reader, link to the Living Grace RSS feed so that you will be kept up to date on their weekly additions.
The Martyn Lloyd-Jones Recording Trust has recently joined the ministry of Oneplace to provide recordings of the Doctor’s sermons. This is great news and will be a site I frequent. The ministry is titled ‘Living Grace.’
There is only one show in the queue at the moment. I will be anxious to see how frequently the MLJ Trust releases audio to this site. They have been posting a new sermon once a week on the MLJ Trust site, and this may just be a migration that will get his weekly sermons a wider audience.
Thanks to Mark Berggren for bringing this to my attention.
For the past few weeks I’ve been making my way through J. I. Packers lectures on the English Puritans, and I have to tell you, it’s been a real treat. This is one of those series you will want to go through a second time and take notes. I can’t begin to scratch the surface of all the good material. Much here on ministry philosophy, worship, pastoral concerns. Some very fascinating biographical material on lesser known Puritans. A great deal on Baxter and Owen.
Some highlights from one of the first messages that looked at many more contemporary giants who were greatly affected by the Puritans. Packer looks at sermonic structures of the Puritans and more recent contemporaies such as Lloyd-Jones. How soon in a sermon do you begin application? In the cases of Spurgeon and Lloyd-Jones, they started right away. Where did the 3 point sermon originate? He also talks about the contemporary loss of rhetorical prayer, where pastoral prayers were presenting arguments before God.
This series of lectures has been generously provided by Reformed Theological Seminary, which has conveniently supplied their audio through iTunes.
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