St. Helen’s has built out a new resource library for their excellent sermons and other content. If you’re familiar with St. Helen’s Bishopsgate you’ll know they are known for excellence in their preaching and teaching. Behind this ethos is Dick Lucas who began preaching there is 1961. Dick has been one of my favorite preachers for quite some time, and I’m very excited to see this new resource library.
Many years ago John MacArthur was asked what preachers he listens to for his own joy and edification, and one of the men on his short list was S. Lewis Johnson. I had never heard of Johnson and immediately went looking for him. Johnson was involved in ministry for 45 years, a professor at a number of seminaries such as DTS and TEDS, and finished his days of ministry as the pastor at Believer’s Chapel in Dallas.
Johnson is a first-class Bible expositor and I have been blessed by listening to this faithful man preach the Word of God with clarity and power.
Since his death in 2004 the SLJ Institute has collected more than 1500 of Johnson’s sermons and is in the process of transcribing them.
For more than a decade I’ve been downloading and listening to hundreds of sermons each year. I’ve been able to sit under the teaching of men I would have never known about, much less have access to their past sermons had it not been for the Internet. While I have a massive list of favorite preachers there are a handful of men I routinely turn to again and again. At the top of my list is Dick Lucas, retired pastor of St. Helen’s Bishopsgate in London, and while he’s in his 90’s (I believe) he still preaches on occasion.
Dick Lucas is one of those preachers whose sermons are clear, engaging and uncommonly weighty. Most of his sermons are less than 30 minutes in duration as he often preached during the lunch hour on weekdays.
The Gospel Coalition has a massive archive of Dick Lucas’ sermons. You can also find sermons and videos of Lucas at the St. Helen’s website.
One of the most searched for speakers on this site is D. A. Carson, or Don Carson. Just a reminder that The Gospel Coalition now hosts more of Don’s lectures and sermons than you would ever listen to, and they’ve recently migrated their resources to a new library.
John Gerstner is among my favorite preachers. This Professor of Church History is one of the most clear and insightful preachers I’ve ever heard, and he brings his vast knowledge about church history to bear in his messages.
Aisquith Presbyterian Church has many of his sermons in their audio archives.
Monergism has been actively digitizing and collecting sermons by Sinclair Ferguson, and Feeding on Christ has created a helpful Scripture and topical index for this large collection.
Monergism has been gathering a boat-load of expositional series by Scottish preacher William Still. Still preached extensively through both the Old and New Testaments during his 52 year ministry.
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.
Monergism has posted 15 of the most downloaded sermons preached by Paul Washer.