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Dr. David Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Pastor Rich will continue his series on “Some Choruses, a Pep-talk, and an Offering” after Christmas.

David Martyn Lloyd-Jones (December 20, 1899 – March 1, 1981) was a Welsh pastor who was for almost 30 years the minister of Westminster Chapel in London and was well known for his expository preaching (sermons can be found here). Take ten minutes and watch the video below…it is worth it.

The definitive biography of D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones was written by Iain Murray in two volumes and is highly recommended. They are  David Martyn Lloyd-Jones the First Forty Years 1899-1939 (v. 1) and David Martyn Lloyd-Jones: The Fight of Faith 1939-1981 (v. 2).

A third book, a companion volume to his biography, Lloyd-Jones: Messenger of Grace, also authored by Iain H. Murray is also recommended. Murray does not repeat biographical material but focuses on three significant themes relating to Lloyd-Jones’ ministry: the nature of true preaching; the importance of full assurance of salvation for a vibrant and persuasive Christianity; and the grounds of fellowship between Christians and churches. Murray provides previously unpublished material and a CD of a Lloyd-Jones sermon on John 8 comes with the hardcover edition of the book. A thorough review of Messenger of Grace can be found here.