D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981) was one of the great Christian thinkers of the twentieth century, but his career began far removed from the Church. Born in Cardiff, Wales in 1899, Lloyd-Jones moved to London with his family at the age of 14. He was driven by a strong desire to be a doctor and attended medical school at St. Bartholomew's Teaching Hospital in London. A remarkably bright student, Lloyd-Jones earned his M.D. at the age of 22 and immediately began working as the chief clinical assistant to Sir Thomas Horder, who referred to Lloyd-Jones as, "The most accurate thinker that I ever knew."

However, at beginning his medical career, Lloyd-Jones began reading the Bible and was soon gripped by the logic of the Christian gospel. In his early twenties, he underwent a quiet but profound conversion to Christianity. Feeling propelled by a new desire to share his faith with others, Lloyd-Jones began to think that preaching would provide the best avenue for him to promote the gospel of Christ. But, at the same time, Lloyd-Jones had fallen in love with a young medical student named Bethan Phillips. He felt torn, knowing that if she were to marry him she would need to share his vision of abandoning medicine to pursue the ministry, and he prayed hard for God to work in her heart. Bethan did come to share Martyn's vision for preaching and she married him in 1927. Together they shocked the press by making a dramatic move from the elite medical community of Harley Street to a small house in Lloyd-Jones's native country. There, Dr. D. Martyn Lloyd Jones began his preaching career at the Bethlehem Forward Movement Mission Church in Aberavon, Wales.

In 1938, G. Campbell Morgan, the Minister of Westminster Chapel, heard Lloyd-Jones preach and decided that he wanted to have him as his successor in London. In the following year, Lloyd-Jones, his wife, and two daughters, Elizabeth and Ann, moved to London. Although Lloyd-Jones began his ministry at Westminster on a temporary basis, his stay there would be anything but temporary. His preaching drew in thousands of people and the congregation responded enthusiastically to his sharp, analytical presentation of the Christian faith. He remained at Westminster for thirty years, faithfully preaching through even the bomb raids of the World War II, and retired from there in 1968. While in London, Lloyd-Jones also had a formative influence on the InterVarsity Fellowship of Evangelical Unions by serving as its President for many years. Even today InterVarsity is a thriving world-wide ministry and it owes a large portion of its success to the influential work of Lloyd-Jones.

After leaving the church at the age of 69, Lloyd-Jones was unwilling to simply relax in retirement and he continued to work as hard as he had while he was at Westminster. He published some of his best work during that time and he continued to travel and preach at various engagements. Dr. D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones worked until in 1981, weakened by illness, he died quietly in his sleep at the age of 82.

J.I. Packer first heard Dr. D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones preach when he was a 22-year-old student in London. Upon hearing Lloyd-Jones, Packer remarked that he had "never heard such preaching…[delivered] with the force of electric shock, bringing to at least one of his listeners more of a sense of God than any other man." As Packer's statement suggests, Lloyd-Jones's life-long ministry had a profound impact not only on lay-people, but on the very leaders of the Christian church as well.



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Books by D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

41408: The Assurance Of Our SalvationThe Assurance Of Our Salvation
By D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

In the 17th chapter of John, Jesus prays for his disciples and all believers---the prayer of a Savior about to lay down his life. One of the 20th century's most gifted preachers, Martyn Lloyd-Jones harvests timeless truths from this beautiful passage by examining why and what Christ prayed, revealing majestic themes of The Assurance of Our Salvation. This insightful, practical exposition describes how to live as new creatures in Christ.


0036: Studies in the Sermon on the MountStudies in the Sermon on the Mount
By Martyn Lloyd-Jones

A detailed and comprehensive study that explains Christ's teaching in the Sermon on the Mount and incisively applies it to the Christian life. Dr. Lloyd-Jones presents a brilliant and detailed exposition of one of the best known but most frequently misunderstood passages of Scripture (a study of our Lord's words as recorded in Matthew chapter five). This beautiful portion of the Sermon on the Mount is carefully analysed, its contents outlined and thoughtfully arranged, and vastly rich and abundant truths are gleaned for your spiritual nurture.


8997: AuthorityAuthority
By Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Dr. Lloyd-Jones expounds the divine authority of Christ, of his Word, and of his Spirit.


57065: Truth Unchanged UnchangingTruth Unchanged Unchanging
By Martyn Lloyd-Jones

What is man? What is wrong with the human race? Unless we answer these questions correctly, we can not hope to solve the problems in our world - problems such as crime, exploitation, greed, proverty, pollution and war. Obviously those who shape social policy today are offering the wrong answers. In this masterful apologetic for the gospel, Dr Lloyd-Jones exposes these flaws in modern thinking, especially in the "scientific approach." Jones shows decisively that the true remedy for our ills is in Jesus Christ - and Him alone.


34516X: Walking with God Day by Day 365 Daily Devotional SelectionsWalking with God Day by Day
By Martyn Lloyd-Jones; Robert Backhouse, ed.

Walking with God Day by Day offers 365 brief daily devotionals that engage the mind and the heart. You will find more than spiritual nourishment in its pages; you will learn about God and the great doctrines of the Bible. Robert Backhouse has compiled excerpts from choice passages in the writings of Dr. Lloyd-Jones according to monthly themes. By reading this devotional, you will grow in your understanding of God and learn to apply the truth of His Word day by day.


51846X: The Basis of Christian UnityThe Basis of Christian Unity
By D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Christian unity is the result of a shared faith in Christ and His gospel. This is what emerges from Dr. Lloyd-Jones' consideration of John 17 and Ephesians 4 in the addresses to the Westminster Fellowship republished here. His presentation was given against the background of the ferment of the time and demonstrated that unity is never something arrived at by ignoring or minimizing truth.


44697: Why Does God Allow War?Why Does God Allow War?
By Martyn Lloyd-Jones

During the dark days of WWII, British pastor Lloyd-Jones turned to the foundational truths of Scripture to answer the question of human conflict and suffering. His insights---as relevant today as they were then---are rooted in the reality of God and offer help and comfort for whatever uncertainty you face.


54155: RevivalRevival
By Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Revival is the lifeblood of a vital church. Without the fervor revival brings, the church cannot accomplish its mission in the world. Yet today's church is rife with apathy. How can revival be rekindled? Clearly and forcefully, Dr. Lloyd-Jones describes the circumstances which produced past revivals, discerns why each generation needs revival, and shows how revival will come about today.


10573: Preaching & PreachersPreaching & Preachers
By Martyn Lloyd-Jones

A classic from one of the most dynamic preachers of this century! Originally delivered as a series of lectures, Lloyd-Jones's essays capture the essence of powerful preaching. His insights on the shape and preparation of the sermon, the preacher's relationship to the congregation, and more will give you much to ponder as you write your next sermon.


44972: Great Doctrines of the Bible (3 in 1 Volume)Great Doctrines of the Bible
By Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Meals aren't merely for chefs---and theology isn't just for scholars! Based on a lecture series by one of the 20th century's leading evangelical preachers, this 3-in-1 volume sets the table with a readable feast of doctrinal teaching. Lloyd-Jones offers pastors, students, and laypeople crystal clear guidance for grasping and applying key biblical principles.


1516262: What Is an EvangelicalWhat Is an Evangelical
By Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Dr D. Martyn Lloyd Jones became deeply concerned with what he believed to be subtle but real shifts in commitment to the biblical gospel. His three addresses at the I.F.E.S. Conference in 1971 drew attention to this. If anything, his message is all the more urgently needed today than it was in 1971. This is a brilliant exposition of the true nature of evangelicalism and the foundation stones on which it was built.


6742: D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones: Letters 1919-1981D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones: Letters 1919-1981
By Martyn Lloyd-Jones

This book tells the story of Dr. David Martyn Lloyd-Jones pilgrimage from within, in over one hundred of his personal letters, we encounter Jones first hand. Although he thought of himself as a 'poor correspondent', these letters tell a different story, displaying the tender force-fulness of a personality which left an indelible impression on those who knew him personally.


42103: My Soul Magnifies the LordMy Soul Magnifies the Lord
By Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Mary, the mother of Jesus, brings us face to face with some of the central matters of salvation through her joyful song of Christ's incarnation in Luke 1. In his classic style, Martyn Lloyd-Jones looks at the significance and encouragement found in the words she voiced and reveals both the wisdom and faithfulness of God, as well as how the Magnificat reflects our experience in coming to Christ.


42870: True Happiness: Psalms 1 and 107True Happiness
By Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Here Martyn Lloyd-Jones takes an in-depth look at two psalms (1 & 107) that are sure to cause readers to pause and consider their own lives. In these expository sermons on a life of happiness and praise, this renowned preacher applies his ability to faithfully bring forth God's Word while speaking directly to the hearts of listners.


1514960: The Puritans: Their Origins & SuccessorsThe Puritans
By Martyn Lloyd-Jones

What did the Puritans and their successors teach? Was their teaching biblical? What can we learn from them for our life and witness today? These questions guided Dr. Lloyd-Jones in giving the addresses in this volume. In these addresses given at the Puritan Studies and Westminster Conferences between 1959 and 1978, Dr. Lloyd-Jones ranges widely over the history of Reformed Christianity from the Reformation to the nineteenth century, drawing lessons from major figures like Calvin and Knox, Bunyan and Owen, Edwards and Whitefield, and from lesser-known men such as Henry Jacob, John Glas and Robert Sanderman.


524664: The Puritan Papers: 1956-1959, Volume 1The Puritan Papers - Volume 1
By D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

J. I. Packer, D. M. Lloyd-Jones, lain Murray, and Ernest Kevan are among the distinguished contributors to this compilation of papers on a wide range of topics pertaining to Puritan and Reformed teaching, piety, and life. This volume, the first in a series, captures the principles and passion of Puritan belief as presented in the Puritan and Reformed Studies Conferences of 1956-1959. Topics include: Interpreting Scriptures, Christian Experience, Worship, Lord's Day, Life and Work of a Minister, Dealing with Troubled Souls, Law and the Covenant, Discipline, and Revival.


24672: Puritan Papers Volume 2, SoftcoverPuritan Papers - Volume 2
By J.I. Packer, editor

J.I. Packer's chapters on Jonathan Edward's theology of revival, the Puritan idea of communion with God, and the Puritan conscience serve as highlights of the second volume of Puritan Papers. Equally important are D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones's chapters on true and false knowledge and "Puritan Perplexities: Lessons from 1640-1662." Biographical chapters feature, in addition to Edwards, Philip Doddridge, John Knox, William Perkins, Thomas Boston, and John Owen.


24688: Puritan Papers: Vol. 3, 1963-1964Puritan Papers - Volume 3
By J.I. Packer, editor

John Calvin, a beacon for the Puritans, is spotlighted in this volume of Puritan Papers, originally presented on the 400th anniversary of the Reformer's death. J.I. Packer writes on Calvin as "a servant of the Word," and O.R. Johnston on Calvin the man. Additional chapters treat Calvin's doctrine of God, his Institutes, and sixteenth-century Geneva. Other biographical chapters feature George Whitefield (by D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones) and Charles Haddon Spurgeon (by D.M. Whyte). In addition, Packer writes on the Puritan approach to worship, Iain Murray on "things indifferent," and Lloyd-Jones on John Owen's view of schism.


24711: Puritan Papers:  Volumes 1-5, 1956-1969Puritan Papers: Volumes 1-5, 1956-1969
By J.I. Packer, ed.

For nearly 30 years, J.I. Packer, Martyn Lloyd-Jones, and other evangelical scholars met to present studies on the rich heritage passed down by pillars of the faith such as John Bunyan, John Owen, and Joseph Alleine. Now more than 75 of their Puritan Papers are gathered into this 5-volume set. Treating subjects as varied as interpreting Scripture, worship, and spiritual gifts, this collection is a wonderful introduction to the Puritans.


8948: Knowing the TimesKnowing the Times
By Martyn Lloyd-Jones

As his many readers and hearers know, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones's preaching was marked by a profound sense of the spiritual significance of the times in which he lived. That vibrant, prophetic character shines in this collection of addresses. Some of them, such as 'Conversions: Psychological and Spiritual' have already been recognized as classic studies.


346751: Seeking the Face of God: Nine Reflections on the PsalmsSeeking the Face of God
By Martyn Lloyd-Jones

In this book, Martyn Lloyd Jones unpacks nine passages from the Psalms and weaves them together with the everyday life of the world in which we live. His reflection are practical, powerful, and profound. For those just beginning to study the Psalms as well as those who know them well and wish to consider them from a new angle, this collection of sermons from one of the greatest preachers of the twentieth century will move your mind to greater understanding and your heart to deeper worship.


519083: The All-Sufficient God: Sermons on Isaiah 40The All-Sufficient God
By D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

These mighty sermons from Isaiah chapter 40 will help you know our God as He really is. They show that the God of the Bible is not only the great Creator and Judge but the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort who meets us at the point of our deepest need. This all-sufficient God has already met and answered all our problems, doubts, and difficulties, in the gospel of His Son, Jesus Christ.


53825: The CrossThe Cross
By Martyn Lloyd-Jones

These time-tested sermons about the redemptive act of Christ's crucifixion, from one of this century's greatest preachers, combine deep theological insight with a warm, personal devotion to Jesus Christ. Lloyd-Jones's classic expository style will encourage clergy, exhort believers, and challenge new Christians.


56484: The Kingdom of GodThe Kingdom of God
By Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Jesus proclaimed the good news of the kingdom of God---yet nothing that He said has been more misunderstood. Was he simply a moral teacher, helping people get along better? Or was he a revolutionary, preaching a fiery message of political conflict? In these 12 sermons, Lloyd-Jones shows from Scripture that the message of the kingdom of God is far more radical: it is Jesus himself, His cross, and His resurrection.


1387: Spiritual DepressionSpiritual Depression
By D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

''In a sense, a depressed Christian is a contradiction in terms,'' Lloyd-Jones asserts. But what's a Christian to do to effectively combat spiritual depression (but not get bogged down with the guilt of it all)? Believing that Christian joy was one of the most potent factors in the spread of Christianity in the early centuries, Lloyd-Jones reveals the causes that have robbed you of your spiritual vitality and shows you how to find complete joy through the mind and spirit of Christ. Based on 21 sermons that the author preached at the Westminster Chapel in London.


5838X: Out of the Depths: Restoring Fellowship with GodOut of the Depths
By Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Ignore repentance, and you'll never become a Christian. Ignore repentance as a Christian, and you'll never know real salvation, holiness, freedom, or joy. In this classic study of Psalm 51, reprints of four sermons preached in October 1949, Lloyd-Jones explores David's spiritual agony over his sin with Bathsheba and reveals the biblical journey towards a truly repentant heart: from the Holy Spirit's conviction and the sinner's confession, to God's cleansing, deliverance, and renewal.


8996: Evangelistic SermonsEvangelistic Sermons
By Martyn Lloyd-Jones

"Dr. Lloyd-Jones was always an evangelistic preacher, but it was only in the early period of his life that he actually wrote sermons in full. Here twenty-one of his own manuscripts are published for the first time. As with the early preaching of George Whitefield and Robert M'Cheyne, they show why the gospel is the most urgent, glorious and transforming of all messages.


16831: Old Testament Evangelistic SermonsOld Testament Evangelistic Sermons
By Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Jones recognized that no one is a Christian by nature, he saw that the primary calling of the church lay in presenting the message of the Gospel to the non-believer, the unconcerned and the sceptic. These pages are alive with the power of the gospel expressed in his sermons.


9179: Not Against Flesh and Blood: The Battle Against              Spiritual Wickedness in High PlacesNot Against Flesh and Blood
By D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Lloyd-Jones offers practical advice, both on the dangers of the occult and its related spiritism, and on how to fight it. He discusses important issues that can result from a fascination with the occult, and offers chapters on both spiritism (voluntary association with evil spirits) and demon possession (involuntary association with evil spirits). He also looks at some of the practical implications of the war going on around us, arguing that the confusion and chaos of our times is directly related to the present-day work of the devil.

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