Leading 20th century Preacher’s Sermons Hit Almost 20m Listens Ahead of 100th Anniversary


Unprecedented demand for Dr Lloyd-Jones’ sermon recordings on the Martyn Lloyd-Jones’ Trust’s 10th anniversary – a charitable trust that has made the late preacher’s transformative sermons available online for millions of believers – has led to the recordings being listened to almost 20 million times across the Trust’s websiteapp and YouTube channel.

Born in Cardiff, the doctor was one of the most influential preachers of the 20th century. Touted to be the next King’s physician, Dr Lloyd-Jones instead felt called to be a ‘physician of the soul’ and worked as the pastor of Westminster Chapel from 1939-1968 after ministering at Port Talbot for over a decade.

His ministry was based on clear and systematic teaching and preaching of the Bible which earned him nationwide recognition, and the respect and affection of many.

Greg Jones, President of Martyn Lloyd-Jones Trust (MLJTrust.org), said:

Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones was used mightily by God during his ministry and his recorded sermons are treasures for the church today. Many believers are unaware of the continued existence of these sermons. Our goal is to keep sharing them as widely as possible so that more people from across the world can hear the life-changing message of the forgiveness of sins through faith in Jesus Christ via Dr Lloyd-Jones’ sermons.

Founded in 2013, the Martyn Lloyd-Jones Trust was set up to digitize and distribute the sermons of the late minister (1899-1981) for free online. To mark its 10th anniversary, the Trust is working on a technical project in Dr Lloyd-Jones’ former home in Port Talbot to enhance and modernise the recordings of the doctor’s sermons from 1952.

Alistair Begg, Senior Pastor at Parkside Church in Cleveland, said:

Dr Lloyd-Jones was riveting to listen to, he didn’t carry people with the force of his personality, but with the force of his conviction. He was the embodiment of the belief that there was no greater privilege than to serve God, and that there was no ideal place to serve God, except the place he set you down. He was very clever, but his intellect did not intrude upon his preaching, his humility was the key to his sense of authority.

Also, Tim Keller, who died earlier this year, endorsed the ministry of Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones, saying: “Dr Lloyd-Jones’ preaching was based on deep reading and scholarship, yet it was accessible to everyone. It was close, instructive Bible exposition, yet it stirred the affections and changed the heart.”

As well as Martyn Lloyd-Jones Trust’s website (MLJTrust.org), the sermons – which include Dr Lloyd-Jones’ series on Spiritual Depression, expositional series on Ephesians, and his Magnum Opus series on Romans – can also be listened to for free on the MLJ Trust’s app and YouTube.

Written by: Matthew Anns

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