Martyn Lloyd-Jones has been hands down the most influential dead guy that I have listened to and studied. He is straightforward, an incredibly clear thinker and overwhelmingly British. Even though Lloyd-Jones is dead, he isn’t all that ancient, and many (most) of his teaching is available online.
Lloyd-Jones understood the gospel in a time and place in history that, well, didn’t. Post-war England was on the cusp of the European secularization, being fought predominantly by some conservative religion. Like in most all societies the masses are either irreligious or religious, with a few good gospel preachers cutting the mold and shaking things up. Lloyd-Jones was obsessed with the gospel of grace in a way that predates him; bringing up thoughts of Luther, the Puritians, Augustine and the like. All the while at the same time being ahead of his time; speaking just as relevant to a 21st American as to a 20th century Brit, in need of the same gospel.
This lecture, entitled The Gospel of God was given on November 4th, 1955 on Romans 1:1 covers |
- The significance of the word ‘gospel’.
- The greatest good news we have heard.
- The gospel of God in three persons.
- The primacy of the Father.
- The limitations of apologetics