August 2019: Lloyd-Jones, Spurgeon, and Bunyan

Beginning August 4, at our 4:00pm Sunday Afternoon Study, we will be reviewing the life and ministry of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones in a DVD series entitled Logic on Fire. All are welcome. Come and learn with us!

When Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899—1981) gave a series of lectures on the subject of preaching in 1969, he coined a phrase that became an emblematic description of his own ministry: “What is preaching?” he asked. “Logic on fire!” But what exactly does it mean, and how does it manifest?

Logic on Fire: The Life and Legacy of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones charts the story of this most remarkable man, widely considered to be one of the most influential preachers of the 20th century. Medically trained at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital in London, Lloyd-Jones shocked many when he announced he would leave medicine to become the pastor of a small church in Aberavon, Wales. He was eventually called to Westminster Chapel in central London, where he gained considerable national influence and international renown for his dynamic expository preaching.

More than simply a recounting of the man’s life, Logic on Fire examines Lloyd-Jones’ home life, his spiritual influences, the emphasis he brought to his two pastorates, the way he sought a union of “logic” and “fire” in preaching, as well as his continued relevance and influence in conservative evangelicalism today. Featuring interviews with his family, official biographer, and many close friends, as well as international ministers who have been influenced by the Doctor’s preaching, Logic on Fire emphasizes not only the need for clarity in preaching, tenderness in pastoring, and carefulness in worship, but also a humble dependence upon God to make the work of the ministry effective.

For more information, please visit the Logic on Fire website here.

 

 

Here is the intimate story of one of the greatest preachers in the history of the church. We follow him from his youth where, as a young preacher he is surprisingly called to minister in London and soon captures the love and respect of the nation. He goes on to become one of its most influential figures. This powerful, inspirational docu-drama faithfully recreates the times of C.H. Spurgeon and brings “the people’s preacher” to life as it follows his trials and triumphs with historical accuracy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Pilgrim’s Progress, by John Bunyan, is one of the most famous and influential works of English literature. Since its first publication in 1678, it has never been out of print and is reported to have sold more copies than any other book except for the Bible. But who was the man behind this great work?

This documentary reveals the story of John Bunyan’s life, his personal struggles, his triumphs, and his remarkable legacy. The uneducated son of a tinker, Bunyan survived the horrific English Civil War only to be jailed during an era of great religious persecution. From his jail cell Bunyan wrote his great allegory of the Christian life. Join us as we follow the well-trod path of John Bunyan from the “Slough of Despond” through the narrow gate and on to the “Celestial City.”

Verse of the Week

Lamentations 5:16
“The crown has fallen from our head. Woe to us, for we have sinned!”

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