CHRISTMAS AND THE CHRISTIAN

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D. Martyn 3Dr. David Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981) was a Welsh preacher and theologian.  In 1906 his family moved to Llangeitho, Cariganshire, where his parents joined the local Calvinistic Methodist church, established by Daniel Rowland during the eighteenth-century revival.

In 1916, Lloyd-Jones joined eighty-one other students, including his future wife, to study medicine at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London. He was a brilliant student and amassed a string of medical degrees.

Although Lloyd-Jones was an active church member, his profession of Christianity was nominal until his early twenties. Conscious of sin and guilt before God, he was converted and given a stronger sense of call to Christian ministry.

Lloyd-Jones refused to undertake formal theological training, regarding his medical background with its diagnostic approach as valuable preparation for preaching.  For Lloyd-Jones, preaching means delivering God’s message; therefore, it must be biblical, expository, and Christ-centered.

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In this 1:15 minute message Dr. D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones shares the blessing and importance of Christian fellowship.

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Listen (1:15):

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Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful; and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.

                                                                                                                            Hebrews 10: 23-25

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I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

                                                                                                                                 John 17:14

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Highlights:

  • Christians who attend worship service at Christmas are a very small, dwindling minority
  • It’s sad that the majority of churches are governed by the world and its ways
  • Churches jump at any excuse to avoid holding church services

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Official Site of D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones Trust, click here.

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