CHRISTMAS AND THE UNHAPPY WORLD

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img-mlj-homeDr. 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 3:45 minute message Dr. D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones reflects on the world’s groping for happiness and why they never find it.

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Listen (3:45):

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Father, I desire that they also, whom You have given Me, be with Me where I am, so that they may see My glory which You have given Me, for You loved Me before the foundation of the world. O righteous Father, although the world has not known You, yet I have known You; and these have known that You sent Me;and I have made Your name known to them, and will make it known, so that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them.

John 17:24-26

Highlights:

  • The world is unhappy because it doesn’t know God
  • Once you know God, you don’t need anything else
  • It is impossible to understand man until you first know God

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

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One Comment on “CHRISTMAS AND THE UNHAPPY WORLD”

  1. LCS December 26, 2012 at 6:26 PM #

    Hi, i’ve really been a lurker around your site for a couple of months.

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