Evangelistic Sermons at Aberavon

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9780851513621

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New Testament

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Jul 1, 1983

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1983

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‘I found these twenty-one sermons to be a tremendous example of gospel preaching. If you’re a preacher wanting to work on how to better preach the gospel from whatever text you might find yourself in, buy this book and study up.’ — JUSTIN BUZZARD

Book Description

Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones is most often remembered as the preacher of Westminster Chapel, London. But his ministry began far from the metropolis, in the industrial setting of Aberavon, South Wales. It was during this time that the sermons in this book were preached, and they show that from the outset of his ministry, Dr. Lloyd-Jones was an evangelistic preacher.

Dr. Lloyd-Jones was filled with concern that no one should mistake, as he had done in his younger days, nominal Christianity for the real experience of salvation. The sermons reveal great insight into the plight of humanity, and a compassion for the unconverted. They are reproduced here as examples of what gospel preaching ought to be, and in the conviction that they will speak again to the hearts and consciences of new generations.

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INTRODUCTION Viii
1: CHRISTIANITY — IMPOSSIBLE WITH MEN 1
‘And they were astonished out of measure, saying among themselves, Who then can be saved? And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.’ (Mark 10:26-27)
2: THE SAVIOUR OF THE WORLD 12
‘And many more believed because of his own word; and said unto the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy saying for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world.’ (John 4:41-42)
3: THE STRAIT GATE 23
‘Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them, Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.’ (Luke 13:23-24)
4: WHY MEN DISBELIEVE 39
‘How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?’ (John 5:44)
5: NO FREEDOM EXCEPT IN CHRIST 52
‘And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.’ (John 8:32)
6: MAN’S FUNDAMENTAL TROUBLE 65
‘And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.’ (John 3:19)
7: THE THOROUGHNESS OF THE GOSPEL 78
‘And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees.’ (Luke 3:9)
8: THE WEDDING GARMENT 90
‘And he saith unto him, Friend, how earnest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.’ (Matthew 22:12)
9: AWAY FROM JESUS OR WITH HIM 103
‘And they began to pray him to depart out of their coasts. And when he was come into the ship, he that had been possessed with the devil prayed him that he might be with him.’ (Mark 5:17-18)
10: REPENTANCE: THE GATE TO THE KINGDOM 117
‘But what think ye? A certain man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work today in my vineyard … ’ (Matthew 21:28-32)
11: WHY HOPES OF HEAVEN FAIL 134
‘Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper and bade many . . . ’ (Luke 14:16-24)
12: MISSING THE MARK 148
‘For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just man and an holy, and observed him; and when he heard him, he did many things, and heard him gladly.’ (Mark 6:20)
13: FALSE ASSUMPTIONS 162
‘But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went a day’s journey; and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance.’
14: TRUE AND FALSE RELIGION 174
‘When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he saith, I will return unto my house whence I came out . . . ’ (Luke 11:24-26)
15: THE WONDER OF THE GOSPEL 190
‘For with God nothing shall be impossible.’ (Luke 1:37)
16: DEVOTION TO CHRIST AND ITS SOURCE 205
‘And Jesus answering said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat to say unto thee . . . ’

‘And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.’ (Luke 7:40 & 50)

17: THE PARABLE OF THE PRODIGAL SON 222
‘And he said, A certain man had two sons: and the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And divided unto them his living . . . ’ (Luke 15:11-32)
18: JAIRUS – COMPLETE SALVATION 241
‘And, behold, there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and when he saw him he fell at his feet . . . ’ (Mark 5:22ff)
19: TRUE CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP 259
‘From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him. Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away? Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? Thou hast the words of eternal life.’ (John 6:66-68)
20: THE NARROWNESS OF THE GOSPEL 269
‘Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.’ (Matthew 7:13, 14)
21: WHAT WORLDLINESS FORGETS 280
‘And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man . . . ’ (Luke 17:26-30)

 

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  1. Andrew Young

    This book contains twenty-one sermons preached by Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones during the early years of his ministry in Port Talbot, South Wales, from 1927-38. The book is an excellent example of evangelistic preaching, especially when in these days, such preaching seems so hard to find. Subjects covered include the parable of the prodigal son, the wide and the narrow gate, the healing of Jairus’ daughter, and repentance (a sadly neglected subject in many of today’s churches).
    In each sermon Lloyd-Jones gets right to the heart of the matter. He deals with any false notions that people may have regarding the true Christian faith. He shows the hopeless situation that man finds himself in – a sinner, unable to make peace between himself and God by his own efforts. In fact, even the title of the first sermon in the book sums up this point. It is based on Mark 10:26-27 and is entitled ‘Christianity-Impossible with men.’
    He then goes on to show that the only hope for mankind lies in God’s Son, the Lord Jesus Christ and His death on the Cross for sinners. Each sermon stands out as being thoroughly Christ-centred and is a lesson that preachers today would do well to heed to. However, he does not simply present the facts. In each sermon he challenges the reader to repent of their sin and submit to Christ: “Believe on Him tonight and give yourself to His keeping” (p116).
    This is a book that is well worth having. Anyone involved with preaching today should study it carefully. Personally, I found that this and Dr Lloyd-Jones other book of evangelistic sermons from the Old Testament have helped me to sharpen up my own presentation of the Gospel message. Other Christians of all ages, should find it very helpful too.

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