Saturday, September 01, 2007

David Martyn Lloyd-Jones: Edwards for Preachers?

"I can simply testify that in my experience the help that I derived in my early years in the ministry from reading the sermons of Jonathan Edwards was immeasurable. And, of course not only his sermons, but also his account of that Great Awakening, that great religious Revival that took place in America in the eighteenth century, and his great The Religious Affections. All that was invaluable because Edwards was an expert in dealing with the states and conditions of the soul. He dealt in a very practical manner with problems arising in a pastoral ministry among people who were passing through the various phases of spiritual experience. This is invaluable to the preacher."

D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Preaching and Preachers (Hodder & Stoughton, 1971) 176.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tim Keller during his address at Gospel Coalition 2006 makes favourable reference to both Edwards' and Lloyd-Jones' preaching and its influence upon him.

8:16 am  
Blogger matt said...

Another quote from "The Doc": “Indeed I am tempted perhaps foolishly to compare the Puritans to the Alps….Luther and Calvin to the Himalayas, and Jonathan Edwards to Mount Everest.”

-Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

6:06 pm  

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