MLJ Monday – The Doctor Changes His Mind

In the Preface to Great Doctrines of the Bible, the editors note that after World War II, Lloyd-Jones held discussion meetings at Westminster Chapel in London on Friday evenings to talk about practical issues in the Christian life. Because many people began asking him questions about biblical doctrines, the Doctor began a series of lectures on those subjects, which began in 1952 and lasted into 1955. This series of lectures eventually were published as part of Great Doctrines of the Bible.In our … [Read more...]

MARTYN LLOYD-JONES ROUND-UP

Martyn Lloyd-Jones was unquestionably the world's greatest English-speaking Christian teacher of the last century. It is essential that we continue to learn and benefit from this gift of God to the whole church.Loved by charismatics and cessationists alike, even at the height of the tensions felt in the 1960's and 1970's, "The Doctor" as he is affectionately known to this day, requires your attention.Here on this blog we give space every Monday for "MLJ Monday". Read the following posts, which … [Read more...]

MLJ Monday – Were Tongues in Acts and 1 Corinthians BOTH Unintelligible?

In the excerpt I am quoting today, Martyn Lloyd-Jones weighs in on the current discussion regarding the gift of tongues. He attempts to answer the question, "Is there a discrepancy between the tongues described in the book of Acts and those referred to by Paul in 1 Corinthians?" Now clearly the Doctor's view contained in this post, if totally correct, seems to cause some problems for BOTH my position AND Dan's. But I will, for now, allow him to simply speak for himself without trying to fully … [Read more...]

TOAM – Session 4 – 2 Corinthians 3 by Rob Rufus

Once again a fabulous time of worship. I was powerfully touched as we sang the song, "The spirit of the sovereign Lord is upon you . . ."Rob began his messge by explaining that he had been told by God that he was to come to this conference three days BEFORE Terry called him. This came to him as confirmation that an outpouring of the miraculous is coming to the UK. He felt that the weight of God's glory is coming.Rob based his talk on 2 Corinthians 3, where God tells us of a new covenant that is … [Read more...]

Blogging the Gifts – Miracles

"To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the ability to distinguish between spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. All these are … [Read more...]

Blogging the Gifts – Healing, Part Two

In my last post on healing, I spoke of its relationship with faith. As an example of a faith-filled sermon on healing I cannot recommend anything better than my pastor's talk last weekend, "He Healed Them All". Following the meeting we had a large number of people respond, largely for "emotional healing", and the impact of the powerful prayer time that ensued will be felt for some time, I am sure!What can I say about the gifts of healing? Well, the first is to say that it is a plural, and I … [Read more...]

Blogging the Gifts – Healing, Part One

In my previous post in this series on 1 Cor 12, I blogged about the gift of faith. Actually, these spiritual gifts do in fact overlap, and I want to give you a good example of that with regards to the gifts of healing. I suspect I will need to spend more than one post on healing, but what I want to speak about today is how healings and faith are obviously entwined.One of the strange aspects of the gift of faith is how God often gives us a supernatural confidence about future events. So, for … [Read more...]

Blogging the Gifts – Faith

"To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the ability to distinguish between spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. All these are … [Read more...]

Doctor Martyn Lloyd-Jones Monday – Sealing of the Spirit: Experiences and Gifts

Today we return to Lloyd-Jones exposition of Ephesians 1:13 and his examination of true and counterfeit experiences associated with the sealing of the Spirit. To begin with, the Doctor makes the following clarification: There is a sense in which I, for my part, am not concerned about the terminology with regard to sealing with the Spirit or baptism with the Spirit. To me it is very regrettable that many are so much concerned about the terminology, and especially about the word baptism, that they … [Read more...]

MLJ Monday: Sealed with the Spirit-Part 3

'In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise. (Ephesians 1:13)* * * * * * *First, let's summarize the points Lloyd-Jones has made in our previous posts:(1) One cannot be a Christian unless the Holy Spirit is in him. (1 Corinthians 12:3, Romans 8:9).(2) Sealing means that which authenticates us as sons of God. (It doesn't make us sons.)(3) Sealing goes beyond our … [Read more...]


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