Saturday, August 9, 2008

Lloyd-Jones' Book on Preaching Summarized

I've blogged before on my favorite book on the subject of preaching, Preaching and Preachers by Martyn Lloyd-Jones. Mark Jones provides a good chapter-by-chapter summary of this book on his blog, Thomas Goodwin. I especially like his statement concerning chapter two, "No Substitute":
Because man is a rebel and under the wrath of God, he needs to be told, through preaching, how he can be reconciled to God, and no other medium accomplishes this task like preaching. When we try other mediums like "preaching" morality without godliness, in trying to reach man, the results have the opposite effect and churches subsequently empty because there is no gospel basis.
A theology of preaching rather than a homiletics book, Preaching and Preachers is a must-read for ministers and theological students. Mark's summary is a good introduction to Lloyd-Jones' book.

HT:(James Grant)

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