Wednesday, April 11, 2012

A Wonderful Gift for Free

"And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes."  (Ephesians 4:11-14 ESV)

It is not often that we are given gifts of great value for free. Our Father God, however, is most gracious and bestows upon us the greatest treasures out of His own bounty. The obvious treasure He gives which is of immeasurable value is Christ Himself and our own salvation through Him. This is not the end of God's generosity though. He also gives us many other gifts and one of them is teachers and preachers who He provides so that we may grow up into maturity in the faith.

One of the men whose preaching has been a tremendous gift of God to His Church is Dr. Martin Lloyd-Jones. If you are familiar with the work of Dr. Lloyd-Jones then you already know this. If you are not familiar with his ministry the best way to better understand his value is to listen to one of his sermons. Fortunately (praise God) that has just been made much easier to do. This morning at the Together for the Gospel Conference in Louisville KY it was announced that the substantial library of of his recorded sermons (over 1,600) are now available to be downloaded for free at (you just need to register)

I would encourage brothers and sisters who are looking for preaching material to listen to throughout the week to take advantage of this collection. I am confident that you will be blessed by it.

God Bless