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These nine sermons that were preached at the Pensacola Theological Institute in August 1969 have been made freely available here by the Martyn Lloyd-Jones Recordings Trust.   These messages were preached during ML-J’s last visit to the USA, a visit in which he also gave the lectures at Westminster Theological Seminary that were the basis for his book Preaching and Preachers.

As the description notes, Hurricane Camille was bearing down on the Gulf Coast as the series commenced.  Eventually, the storm made landfall to the west of Pensacola, with the Florida Panhandle escaping the brunt of the storm.  If memory serves, I recall reading that the power went out during one of the messages, but the Doctor went on, unabated.  During the course of his ministry at Westminster Chapel in London, he had preached through The Blitz, so I suppose by that point, he wasn’t easily fazed!

I haven’t listened to many Lloyd-Jones sermons in recent years, so I look forward to listening to these.

Note:  Earlier today, Dan Phillips brought out a very interesting point related to Dr. Lloyd-Jones preaching.

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We may as well realize at the outset that this chapter 6 is again a very searching one; indeed, we can go further and say that is a very painful one.  I sometimes think that it is one of the most uncomfortable chapters to read in the entire Scriptures.  It probes and examines and holds a mirror up before us, and it will not allow us to escape.  There is no chapter which is more calculated to promote self-humbling and humiliation than this particular one.  But thank God for it. The Christian should always be anxious to know himself. No other man truly wants to know himself. The natural man thinks he knows himself, and thereby reveals his basic trouble. He evades self-examination because to know one’s self is ultimately the most painful piece of knowledge that a man can ever acquire. And here is a chapter [Matthew 6] that brings us face to face with ourselves, and enables us to see ourselves exactly as we are. But I repeat, thank God for it, because it is only the man who has truly seen himself for what he is who is likely to fly to Christ, and to seek to be filled with the Spirit of God who alone can burn out of him the vestiges of self and everything that tends to mar his Christian life and living.

-D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Studies in the Sermon on the Mount

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