30 Years Ago Today...
On March 1, 1981, perhaps the greatest preacher of the 20th Century, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones went on to his eternal reward in heaven.
My own father, Rev. Redvers J. Samson, was a great Baptist preacher, and he had two favorite preachers. One was Dr. G. Campbell Morgan (1863-1945), and the other was Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, the man known affectionately as "the Dr." Both men were remarkably gifted Bible expositors. Of the two, I think Dr. Martyn Lloyd Jones might have been number one in my Dad's eyes, perhaps because he was a fellow Welshman.
When I entered into the ministry, 24 years ago, my father gave me an outstanding gift, namely Dr. Lloyd-Jones' outstanding multi-volume sets of commentaries on Romans and Ephesians. At the time, I did not fully grasp their true value, but over time, I have come to see them as a magnificent biblical resource. To this day, they continue to bless and enrich my life and ministry.
Here is a rare television interview of "the Dr" as he explains why he left a successful medical practice to pursue the call to the ministry. - JS