Item description for True Happiness: Psalms 1 and 107 (Lloyd-Jones, David Martyn. Wisdom from the Psalms.) by Martyn Lloyd-Jones...
Overview The purpose and the theme of the Psalms, as it is of the entire Bible, is to reflect on humanity's relationship with their Creator and what He has done for them and their salvation. Here Martyn Lloyd-Jones takes an in-depth look at two psalms that are sure to cause readers to pause and consider their own lives. Psalm 1 addresses our need for the elusive feeling of happiness and reveals the true secret for finding it. As readers understand God's righteousness and loving-kindness, they sing the song of the redeemed, which is the focus of Psalm 107. In these expository sermons on a life of happiness and praise, this renowned preacher applies his ability to faithfully bring forth God's Word while speaking directly to the hearts of listners. They are lessons that are as necessary today as they were decades ago, now available to a broad audience.
Publishers Description As is true of the entire Bible, the Psalms reflect on our relationship with the Creator and what He has done to save us. Here Martyn Lloyd-Jones takes an in-depth look at two specific Psalms that are sure to cause readers to pause and think about their own lives. In these expository sermons on Psalms 1 and 107, this renowned preacher unveils the secrets of happiness and praise, and once again faithfully brings forth God's Word while speaking directly to the hearts of readers.
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Studio: Crossway Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.51" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.52" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2001
Publisher Crossway Books/Good News
ISBN 158134287X ISBN13 9781581342871
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More About Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981), minister of Westminster Chapel in London for 30 years, was one of the foremost preachers of his day. His many books have brought profound spiritual encouragement to millions around the world.
Christopher Catherwood (PhD, University of East Anglia) is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society and member of both Churchill and St. Edmund's Colleges at Cambridge University. He was a fellow of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust in 2010 and medalist in 2014. Christopher lives in a village near Cambridge with his wife, Paulette.
Martyn Lloyd-Jones was born in 1899 and died in 1981.
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The Glorious Gospel in Two Happy Psalms Dec 13, 2007
If I had any reason to live in 1955, it is to attend the services at Westminster Chapel when Pastor Jones preached these sermons. To the best of my knowledge, nobody preached the gospel from Psalms as stunningly as he did. Psalms 1 and 107 are Biblical human psychology; a true, honest, unashamed, sober view of postlapsarian men, created to find their true happiness in living for and enjoying their Maker, yet plunged themselves into a fatal hopeless state of sin after the Fall; showing its ugly face in four symptoms described in Psalm 107; wandering, hungering, thirsting, fainting in the desert looking for a city of habitation, being bound in affliction and iron, being sick to the point of death, and being hammered mercilessly by the passions of the flesh and the storms of life.
Pastor Jones brilliantly correlates these symptoms to the examples in the life of the so-called modern men by drawing from their gloomy pathetic literary and academic work (e.g., Darwin, Byron, Henley and Russell) to demonstrate they are real. He then magnifies the sweetness of the glorious grace of God in Christ even more brilliantly according to the flow of both Psalms; the essence of the gospel, where God performs the greatest miracle of turning wilderness into standing water, dry ground into water spring representing the event of regeneration, shattering the gates of brass, breaking the bands of iron, sending forth his Word to heal and restore, calming the storm, satisfying and filling with goodness, and thus delivering from distress those who "cried unto the LORD in their trouble."
Don't miss this sober yet glorious and joyful preaching, and then, after you read it, join the chorus of the redeemed praising God, "O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! Amen."