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A Treasure Waiting to be Found

Monday, May 11, 2015 @ 2:49 PM
A Treasure Waiting to be Found Rusty Benson Associate Editor, AFA Journal MORE

Some folks are passionate sports fans. Others enjoy running or bicycling, following NASCAR, playing video games, reading, or woodworking. Me, I’m a self-confessed music nut. All kinds – well, almost – if done well, I can enjoy or, at least, appreciate. 

I’ve been an avid player and listener nearly all my life. My early morning routine often consists of walking the dog, then, while the coffee is brewing, sitting down at the piano to work on whatever song I’m learning. 

Sometimes I hang around Lowe’s Home Improvement Center a few extra minutes pretending to look at the nuts and bolts just to finish listening to a song playing on the public address system.   

Yesterday, a friend sent me a YouTube link of a performance by a wonderful singer that I was not familiar with. The guy has been around for over 40 years. How could I have missed him? What a treat – a whole catalog of new music to devour. 

I’m hoping you experience such a joyous discovery when you watch the new documentary, Logic on Fire, from American Family Studios. 

It’s a film about a medical doctor in Great Britain who became a minister. He first preached in a small church in Aberavon, Wales, and later at Westminster Chapel in London. 

Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones was his name. He is considered by many to be among the greatest preachers of the 20th century. To meet him for the first time through his sermons, books, and life is like finding a treasure. 

The name of the documentary, Logic on Fire, is a phrase that Dr. Lloyd-Jones used to describe his preaching. His approach was first to interpret a Scripture passage with great accuracy and reason (logic), and then powerfully to apply the text as the Holy Spirit made it come alive (on fire). 

If that sounds like a simple, unadorned methodology, it was. But it was a scriptural model in which God alone was honored and one that He used to change the lives of many men and women. 

The modern evangelical church has much to learn and emulate from the life and ministry of Dr. Lloyd-Jones. Logic on Fire awaits that discovery. 

A trailer of the film is available here. 

You can purchase the documentary at afastore.net. In addition to the documentary, the 3 DVDs include a remarkable amount of extra material on Dr. Lloyd-Jones’ life, plus a 126-page hardbound book of previously unpublished sermons, memorabilia, and photographs that were discovered while making the film.

 

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