Friday, August 17, 2007

Martyn Lloyd-Jones on Joy

My general impression is that most of our services are terribly depressing. I'm amazed that people still go to church. Most who go are female and over the age of forty. The note missing is this joy in the Holy Ghost. There is nothing in these services to make a stranger feel he is missing something by not being there. The main trouble with evangelicalism today is its lack of power. What do our people know of joy in the Holy Ghost? Without this joy in the Holy Ghost the situation in this country is hopeless.
Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones, cited in Greg Haslam, Preach the Word

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