Famine in the Land: A Passionate Call For Expository Preaching
: Is your congregation starving? There's a spiritual famine in the land-a shortage of faithful preaching leaving those in the pews dangerously undernourished. We need people today who will preach like the prophets and apostles did, proclaiming...
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Is your congregation starving?
There's a spiritual famine in the land-a shortage of faithful preaching leaving those in the pews dangerously undernourished.
We need people today who will preach like the prophets and apostles did, proclaiming the word of God with courage and conviction. Famine in the Land, a compilation and adaptation of four powerful journal articles by Steven Lawson, makes a biblically-grounded argument for the desperate importance of expository preaching.
Whether you preach to 3,000 or 30 this book will embolden you to:
revere the glorious, painful, historical call of preaching dig deep in your study of God's word speak and live with uncompromising conviction
This is an indispensable resource for any church leader who wants to see lives changed through preaching.
Dr. Steven J. Lawson is President and founder of OnePassion Ministries, which is designed to equip biblical expositors to bring about a new reformation in the church. Dr. Lawson hosts The Institute for Expository Preaching in cities around the world. He is also a Teaching Fellow for Ligonier Ministries, where he serves on its board. Moreover, he is Professor of Preaching and oversees the Doctor of Ministry program at The Master's Seminary, where he also serves on the board. Further, Dr. Lawson serves as the Executive Editor for Expositor Magazine published by OnePassion Ministries.
Dr. Lawson has served as a pastor for over three decades in Arkansas and Alabama. Most recently, he was senior pastor of Christ Fellowship Baptist Church in Mobile, Alabama. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University (BBA), Dallas Theological Seminary (ThM), and Reformed Theological Seminary (DMin).
Dr. Lawson is the author of twenty four books, including The Passionate Preaching of Martyn Lloyd-Jones, The Daring Mission of William Tyndale, The Kind of Preaching God Blesses, The Heroic Boldness of Martin Luther, The Gospel Focus of Charles Spurgeon, Foundations of Grace, Pillars of Grace, Famine in the Land, 'Psalms' volumes 1 and 2 and 'Job' in the Holman Old Testament Commentary Series. He is the series editor for The Long Line of Godly Men series with Reformation Trust.
Dr. Lawson's preaching ministry takes him around the world, Likewise, he speaks at conferences throughout the United States, including Shepherds' Conference and Ligonier Ministries National and Regional Conferences.
Dr. Lawson and his wife, Anne, have three sons, Andrew, James, and John, and a daughter, Grace Anne.
- :<div>introduction: Days Of Drought1. Feast Or Famine?: The Priority Of Biblical Preaching2. The Need Of The Hour: The Power Of Biblical Preaching3. Bring The Book!: The Pattern Of Biblical Preaching4. No Higher Calling: The Passion Of Biblical Preaching</div>
Throughout church history, preachers who have left a lasting impact on the church have known that, in the words of Michael Horton, "the regular proclamation of Christ through the close exposition of Scripture is more relevant in creating a worshiping and serving community than political causes, moral crusades and entertaining services. In many evangelical churches, however, the centrality of biblical exposition is being demoted to second-class status. In a strange twist, the preaching of the Cross is now foolishness, not only to the world, but also to the contemporary church. The result has been a famine of biblical preaching in our land.