Famine in the Land
True expository preaching is the greatest need of the contemporary church. Steven Lawson understands how important it is to feed God's people from His Word. He's concerned that what started as a genuine attempt to attract a broader hearing by...
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True expository preaching is the greatest need of the contemporary church. Steven Lawson understands how important it is to feed God's people from His Word. He's concerned that what started as a genuine attempt to attract a broader hearing by moving away from Scripture, has grown into a crisis in the church. He is convinced that we must return to expository preaching, "the man of God opening the Word of God and expounding its truths so that the voice of God may be heard, the glory of God seen, and the will of God obeyed." Lawson calls the Church back to Scripture . . . to restore its commitment to let God's own words speak.^HIGHLIGHTS- Concise, yet rich volume comprised of four expository studies of key Old and New Testament passages on the role and power of preaching.
As the church is called upon to meet the unique needs of the emerging post-modern culture, the pressure to create bottom line results has led many ministries to sacrifice the centrality of biblical preaching on the altar of human pragmatism. Many churches today have traded the pulpit for a stage--a venue for church-growth techniques and vaudeville-like pageantries. The result is a malnourished community starved for truth. Spiritual famine has hit the land. Steve Lawson calls God's people back to a passionate commitment to proclaim the Word of God. The peril is too great to ignore. Forward by John MacArthur Jr. Dedicated to James Montgomery Boice Introduction: Days of drought Feast or Famine? The Priority of Biblical Preaching The Need of the Hour: The Power of Biblical Preaching Bring the Book! The Pattern of Biblical Preaching No Higher Calling: The Passion of Biblical Preaching Index of Scripture
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 Drought<br><br>1. Feast Or Famine?: The Priority Of Biblical Preaching<br><br>2. The Need Of The Hour: The Power Of Biblical Preaching<br><br>3. Bring The Book!: The Pattern Of Biblical Preaching<br><br>4. 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.