Preaching the Psalms: Unlocking the Unsearchable Riches of David's Treasury
How many preachers know how to preach the Psalms? It must be admitted that noticeable differences exist between the Psalms and the narrative sections of the Scripture. Further, obvious distinctives exist between the Psalms and the four Gospel accounts, as...
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How many preachers know how to preach the Psalms? It must be admitted that noticeable differences exist between the Psalms and the narrative sections of the Scripture. Further, obvious distinctives exist between the Psalms and the four Gospel accounts, as well as between the New Testament epistles. These literary variations pose real challenges to every expositor. As a result, the Psalms, tragically, remain a neglected book in many pulpits. That is to say, the book of Psalms is often read, but rarely exposited. Therefore, this book is an attempt to help provide a helpful key to unlock the inexhaustible riches of this vast storehouse of truths that Spurgeon once called "the treasury of David." Steven Lawson's ministry is widely appreciated and his preaching and books are a blessing to the church in a time of great need. The focus of Dr Lawson's ministry is the verse-by-verse exposition of God's Word. His writing includes passionate pleas for more expository preaching and he has shown how John Calvin stands as a great example of such a preacher.Dr Lawson has also written a two-volume commentary on the Psalms and in this latest book he shows preachers how to develop Christ-centered expository messages from the great hymn book of the people of God. Pastors, elders, lay preachers - all who love preaching and love the Psalms will find this book invaluable.
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.