Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Review:The Kind of Preaching God Blesses by:Steven Lawson

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About the Book:
In recent years Steven J. Lawson has been in demand nationwide as a speaker at major conferences, particularly those for pastors. The Kind of Preaching God Blesses is a powerful must-read for every minister who desires to preach God’s Word in a way that truly exalts the Lord and nourishes His people. 
In 1 Corinthians 2:1-9, the apostle Paul wrote about the keys to effective preaching. In this compact yet dynamic book, readers will learn about…
  • the priority of biblical preaching—an urgent call to every minister
  • the poverty of modern preaching—what is lacking in today’s pulpits
  • the preeminence of Christ in preaching—making Jesus the dominant theme
  • the power of the Spirit in preaching—replacing self-confidence with God-dependence
This is a passionate appeal to Christ-centered preaching—the kind that God blesses, the kind that brings real revival in people’s lives. Great for pastors, Bible teachers, and Christian students aspiring to a teaching ministry.
 Steven J. Lawson
About the Author:
Steven J. Lawson is the senior pastor of Christ Fellowship Baptist Church in Mobile, Alabama. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including the Long Line of Godly Men series. He also serves as Professor of Preaching at The Master’s Seminary and a Teaching Fellow at Ligonier Ministries and Visiting Professor in the Doctor of Ministry program at Ligonier Academy.

My Review:
 The senior pastor Steven J. Lawson of a Mobile, Alabama church has put together a very short read that contains his sermon message entitled The Kind of Preaching God Blesses all compressed into this book. He has preached on this sermon several times and was approached by the publisher to have it in print form for all of us to take part in. He speaks in his book about how the world has influenced the church so much that it is becoming a mirror image of it. So much so many churches all across the world are devoid of Christ. When in reality the Holy Spirit should lead each and everyone of these ministers to stand apart.

 I myself want a minister to stand before me, preach the gospel without worrying about it being a very popular subject among the congregation and above all deliver a message that is God infused with the Holy Spirit leading him. We all should want that. Judgement Day is right around the corner we need to all get everything situated with our lives and our walk before that day comes. In his book the author tells us that ministers should all follow the same apostolic pattern from Paul and to not reinvent it.

**Disclosure** This book was provided to me at no charge for my honest review from Harvest House Publishers.