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.
Steven Lawson has given us a thorough manual for preaching the Psalms, a very important book, which combines the devotional life with its emphasis on praise and prayer with the truths of the gospel. We would do well to read it carefully.
From the Foreword by Hughes Oliphant Old, Erskine Theological Seminary
Dr Steven J. Lawson is the Senior Pastor of Christ Fellowship Baptist Church in Mobile, Alabama, having served as a pastor in Arkansas and Alabama for over thirty years. He also serves as a Teaching Fellow with Ligonier Ministries, Orlando, Florida, where he lectures as a Visiting Professor in the Doctor of Ministry program at the Ligonier Academy.
Dr Lawson is a council member of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and also serves on the Board of Directors of The Master’s Seminary and College in Sun Valley, California, where he teaches in the Doctor of Ministry program at TMS on expository preaching. He has written eighteen books and contributed to several theological journals and magazines. Dr Lawson is a graduate of Texas Tech University (B.B.A.), Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M.), and Reformed Theological Seminary (D. Min.). He and his wife Anne have three sons, Andrew, James and John, and a daughter, Grace Anne.