Monday, August 25, 2008


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DR. STEVEN J. LAWSON, the senior pastor of Christ Fellowship Baptist Church in Mobile, Alabama, will address the theme of his latest book: "FOUNDATIONS OF GRACE: A Long Line of Godly Men."

In this first volume, Dr. Steven J. Lawson begins a projected five-volume series that traces the unbroken line of men who have taught the truths of God's sovereign grace throughout history.

Volume one is devoted to the biblical writers as well as to the Lord Jesus Christ. As Dr. Lawson shows, seven key doctrines emerge repeatedly throughout the Bible — divine election and divine reprobation, as well as the doctrines of grace. Beginning with Genesis and continuing through Revelation, Dr. Lawson demonstrates God's sovereignty in the administration of His saving grace.

Prominent Christian leaders give "FOUNDATIONS OF GRACE" glowing endorsements:

"Dr. Steve Lawson is one of the most committed and capable biblical expositors of this generation. The intensity and clarity of his commitment to biblical preaching—to true expository preaching—is the hallmark of his ministry. Beyond this, Steve Lawson understands that the text of the Bible presents a consistent witness to God's sovereignty and the panoramic display of God's glory. All this is evident in his preaching ministry and in his writing ministry as well. Dr. Lawson is a remarkable man driven by a remarkable passion."— R. Albert Mohler, Jr., President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

“Faithful pastor Steve Lawson, in Foundations of Grace, traverses the rich and varied terrain of the Bible to introduce you to the one true God and his sovereign saving love from the whole of Scripture, in ways that you may never have fully appreciated before. The doctrines of grace and the sovereignty of God are joy-giving, life-changing, Christ-exalting, God-glorifying, missions-motivating, evangelism-encouraging, and discipleship-promoting truths. If you think that the teaching of God’s sovereignty in sinners’ salvation is a man-made idea, you’ll think again after you’ve walked through the Bible with Dr. Lawson. But beware, this truth, when understood and embraced, is soul-transforming, heart-animating, and life-altering. Dr. Lawson himself is a man changed by this truth. He has boldly and bravely and gladly proclaimed it, at great personal cost, but much to the glory of God, the good of the church, and the joy of sinners who have been found by the amazing grace of God. Prepare to delight in the lovingkindness of the Lord, which lasts forever!"— J. Ligon Duncan III, PhD, Senior Minister, First Presbyterian Church, Jackson, Mississippi, Adjunct Professor, Reformed Theological Seminary, President, Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals

“We live in an age in which the church has once again fallen under Martin Luther’s sharp critique of his contemporary, Erasmus: “Your God is too man-like. . . . Let God be God!” Gripped in mind and heart by the twin truths of God’s total sovereignty and His amazing grace, Steve Lawson compellingly traces these themes from the beginning to the end of Scripture. There is no better way than this to learn theology, and no other way to learn to hold the truth of Scripture with the balance of Scripture and in the spirit of Scripture. Foundations of Grace shows, in a multitude of ways, that the Scriptures are useful “for teaching, reproof, correction, and training in righteousness.” May it help the contemporary church to rediscover that glorious divine quadrivium!” — Dr. Sinclair B. Ferguson, Senior pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, S.C.

“The doctrines of grace are often misunderstood and mischaracterized. This helpful new book explains them thoughtfully and well. May God use it for His glory and others’ good.”— Dr. D. James Kennedy, Senior minister, Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

“Steven Lawson clearly and comprehensively lays the scriptural groundwork for the doctrines of grace.”— Dr. John MacArthur, Pastor-teacher, Grace Community Church, Sun Valley, Calif. (from his foreword)

“As Dr. Steve Lawson’s reconnaissance of this matter so clearly shows, God’s sovereignty is manifest throughout sacred Scripture. . . . When you finish reading this book, I would wonder and worry if you continue to persist in denying the full measure of God’s sovereignty in our salvation. Dr. Lawson has shown so clearly and conclusively that salvation is of the Lord and of His sovereign grace that he dusted off the spot where the opponents of this doctrine once stood. I, for one, am grateful for this labor of love, and for the elucidation and hope that those who read it will take to heart.”— Dr. R.C. Sproul, Minister of preaching and teaching, Saint Andrew’s Chapel, Sanford, Fla. (from his afterword)

In addition to his pastoral duties at Christ Fellowship Baptist Church in Mobile, Alabama, Dr. Lawson serves on the board of directors of The Master's College and on the ministerial board for Reformed Theological Seminary and teaches with Dr. John MacArthur at the Expositor's Institute. Dr. Lawson has written numerous books, including "The Expository Genius of John Calvin" and "Famine in the Land: A Passionate Call for Expository Preaching."

You can listen to free downloadable MP3s of two previous interviews with Dr. Lawson on John Calvin here and here.

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