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Lecture 1: Mechanics of Expository Preaching - Dr. Steven Lawson

I pasted this video into my LJ blog to watch when I was in the mood. I have been watching bits and pieces of it off and on the last couple of days. I wonder if Dr. Lawson has not taken a professional view of the minister. What I mean is when we go back to the early days of the New Testament church what kind of people did God use to spread the message of the Bible/the Gospel. I think in someways Lawson unknowing restricts the ministry to men who rarely exist in the visible Church or in the history of the Christian church. For example just look at the twelve apostles the Lord chose to be His disciples/fishers of men. Or read the life of the apostle Paul set forth in his epistles. I wonder if even Dr. Lawson fits in every way his description of a gospel minister. I felt bad for the men sitting in that class, because I wonder how many them hearing Lawson's lecture decided to quit seminary and go back to where they came from. I wonder how a man from a Third World country would feel after hearing this lecture by Lawson.

I personally believe God uses weak and broken men to proclaim the glorious Gospel of Christ. I remember these words of the apostle Paul, "I was with you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling. And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God" 1 Corinth. 2:3-5.

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