The Law in Gospel Preaching – Steven J. Lawson

Psalm 33:18

Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him,
On those who hope in His mercy

Acts 9:31

Then the churches throughout all Judea, Galilee, and Samaria had peace and were edified. And walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, they were multiplied



“Step into the average church these days and you will likely see that the services are designed more to remove the fear of God than to promote it.”

Steven J. Lawson, Made In Our Image: What Shall We Do With A User-Friendly God?

Dr. Lawson is founder and President of OnePassion Ministries, a ministry designed to equip biblical expositors to bring about a new reformation. He has served as a pastor for thirty-four years in Arkansas and Alabama, most recently as senior pastor of Christ Fellowship Baptist Church in Mobile, Alabama.

HT: Sherry, The History and Theology of Calvinism


The Law in Gospel Preaching – Martin Lloyd-Jones

Galatians 3

21 Is the law then against the promises of God? Certainly not! For if there had been a law given which could have given life, truly righteousness would have been by the law. 22 But the Scripture has confined all under sin, that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe. 23 But before faith came, we were kept under guard by the law, kept for the faith which would afterward be revealed. 24 Therefore the law was our tutor to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith. 


“Evangelism must start with the holiness of God, the sinfulness of man, the demands of the law, and the eternal consequences of evil.”

Dr. D. Martin Lloyd-Jones, Studies in the Sermon on the Mount, p. 235.

David Martyn Lloyd-Jones (20 December 1899 – 1 March 1981) was a Welsh Protestant minister, preacher and medical doctor who was influential in the Reformed wing of the British evangelical movement in the 20th century. For almost 30 years, he was the minister of Westminster Chapel in London.

“Meet Dr. Lloyd-Jones,” The MLJ Trust

(The page also contains two interviews with him and his documentary on George Whitefield.)

HT: Sherry, The History and Theology of Calvinism