Conference Topics

While you are not limited to these suggestions, here are the kinds of conferences Dr. Lawson most frequently presents.

Most often Dr. Lawson is invited to preach in a local church setting. Having preached in pastoral settings for over 30 years, Dr. Lawson is most at home when he can open a passage of Scripture and exposit the passage to a congregation in a worship service.

General Conference Speaker
If you have a general Christian conference that you would like to invite Dr. Lawson to be a part of, please fill out the invitation form with the details of the conference and the assigned subject.

The Institute for Expository Preaching
For more information on The Institute for Expository Preaching please click here.

Church History Conference
Dr. Lawson has written extensively on figures throughout church history. Typically, these figures fit within a conference called “Men Who Rocked the World” and are separated into five groups. Dr. Lawson is happy to present these figures individually or in groups as outlined below. Normally, a one-hour time slot would be given for each church history figure. However, multiple talks can be given on one individual. In addition, these talks consist of PowerPoint presentations and conference attendee notebooks.

The Word-Centered Passion of the Reformers
Martin Luther
William Tyndale
John Calvin
John Knox

The God-Centered Pursuit of the Puritans
Samuel Rutherford
John Owen
John Bunyan
Matthew Henry

The Christ-Centered Passion of the Revivalists
George Whitefield
Jonathan Edwards
David Brainerd
John Davies

The Cross-Centered Purpose of the Victorians
William Carey
Robert Murray M’Cheyne
Charles Spurgeon
J. C. Ryle

The Gospel-Centered Priority of the Evangelicals
Martyn Lloyd-Jones
James Montgomery Boice
C. Sproul
John MacArthur

Preaching Conferences
Dr. Lawson holds many conferences on a wide variety of preaching topics, both in training men to preach and exploring the history of preaching. Topics include:

The Foundations of Preaching
The Mechanics of Preaching
The History of Preaching
Preaching the Psalms
Preaching the Old Testament
Preaching the Gospels
Preaching the Pastoral Epistles
The Preaching of Martin Luther
The Preaching of John Calvin
The Preaching of Jonathan Edwards
The Preaching of George Whitefield
The Preaching of Charles Spurgeon
The Preaching of Martyn Lloyd-Jones

The Doctrines of Grace
How does God love the world? Debates about Reformed theology and the Five Points of Calvinism almost always include the use of John 3:16 as a proof text against the Reformed position. Yet when we consider this famous verse in the context of John’s entire gospel, we see that the love of God that leads to salvation is reserved only for those whom the Father has given unto His Son. In this conference, Steven Lawson demonstrates that the gospel of John offers one of the clearest presentations of the doctrines of grace in all of Scripture, revealing that salvation is all of God from beginning to end. Topics include:

Radical Depravity
Sovereign Election
Definite Atonement
Irresistible Call
Preserving Grace

The New Birth
Christians often describe themselves as “born again.” While this phrase is familiar to many, people rarely explain what they mean when they use it. Unfortunately, talk of being “born again” often accompanies a man-centered understanding of salvation. In this conference, Dr. Lawson will examine what Jesus said about the new birth in John 3 in order to recover a biblical understanding of what happens when a person is born again. Topics include:

A Necessary Birth
A Supernatural Birth
A Scriptural Birth
An Instantaneous Birth
A Comprehensive Birth
A Cleansing Birth
A Sovereign Birth
A Monergistic Birth
A Promised Birth
A Saving Birth
A Transforming Birth
A Permanent Birth

The Attributes of God
Who does God say that He is? Misconceptions about God abound. But they do not have to. God has revealed His character in Scripture, illuminating the attributes that define Him. While we, being finite creatures, can never truly comprehend everything that God is, we should study what He Himself has said. In this conference Dr. Steven Lawson articulates a biblical understanding of divine attributes and explores how a right understanding of God can affect every aspect of our lives. Topics include:

The Aseity of God
The Spirituality of God
The Sovereignty of God
The Holiness of God
The Omnipresence of God
The Omniscience of God
The Omnipotence of God
The Immutability of God
The Truthfulness of God
The Wisdom of God
The Goodness of God
The Grace of God
The Love of God
The Foreknowledge of God
The Wrath of God