Welcome to the 106th episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today’s episode, Dave Jenkins interviews Jonathan Leeman about his book Word-Centered Church: How Scripture Brings Life and Growth to God’s People (Moody, 2017).

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • How Jonathan fights for the sufficiency of God’s Word in his own life.
  • The unique power of the Word in the Christian life and ministry.
  • God’s Word as an extension of His identity, purposes, affections, and power.
  • The delight and duty of daily reading God’s Word.
  • What Pastors and ministry leaders can do about the growing problem of biblical illiteracy.
  • The dangers of de-centering Scripture in the church.
  • The need for pastors to continue to grow in grace.
  • A Word-centered sermon.

About the Guest:

JONATHAN LEEMAN is the editorial director of 9Marks, which involves him in editing the 9Marks series of books as well as the 9Marks Journal. He has written a number of books on the church, including Reverberation, and he teaches theology at several seminaries. Jonathan lives with his wife and four daughters in a suburb of Washington, DC and serves as an elder at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington. You can learn more about him and his writing at www.9Marks.org.

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