Most people think that the Gospel is something that gets you saved and then you move on to bigger and better things – as if the Gospel was Christianity 101. This kind of thinking bears witness to a defective understanding of the Gospel. At our upcoming conference, The Power of the Gospel we will be explaining this in depth. In Romans 1:15-16 Paul makes it clear that the Gospel is for believers, not only unbelievers. Paul was eager to preach the Gospel to the church in Rome, because the people of God need to be nourished by it. And why do we need to be nourished by it? One reason is that everything is rooted in the Gospel. Everything – every category of doctrine, every command echoes back to the Gospel.
You cannot understand the doctrines and the commands the roles and relationshisp of the Bible clearly and deeply without a clear understanding of the Gospel. In this sense the Gospel makes everything else make more sense. It is the “rosetta stone” for every other command and pattern in the Bible. The Gospel is the center point of everything. As the center point, it explains and interprets everything else. Everything points to the Gospel and the Gospel points to everything.
One of the reasons it is critical for believers to continually consider the Gospel, is that they need a constant framework from which to understand everything. The Gospel clarifies everything. The Gospel sweetens everything. You cannot understand marriage, headship, submission, child raising, discipleship, work, preaching, church discipline or anything else unless you see how the Gospel calls for it and how it glorifies the Gospel.
One reason you should consider coming to the Power of the Gospe Conference, is that you will walk away with fresh eyes for all of life as well as a renewed understanding of everything that the Gospel commands, provides, produces and implies.
Power of the Gospel Conference Early Bird Pricing Expires August 31st! The Power of the Gospel Conference is only two months away. It's time to register and take advantage of early bird pricing. The Gospel’s Importance impossible to...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Paul Washer: "One day you will be exposed for what’s in your heart and all the manners and all the morality and all the historic virtue and classical living will not help you when you stand before God. Only the blood of Jesus Christ can...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
One of the greatest offenses of this age is to live differently. It seems so condemning, so judgmental. But what is Christianity without new life? Here is an excerpt from a letter John Calvin wrote to one of his friends in this regard: For in...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
We were all very grateful for what Jeff Pollard shared with us at the men's luncheon regarding what was burning in his soul. He first quoted 1 John 3:2: "Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
The Christian Post released an article entitled: 'Falsified' Authors Tackle 'Epidemic' of False Conversions in US Churches. Vince and Lori Williams have recently written a book that addresses the issue of the mass of false converts in the church...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Here is a webpage with multiple media types on the Gospel. It is loaded with audio and print articles by Charles Spurgeon, Joel Beeke, Paul Washer, John Calvin, John MacArthur, John Piper, and others explaining the Gospel.
When speaking of the beauty of the name of Jesus, Calvin quotes a statement from Bernard: The name of Jesus is not only light but also food; it is also oil, without which all food of the soul is dry...Read more.