Today’s post by Brian Hedges is much needed in our day. Repentance isn’t viewed by many as the grace that it is. Friend, we need to see a healthy, gospel centered, grace filled view of repentance restored in our day! And that is why what we have below is a gift to us from Brian. I highly recommend Brian’s blog and books listed at the end of the post! Grab them and start reading!
I don’t personally know John Piper. I have read a lot of his books, listened to many sermons, but… I don’t know him. I have gained much from him over the years. Sometimes…. I pull him off the shelf, grab a coffee, and start reading or listening. I like to think of it as if I am sitting down with a friend. So why not grab a coffee with John Piper and the gospel today?
Typically, I plan to be posting on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays. But, given this weeks topic…. I can’t help it! I am creating a few extra posts this week in light of yesterdays post: What is the Gospel? Getting that question right is the most important thing we will do in this life!
Below is a favorite song of mine. It is one of the ways I preach the gospel to myself. It is both profound and yet so simple.
If you are on vacation and your destination is a cabin in the Smokey mountains you better have clear directions as to how to get there! I live in Florida, I am a flatlander! Which means….. many times my family has been lost in those mountains! Funny isn’t it – many people today intend to arrive, when their times comes, in heaven. But they have no idea how to get there! Continue reading What is the Gospel?
It’s Friday morning and that means it is time for me to introduce you to new and old friends that are making gospel connections. In todays post Bob Kauflin helps us to connect the gospel to worship and singing.
This post was previously posted by Bob on his blog: Worship Matters. The post was titled: Can singing about the gospel become rote?
Thank you Bob for allowing me to use of this post!
Deadly Gospel Disconnect #2: Knowing the Gospel Factually. Before reading today’s post, please take a minute and please read: “What’s A Gospel Disconnect”. This will help you better understand today’s post.
So, as you read in the last post, I am no electrician! But what if I was an electrician and what if I had electrical knowledge? What if I was a Master Electrician (Allen L, Tony L, Chad S, and Justin B….stop laughing!) and yet, I did not practice safety? Odd right? More than odd! Try…..STUPID! Continue reading What’s A Gospel Disconnect? (Part 2)
Before we dive into making Gospel Connections we need to look at two deadly gospel “disconnections”! My hope is that by first looking at the disconnections we will then be able to make good connections.
On Fridays I hope to introduce to you some friends who are making Gospel Connections. Today, meet Mike Bullmore Pastor of CrossWay Community Church in Bristol, WI. Mike’s sermon titled: The Functional Centrality of the Gospel has been a favorite of mine for quite a few years. I have listened and read this sermon a number of times and have benefited from it in so many ways. I am hopeful that Mike’s sermon will serve you in helping you understand further what I am driving at here on the Gospel Connections blog. So, grab a coffee and notepad, or download this and listen to it during your commute and…. enjoy!
As I mentioned in the previous post, there is a gospel resurgence in our day. And let me say loudly, I LOVE IT! This has given birth to many sermons, books, blogs, and more. It is a very good thing that the evangelical community preaches and writes to bring clarity as to: what the Gospel is! In our day, too many professing Christians are unable to communicate the gospel. Not necessarily because they are afraid to, but because they do not know the gospel. We need the true gospel, the gospel we read of in our Bibles. This is the gospel that men have died defending in days gone by and in our day as well. In our day, some well intentioned believers: water the gospel down to a statement such as….. God is love. And yes, God is definitely love! His Word tells us this much. But, God is MORE than love. (See post coming soon: What Is The Gospel?). It is my desire to help you to not only KNOW the gospel but also help you to live IN THE GOOD OF THE GOSPEL!! What does this mean?
Not another blog……! I begin this post by saying: “I don’t assume any of us needs another blog!” So, why am I starting a blog? The Gospel Connections blog has developed due to convictions I have largely gained from preaching God’s Word. I have had the incredible joy of preaching at Trinity Community Church for the past 17+ years. I love this church! And I love the community this church happens to reside. (Titusville, Florida)