Books

Clarifying the Gospel

As I promised Sunday evening during the Q & A session following the message on "The Gospel-Spreading Community" and evangelism, here are a couple of resources to help you in clarifying the content of the Gospel.

1. Tim Keller's excellent message on Preaching the Gospel. (Right click and go to "Save As . . ." to download the file).

2. The Story of His Glory, a lengthy "tract" I wrote in an attempt to answer both the "what" and "how" questions of the Gospel.

3. Living the Cross-centered Life, by C. J. Mahaney - an excellent and practical little book on how the Gospel impacts daily life. Mahaney is especially helpful on the meaning of the cross, although I wish there was a little more about the narrative framework of the Gospel (Creation-Fall-Redemption-New Creation).

4. And as a bonus (I said nothing of this Sunday night!) for you
non-readers - and everyone else, too! - you should purchase and listen to often Songs for the Cross-centered Life, a Sovereign Grace Music CD with some of the best Gospel-centered songs ever written (including many we sing at Fulkerson Park, such as Before the Throne of God, I Will Glory in My Redeemer, Alas and Did My Savior Bleed, and one we're going to learn this Sunday, The Gospel Song). You can buy the CD here, or just purchase individual songs for download. You can also download lead sheets and listen to demos of various songs. This is really, really powerful music for worship. Check it out.

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