Hansen challenges Christians from various “camps” to view their differences as opportunities to more effectively engage a needy world with the love of Christ. The book lays the foundation for a new generation of Christians eager to cultivate a courageous, compassionate, and commissioned church.
This entertaining book connects the dots between the stories we tell and the one great Story—helping us better understand the longings of the human heart and thoughtfully engage with the movies and TV shows that capture our imaginations.
In this collection of biblical expositions, eight prominent Bible teachers explore key passages in which God displayed himself in a spectacular revelation.
The church in America is losing ground. Unfortunately, our efforts to reverse this trend often seem to do more harm than good. Forster explains how the church lost its culture-shaping voice and what Christians can do to turn things around.
A book that charts a new political future not just for civic-minded Christians and "values voters," but for the nation as a whole.
D. A. Carson, Tim Keller, Kevin DeYoung, and other influential leaders have created this volume to defend the gospel and to strengthen the church.
Eight prominent evangelical pastors and scholars demonstrate what it looks like to preach Christ from the Old Testament in this collection of expositions of various Old Testament texts.
Stemming from TGC’s 2009 National Conference and edited by D. A. Carson, this book explores the great responsibility of being entrusted with the gospel. Through six sermons expositing 2 Timothy, Piper, Ryken, Driscoll, Copeland, Chapell, and Duncan model faithful preaching rooted in Scripture.
DeYoung and other key 20- and 30-something evangelical Christian leaders assert the stability, relevance, and necessity of Christian orthodoxy today. This book introduces young, new, and under-discipled Christians to the most essential and basic issues of faith in general and of evangelicalism in particular.
In this basic introduction to faith, Carson takes seekers, new Christians, and small groups through the big story of Scripture. The DVD and companion leader's guide helps evangelistic study groups, small groups, and Sunday school classes make the best use of this book in group settings.
Leader Kit for the Outreach track of Gospel Shaped Church from The Gospel Coalition, exploring what it means to be a community focused on mission.
Leader Kit for the Worship track of Gospel Shaped Church from The Gospel Coalition, exploring how a church should be a worshiping community.
Luke brings the gospel of Jesus from the outside in. From start to finish he depicts Jesus as accessible to the unknowns, the outcast, the lost, and the hopeless. (12 sessions)
Taking a close look at the Book of Nehemiah, this study opens a window into the dramatic story of God's people sustained by God's Word that points groups to God's sovereign plan to work through his people. (8 sessions)
What does it mean to be a citizen of the kingdom? Matthew's Gospel contains Jesus' longest recorded message—a sermon given to his disciples early in his ministry to articulate what the life of a Christ follower would look like. (9 sessions)
Leads group members into the Epistles to see what Paul taught in his “school of prayer," exposing us to priorities of prayer, a God-centered framework for prayer, and practices for a more dynamic and meaningful prayer life. (8 sessions)
Bible tells us that "Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners" (1 Tim. 1:15). That is good news. That's the gospel. Chapell provides a summary of the biblical gospel: What God requires, he provides; what God provides, he perfects; and whom God perfects, he uses.
Though we must make effort in our growth in godliness, the Spirit empowers through and through. The Bible is not a cheap infomercial telling us to change and then serving as an enthusiastic cheerleader: "You can do it!" We have a new strength at work by the Spirit. We can, by that same Spirit, begin to share in the qualities that are characteristic of God himself.
Christians find joy in knowing that God's plan will lead to the greatest possible display of his glory and the greatest possible joy for his people. We can be confident, Smith explains, that God knows exactly what he is doing.
The Bible's message promotes not self-mastery but the authority of grace. Authority belongs in the first place to God and his gracious self-donation to us. Scripture introduces the undisputed reality of the authority of God, his Word, and of revealed truth. God's kingship is one of the central themes in all of Scripture.
It is only when we recognize how desperate our situation is from the legal standpoint that we can begin to understand the biblical doctrine of justification. Justification is central to the Christian gospel because it answers the fundamental question: How can a sinful human being be righteous before a holy God?
God made the universe to display his glory, but is not for any lack on God's part, as though he needed anything. Rather, he desires to give generously from the greatness of his being.
Gospel-centered ministry is biblically mandated. It is the only kind of ministry that addresses human need as God sees it, reaches out in unbroken lines to other centuries and cultures, and makes central what Jesus himself establishes as central.
One of the most offensive doctrines in our day is the Bible's teaching on the uniqueness of Jesus as the way to eternal life. And yet, the one who has discovered God's love in the redeeming work of Christ is actually not shocked that God has provided only one way to be saved; rather, he's increasingly amazed that God provided any way at all.
To many, the doctrine of the church is peripheral compared to other more weighty doctrines. But Savage wants us to see otherwise. The church of Jesus Christ is the locus of God's plan for creation.
Christians may fall into either error: assigning too little or too much importance to baptism and the Lord's Supper. In doing so, we risk losing the beauty and richness of commands Jesus himself instituted and Christian churches have celebrated for nearly 2,000 years.
Based on what God achieved in the life, death, and resurrection of his Son, Storms explains our confident expectation for God's eternal purposes.
All of Scripture has been born of great divine initiative. In this sense, the gospel is a cause of biblical revelation. While Scripture itself is not the gospel, all Scripture is related to the gospel, and the gospel is Scripture's reason for being.
What exactly is wrong with the human race? Why does evil exist? Andrews explains the effects of sin and the fall on the human race. Sin has the capacity to destroy, so we must detest it.
Phillips presents a stance toward the knowledge of truth that reflects the core beliefs of our gospel faith and validates our experience as Christian believers.