Archive for July 13th, 2009
Yesterday at Second Mile we kicked off a new series on Core Values with a message on Gospel-Centeredness. It was great to see a number of people wrestling with the reality that the gospel is not just the A-B-C’s but the A-to-Z of the Christian life. This is by far the most powerful truth that has gripped me over these last few years, and I’m excited about how it is taking root in our church family.
Thankfully, there are an abundance of great resources that will help you go deeper into your understanding of the gospel. I’ve listed a number of them below.
- The Gospel: A User’s Guide (Tim Keller)
- The Centrality of the Gospel (Tim Keller)
- True Spirituality: The Transforming Power of the Gospel (Steve Childers)
- The Gospel Coalition Foundational Statements
- How the Cross Converts Us (Tim Keller)
- How the Cross Changes Us (Tim Keller)
- Boasting Only in the Cross (John Piper)
- The Gospel (Tim Keller)
- The Gospel and Yourself (Tim Keller)
- The Cross-Centered Life (CJ Mahaney) — This was the book I mentioned yesterday. It’s short and amazing. Every person should read it.
- A Gospel Primer for Christians: Learning to See the Glories of God’s Love (Milton Vincent) — I read this short book from cover to cover on Saturday night and was richly blessed as I read the 31 benefits of the gospel and began to remember those blessings. What a great feast on the gospel!
- The Gospel for Real Life (Jerry Bridges) — This is a practical guide on how to “preach the gospel to yourself every day.”
- The Prodigal God (Tim Keller) — This demonstrates that the gospel is for both religious and irreligious people.