The task which I have set myself in this lecture is to focus and explicate a belief which, by and large, is a distinguishing mark of the word-wide evangelical fraternity: namely, the belief that the cross had the character of penal substitution, and that it was in virtue of this fact that it brought salvation to mankind.
The entire storyline of Scripture, the history of redemption, is the story of God providing substitutes for his people to cover their shame and bear the judgment they deserved so that they might be accepted by him.
In our personal evangelism, to what degree should we explain PSA as we seek to make sense of the bloody cross, the vanguard of our Christian gospel?
From the bruised heel of Genesis 3:15 to the reigning lamb of Revelation 22:1, the Bible is a redemptive story of a crucified messiah who brings the kingdom through his atoning death on the cross.
It is only in viewing Christ as our penal substitute that we truly understand the depth of God’s holy love for us, the horrendous nature of our sin before God, and the glory of our substitute—Jesus Christ our Lord.
20 quotes from It Is Well, a book by Mark Dever & Michael Lawrence.
If you believe God is totally sovereign in conversion, then that should affect your philosophy of ministry—how you preach, how you evangelize, and even how you structure your membership process.
You Found Me provides some healthy directives to churches which have grown stagnant in their evangelism. His book also left me with several important questions for Richardson that discerning readers need to consider.
Switzerland was once the birthplace of the Reformation. But what happens when we trade this legacy for liberalism? Swiss church leader Christian Schmidt explains.
When Mack Stiles became the pastor of a church in Iraq, he decided to preach through the entire book of 1 Corinthians. Here, he explains the value of expositional preaching in an international context.
Elliot Clark’s book is a gift to Christians tempted to feel discouraged by their increased sense of alienation in America. More than that, it is a clarion call to confidently declare the gospel in a world that desperately needs it.
Those duped by the prosperity gospel don’t just need arguments against the texts they misunderstand. They need healthy churches that explain to them the entire revelation of God, and how that narrative is working toward something quite glorious.
If we leave off the gospel in our sermons and only preach moral imperatives, then we reduce our message to moralism.
Read this book devotionally to stir up your own affections for missions and evangelism. Be reminded of the deep resources in the reformed tradition that can help you cultivate a heart to spread God’s glory among the nations.
Our world is full of problems. But what can healthy churches do about it?