Resources by Staff

Feb 21, 2016

You Can Put a Sword to Someone's Throat and Make Them a Muslim, but You Can't Make Them a Christian by Staff

I said to my friend, “Look, I could put a sword to a person’s throat and make him at least a sufficiently good Muslim.” He agreed that that was true.

Aug 2, 2015

Worship Style Isn't Always Neutral by Staff

You can't just go pick some popular cultural form and insert the Gospel message and think you have thereby come up with relevant worship.

Sep 13, 2015

Worship as 'Play' by Staff

The cumulative effect of the gospel is affectionate worship of the one true God. The grand design of gospel proclamation, then, is gospel enthrallment, gospel enjoyment.

Jan 24, 2016

Why Fanny Crosby Wished She Was Born Blind by Staff

When a pastor once remarked that it was pity that among all her gifts, sight was not included, the great hymn writer Fanny Crosby said this . . .

Apr 30, 2015

Why Do We Need So Many Books On the Gospel? by Staff

After 2,000 years, don't we know by now what the gospel is? Haven't we "been-there-done-that?" Why do we need one book after another on the same old topic?

Apr 24, 2015

When the Truth of God Enters a Soul by Staff

"If any Christians are in earnest and full of love to God and man, they are those who know what Grace has done for them."

Jul 19, 2015

When the Real King Emerges, Things Stand Differently by Staff

Now this is proof that Christ is God, the Word and Power of God . . .

May 14, 2015

When Revival? How Revival? by Staff

What brings about such seasons? Is it even right to talk about ways and means?

Apr 27, 2015

When I Look at the Cross by Staff

"Would I know the fullness and completeness of the salvation God has provided for sinners? Where shall I see it most distinctly?"

Jun 18, 2015

What is this Gospel-Centered Stuff? by Staff

Some helpful links defining and explaining the importance of gospel-centrality for the church.

Jul 8, 2015

What Do You Need to Offload? by Staff

If you are a Christian, but bored, maybe you need to lose something

Apr 26, 2015

We Need More Worship Wars, Not Fewer by Staff

Self-denying humility ought to show up in the way we worship together.

Apr 29, 2015

We Believe God is Ready to Shake America to Its Foundations by Staff

If spiritually dry Boston and New England can receive such a shaking of God . . .

Jun 18, 2015

Urban vs. Rural Ministry by Staff

From The Gospel Coalition, here are Collin Hansen, Stephen Um, and FTC's Jared Wilson discussing the differences and similarities in mission in urban and rural contexts.

May 3, 2016

Unparalleled

How Christianity's Uniqueness Makes it Compelling

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The greatest strength of Jared Wilson's new book Unparalleled is how it helps Christians to not simply win arguments, but to “win the man.”

Apr 29, 2015

Union With Christ is Not Sporadic by Staff

Union with Christ is an abiding reality.

Jul 11, 2015

Union With Christ as Assurance of Life by Staff

When both our justification and our new life are found in Jesus Christ, then this burdensome, disingenuous Christianity is replaced by Spirit-empowered gratitude.

Jan 17, 2016

To Go to Heaven is Better Than the Most Pleasant Accommodations Here by Staff

These are but shadows; but the enjoyment of God is the substance. These are but scattered beams; but God is the sun. These are but streams; but God is the fountain. These are but drops; but God is the ocean.

Aug 16, 2015

To Assume the Gospel is to Lose Grip of It by Staff

"He is, after all, the one about whom the book was written."

May 28, 2016

The Why Behind 'Unparalleled'

Jared Wilson Shares The Vision Behind His New Book

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FTC managing editor Jared C. Wilson shares the vision behind his new book Unparalleled: How Christianity's Uniqueness Makes it Compelling

Sep 12, 2015

The Way to Joy is to Die Before You Die by Staff

To take up the cross is to take up joy—painful joy, but real joy.

Sep 5, 2015

The Trinitarian Gospel Deeps by Staff

We have no defense against this brilliant triangle offense!

Apr 24, 2015

The Transformation the Church Needs by Staff

"If there is to be a renewal, it will be a renewal that grows out of the blazing center that is the glory of God in the face of Christ."

Jun 14, 2016

The SBC and The 21st Century

Reflection, Renewal, and Recommitment

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The Southern Baptist Convention is currently facing issues that challenge its identity, heritage, and future. In The SBC and the 21st Century, key leaders—including Jason Allen, Frank Page, Ronnie Floyd, Thom Rainer, Albert Mohler, Paige Patterson, David Platt, and Danny Akin—address these issues.
 

Dec 31, 2015

The Resolutions of Jonathan Edwards by Staff

Resolved, That I will do whatsoever I think to be most to the glory of God . . .

Jan 16, 2016

There is Nothing You Can Do to Harm Me by Staff

In A.D. 404 John Chrysostom, the early church father, was brought in before the Roman emperor. The emperor threatened him with banishment if he remained a Christian . . .

Feb 6, 2016

The Quest for Gospel Holiness by Staff

“Holiness is nothing but the implanting, writing and realizing of the gospel in our souls.”

May 6, 2015

The Pulpit is the Prow of the World by Staff

Yes, the world's a ship on its passage out . . .

Oct 21, 2015

The Prodigal Church

A Gentle Manifesto Against The Status Quo

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In his new book The Prodigal Church, FTC Managing Editor Jared C. Wilson presents "a gentle manifesto against the status quo," urging the church to rethink some of its more recent traditions and re-center on the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Apr 26, 2015

The Problem with "God Told Me So" by Staff

"The brother dismissed my view as impossible on the grounds that the Holy Spirit, who does not lie, had told him the truth on this matter. Being young and bold, I pressed on with my explanation of grammar, context, and translation, but was brushed off by a reference to 1 Corinthians 2:10b-15: spiritual things must be spiritually discerned -- which left little doubt about my status."

Jun 11, 2015

Theology Needs the Church; The Church Needs Theology by Staff

What is the relationship between theology and the church?

Apr 24, 2015

Theology is a Challenge to Faith by Staff

Every theological idea which makes an impression upon you must be regarded as a challenge to your faith.

Apr 28, 2015

The Missional Calvin by Staff

Calvin so believed in the importance of the everyday activities of Christian life and mission that he had a strange but telling practice in Geneva . . .

May 3, 2015

The Incredibles by Staff

For already that which was equally incredible has come to pass, in the world's believing an incredible thing.

May 11, 2015

The Incredibles by Staff

"It is incredible that the world should have believed so incredible a thing."

Aug 29, 2015

The Gospel's Antidote for Envy by Staff

Why do you think Abel's sacrifice was accepted and Cain's was not. Did God just like Abel better? Did Abel know the right religious words or jump through the right religious hoops?

Jun 23, 2015

The Gospel is the Food of Faith by Staff

"The new life in Christ, just like all natural life, must be nourished and strengthened."

Jul 12, 2015

The Fountain, The Ocean by Staff

To go to heaven, fully to enjoy God, is infinitely better than the most pleasant accommodations here.

Aug 15, 2015

The Extra Calvinisticum by Staff

"So Christ, who 'is in heaven,' has clothed himself in our flesh, so that by stretching out his brotherly hand to us he may raise us to heaven with himself."

May 4, 2015

The Church Exists for No Other Purpose by Staff

The Church exists for no other purpose but to draw men into Christ . . .

Apr 25, 2015

The Best Leaders are the Best Repenters by Staff

"Most churches make the mistake of selecting as leaders the confident, the competent, and the successful."

Sep 27, 2015

The Beauty of Christ by Staff

He is indeed possessed of infinite majesty . . .

Apr 27, 2015

See How Rich Believers Are! by Staff

"As long as Christ hath it, believers shall not want."

Feb 2, 2016

Remember Who You Belong To

A Sermon on 1 Peter 1:22-2:10 by Rick Holland

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Series: 2016 Spring Chapel

Rick Holland, Pastor of Mission Road Bible Church in Prairie Village, Kansas, preaches in Midwestern Seminary's Daniel Lee Chapel on 1 Peter 1:22-2:10.