Resources by Jared C. Wilson

Jared C. Wilson is the Director of Content Strategy for Midwestern Seminary, Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministry at Spurgeon College, Director of the Pastoral Training Center at Liberty Baptist Church, and author of numerous books, including Gospel Wakefulness, The Pastor’s Justification, The Prodigal Church, The Imperfect DiscipleSupernatural Power for Everyday People, and The Gospel-Driven Church. A frequent preacher and speaker at churches and conferences, you can visit him online at jaredcwilson.com or follow him on Twitter.

May 11, 2015

The Father's Not Tsk-Tsk'ing by Jared C. Wilson

He's not sighing or sulking. He is more eager to forgive than we are to sin.

Jan 18, 2016

The False Heaven of a Successful Ministry by Jared C. Wilson

Too often we envision “successful ministry” and pour our energies and affections into seeing that vision become a reality.

Aug 17, 2015

The Face of Evil, and of Love by Jared C. Wilson

There is no sin so great that God's gospel is not greater still.

May 23, 2016

The Everythingness of Grace by Jared C. Wilson

The grace of God in Jesus Christ meets all of our needs and satisfies our deepest desires.

Feb 12, 2018

The Danger of Gossip by Jared C. Wilson

Three tactical steps to do battle against this pernicious sin.

Nov 4, 2017

The Church's Message

The Mission and Majesty of the Church | FTC Ames

Series: 2017 For The Church Ames Micro-Conference

Jared C. Wilson's message on "The Church's Message" delivered at the 2017 For The Church Micro-Conference at Ames, Iowa.

Sep 25, 2018

The Church Majestic

An FTC18 Sermon

Series: 2018 For The Church Conference

Jared C. Wilson's message on "The Church Majestic" delivered at the 2018 For The Church National Conference.

Dec 12, 2016

The Christmas Miracle of the Incarnate, Omnipresent Word by Jared C. Wilson

In the end, the Incarnation is not for analysis but for worship.

Dec 14, 2015

The Christmas Miracle of the Incarnate Omnipresent Word by Jared C. Wilson

What we see in the wonder of the God-Man is a miraculous extension, not reduction!

Oct 15, 2018

The Chocolate-ness of Chocolate and The Coffee-ness of Coffee

How the Gospel Frees Us to Rub Our Noses in the Quiddity of Things

If I don’t believe the gospel, I will miss out on the joy of the it-ness of things.

Aug 22, 2016

The Bird with a Leaf in Her Mouth by Jared C. Wilson

When we go through something difficult, that is typically when we begin to question whether God is actually good, whether he's actually remembered us, whether he even cares, if we're even saved!

Oct 19, 2015

The Bible is Not an Instruction Manual by Jared C. Wilson

If the emphasis of our preaching is on being more like Jesus and not on the good news of grace despite our not being able to be like Jesus, we end up actually achieving the opposite of our intent. We inadvertently become legalists, actually.

Dec 18, 2017

The Bible and 'Le Mot Juste' by Jared C. Wilson

Every word of Scripture from Genesis 1:1's "In" to Revelation 22:21's "Amen" is le mot juste.

Mar 5, 2018

The Beautiful Monotony of the Gospel by Jared C. Wilson

One fear we must put aside in our quest for greater gospel-centrality is that it will not preach week to week.

Jan 28

The Audacious Invincibility of Meekness by Jared C. Wilson

There is much good in young men rejecting passivity, taking responsibility, and seeking to better themselves. But the arteries of anger, victimhood, and aggressive machismo running through the new masculinity movement do not bode well.

Jun 27, 2016

The Attitude and Latitude of Christ's Kingdom by Jared C. Wilson

The ferment of the gospel needs the wineskin of the church.

Sep 18, 2017

The 9th Thing God Tells Us Not To Do

On Getting Our Tongues Straightened Out

When we find Christ supremely valuable and fulfilling, the desire to cut our neighbor down disappears.

Nov 7, 2016

The 5 C's of Preaching by Jared C. Wilson

This short checklist reflects the irreduceable complexity of true Christian preaching.

Jun 11, 2018

Supernatural Power for Those Who Don't Fit In by Jared C. Wilson

Christians want to be channels of the Holy Spirit at work in the world. We can’t do that, however, if we’re constantly worried about having others meet our needs.

Sep 24, 2018

Supernatural Comfort When the Days are Dark by Jared C. Wilson

When we suffer, we tend to ask lots of "why" questions. Here's the one thing we can know in our hurts.

Dec 13, 2015

Sunday Mornings As The Definition of Insanity by Jared C. Wilson

So you keep going. Doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results. What’s the definition of insanity again?

Aug 29, 2016

Success is Dangerous by Jared C. Wilson

You don't need "more" to be satisfied in God.

Mar 11

Steering from the Stage

Keys for Gospel-Driven Preaching

Who is church for? And what do they need? - An exclusive excerpt from the new book The Gospel-Driven Church

Jan 11, 2016

Stay Messy, My Friends by Jared C. Wilson

Open yourself to hard questions, challenges, conflicts in opinions, loving rebukes, and constructive criticism. People who only tell you what you want to hear are not your friends and are doing you harm.

Jun 18, 2014

Sometimes Leaders Need to be Carried by Jared C. Wilson

440px-VictoryOLordBut Moses' hands grew weary, so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it, while Aaron and Hur held up his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side. So his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.—Exodus 17:12

Yesterday I sat with Natalie and read to her from 2 Corinthians (at her request)…

Nov 26, 2018

Sleep with Your Boots On by Jared C. Wilson

We must wear this armor constantly. We should never take it off.

Aug 24, 2015

Seek Souls, Not Stats by Jared C. Wilson

Pastoral ministry is about souls, not stats. If your number of souls grows, fantastic. To God be the glory. Let’s just remember that we are responsible mainly for the care of the souls, not the accumulation of them.

Jun 19, 2014

Saved to the Uttermost by Jared C. Wilson

(35) Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst. (36) But I said to you that you have seen me and yet do not believe. (37) All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out. (38) For I have come down…

May 21, 2014

Sanctifying Success is the Lord's by Jared C. Wilson

Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.—1 Thessalonians 5:23

Not a single one of us is a perfect repenter. And not a single one of us ever will be. I do believe we cooperate in the work of our sanctification, working out what God…

Oct 5, 2015

Safeguarding Against Abuse In the Church by Jared C. Wilson

It seems that every week brings more stories of abuse occurring on church premises. We are hearing about this more and more, and there should be no doubt that the problem is actually more prevalent than what we see reported. And quite often in retrospect these cases reveal not simply mistakes made but systemic dysfunctions in a church community and a church's discipleship culture.

Mar 30, 2015

Repentance Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow by Jared C. Wilson

Being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, he answered them, "The kingdom of God is not coming with signs to be observed, nor will they say, 'Look, here it is!' or 'There!' for behold, the kingdom of God is in the midst of you."
- Luke 17:20-21

In Jesus' day, the Jewish world was fractured into factions, each of which sought to…

Jun 10, 2014

Remembering the God Who Remembers You by Jared C. Wilson

noah-620x420But God remembered Noah and all the beasts and all the livestock that were with him in the ark. And God made a wind blow over the earth, and the waters subsided.—Genesis 8:1

The chapter and verse numbers in the Scriptures are not inspired, of course, but there is something about Genesis 8:1—specifically in the phrase "But God remembered Noah"—which is a nice correlation to Romans 8:1…

May 7, 2015

Remembering is the First Change by Jared C. Wilson

When you are stuck, deep, despondent, or in despair, think back to what God has delivered you from in difficult times past.

Apr 17, 2017

Redeemed to Perpetuate the Name by Jared C. Wilson

Do you know the name of the kinsman redeemer who was first in line to marry Ruth? Exactly.

Feb 5, 2018

Recovering the Cure of Souls by Jared C. Wilson

Godly pastoral care is the overflow of love, an act of nurture, and an act of self-giving.

Nov 5, 2018

Preaching a Church Toward Mission by Jared C. Wilson

If you want to change the movement of your church, you have to change the message.

May 6, 2015

Praying for Money and Stuff by Jared C. Wilson

Turning prayers for material provision inside out.

May 15, 2017

Prayer Isn't Magic by Jared C. Wilson

The way some people talk about prayer owes more to New Age spirituality and witchcraft than biblical Christianity.

May 6

Porn is Not Ultimately About Sex by Jared C. Wilson

Until we understand that the gospel is the doorway into freedom from sin, even our religious efforts will simply be rearranging idols.

Mar 31, 2014

Please God, Send Us No Small Disturbance by Jared C. Wilson

About that time there arose no little disturbance concerning the Way.—Acts 19:23

That is what we long for, deep down. That the Spirit of God would move afresh in our day with wonderful, healing disruptive force—that he would upend our self-regard and self-sovereignty, that he would come into our temples where we trade the currency of excuses for our sins and present such tidiness in our self-righteousness…

Feb 15, 2016

Play Hard by Jared C. Wilson

In our play we create and imagine and therefore tap into the very creative heart of God.

Mar 4

Peter, Paul, and Race

What Does Galatians 2 Have to Do With Racial Justice?

Does Paul's confrontation of Peter as recounted in Galatians 2 really have no implications for racial reconciliation?

Sep 7, 2015

Perversion of Justice (in Another Sense) by Jared C. Wilson

It was not justice for the state to sanction same-sex marriage. It is in fact injustice, because it sanctions as "righteous" what God has called unrighteous.

Apr 15

Pastors Are Special

4 Reasons Pastoral Work is Different (and What You and I Should Do About It)

I'm convinced that too few church members often think about the burdens and responsibilities that really do make ministry special. 

Mar 21, 2016

Pastor, Mind Your RBM or Risk Burnout by Jared C. Wilson

So how can a pastor work to protect himself from crashing and burning? Incorporate the necessary ministry rhythm of RBM.

Feb 13, 2017

Pastor, Keep A Close Watch On Your Life and Illustrations by Jared C. Wilson

You shouldn't trust your illustration to do what only God's word can.