Resources by Jared C. Wilson

Jared C. Wilson is Author in Residence at Midwestern Seminary, Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministry at Spurgeon College, Director of the Pastoral Training Center at Liberty Baptist Church, host of the For The Church Podcast, 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.

Sep 5, 2016

Be Bold Enough to Follow The Truth As Far as It Takes You by Jared C. Wilson

Maybe Jesus is sifting out his churches that his Church might rise up.

Oct 26, 2015

Attractional Church: All Bait, No Switch by Jared C. Wilson

When we lose the centrality of the gospel, we lose the ability to think straight.

Dec 4, 2017

As God Lives by Jared C. Wilson

Boaz is one of those strange guys who does certain things because God exists.

Jan 16, 2017

Are You a Confirmation Bias Christian? by Jared C. Wilson

How would you know if your Christian life has become hijacked by confirmation bias? Here are some possible diagnostic signs . . .

Jun 19, 2017

A Revival Without Christ at the Center is Not Revival by Jared C. Wilson

Revival given of the Spirit of the living God, places Christ always and ever at the center.

Feb 11

Are Mormons Heretics? by Jared C. Wilson

“Oh good! It’s always great to meet a fellow Christian," said the young man on my doorstep when he discovered I was a pastor.

Apr 30, 2015

An Improvement-Proof Gospel by Jared C. Wilson

If you preach the gospel, you wield the most powerful word in the universe. It's not the gnosis of the apostles. It's the resurrecting word entrusted to us all.

Feb 29, 2016

An Astonishing Revelation from Another World by Jared C. Wilson

That we don’t open this divine revelation with eyes wide, mouths gaping, hearts leaping out of our chest is an astonishment of its own.

Jan 27, 2018

Am I His?

2018 Ready Conference

Series: 2018 Ready Conference

Rev. Jared C. Wilson speaks on the security of the believer and assurance of salvation at the 2018 Ready Conference for students.

Mar 26, 2014

All of Christ for All of Life by Jared C. Wilson

For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.—John 1:16

Not a bit of Christ is held back from those who trust him. He does not mete himself out according to measures of faith but according to the veracity of it. And for those with a weak faith, if it be true, he gives enough himself for all eternity. A weak faith may hinder us

Jun 3, 2015

All His Breakers and His Waves

On One Church's Suffering and Stubborn Faith

I would say that the chief thing I learned during my relatively short ministry time in Vermont was how to pastor a suffering church. But we learned that God is sweet and gracious and what it actually means for the death of his saints to be precious to him.

Nov 16, 2015

All Dogs Go To Heaven by Jared C. Wilson

When his dog was suffering a particularly noisome barking fit, Martin supposedly preached this gospel implication to him, exhorting the pooch this way: “Never mind, little Hans . . . Thou too, in the Resurrection, shalt have a little golden tail.”

Dec 16, 2014

A Hymn by Jared C. Wilson

The LORD our God is Lord of Hosts.
He holds all time within his hand.
The Father, Son, and Holy Ghost
From all eternity will stand.

From deepest deep, before the start
God has declared the sweetest end
He's loved and purposed in his heart
The brokenness of man to mend.

Brother Jesus his siblings saves
And conquers sin…

Oct 10, 2016

A Gospeled Church by Jared C. Wilson

You cannot grow in holiness and holier-than-thou-ness at the same time.

Apr 10, 2017

Advice on Hosting and/or Accepting Speaking Engagements by Jared C. Wilson

If you’re interested in hosting a conference or otherwise hosting a speaking engagement, or if your ministry platform is allowing you to begin pursuing God’s call into that option, I hope this advice will serve you well.

Jun 23, 2015

A Better Word by Jared C. Wilson

Let them come with their words, then. Let the devil come with his barrage of lies, even his truths-turned-lies.

Dec 17, 2018

A Baby, Yet Omnipresent

The Christmas Miracle of the Extra Calvinisticum

God cannot not be omnipresent. So for Jesus Christ to be God incarnate must not mean he was not also God omnipresent.

Jul 18, 2016

8 Reasons to Preach Through Books of the Bible by Jared C. Wilson

Every preacher ought to endeavor to feed his flock this way. And here are eight reasons why . . .

Apr 24, 2017

8 Departure Dangers from Gospel-Centrality by Jared C. Wilson

There are lots of distractions from and temptations to discard a commitment to gospel-centeredness. Here are just eight . . .

Oct 30, 2017

8 Contrasting Signs of an Insecure Leader by Jared C. Wilson

What are the signs of an insecure leader? And how do we normalize our leadership away from extremes?

Nov 24, 2016

7 Ways to Kill Thanksgiving in Your Heart by Jared C. Wilson

If you really want to kill thanksgiving, act like God owes you.

Oct 16, 2017

6 Things Christ Does With Your Sin by Jared C. Wilson

It is good to remember what the cross accomplishes.

Jul 17, 2017

5 Words of Advice for Young Seminarians by Jared C. Wilson

If you try to do theological education in your own strength, you fail, no matter how good your grades are.

Jun 11, 2015

5 Ways to Keep Church Discipline from Seeming Weird by Jared C. Wilson

To mention the idea of a church disciplining its members strikes tenderhearted and naive Christians as weird, mean, and legalistic. So how do we work at keeping the biblical admonition to church discipline from seeming weird?

Oct 14

5 Ways to 'Feel' Scripture by Jared C. Wilson

We will not be mastered by Scripture if we don't occasionally allow it to overwhelm us, intimidate us, and force us to wrestle with it.

Jan 9, 2017

5 Things The Seeker Movement Got Right by Jared C. Wilson

In the spirit of charity, seeking to identify some good gifts the seeker church of yesteryear has given contemporary evangelicalism

Aug 13, 2015

5 Things the Ascension Means by Jared C. Wilson

The ascension is an integral part of gospel doctrine and has many implications. Here are just five . . .

Aug 27, 2018

5 Reasons Not to Plant a Church by Jared C. Wilson

Pastor, you are justified by your faith, not by your church plant.

Mar 30, 2015

5 Good Words of Pastoral Advice That Stuck by Jared C. Wilson

adviceI took my first vocational ministry position the summer I graduated high school (1994), becoming the youth minister for Zion Chinese Baptist Church. (You read that right.) In the twenty years since, I've heard a lot of good words on ministry and ministry life, and while a lot has been good, a few choice bits of wisdom have stuck with me since I heard them and have proven truer and…

Nov 11

5 Exhortations from Three 10th Anniversaries by Jared C. Wilson

My main exhortation to you is to fearlessly adopt a gospel fixation. Don’t worry about it seeming rote or redundant.

Jun 6, 2016

5 Distinguishing Marks of a Fruitful Church by Jared C. Wilson

If a church appears to exist only for the sake of its own survival, only for the sake of its own enterprise, only for the sake of its own internal experiences, no matter how big it gets, it is not likely fruitful but more likely swollen.

Sep 17, 2018

5 Better Ways to "Argue" About Social Justice

. . . Or Anything Else Online

I'm not convinced this thing can be settled online at all. But it's effecting real life relationships and it's effecting local churches, so the least we can do is start thinking and rethinking in terms of our online discourse.

May 13

4 Questions to Ask the Pastoral Search Team -- If You Dare by Jared C. Wilson

There are questions every pastoral candidate asks a search committee or hiring team when evaluating possible relocation, and then there are the questions every pastoral candidate ought to ask but rarely do. Here are four...

Nov 4

3 Ways to Turn Against Your Pastor by Jared C. Wilson

These dangers are possible in every church, because every church is made up of sinners -- both pastors and laypeople alike.

Jul 31, 2017

3 Ways the Gospel Might Divide a Church by Jared C. Wilson

A curious thing happens when a church and its shepherds are committed to this radical notion of gospel-centrality.

Apr 11, 2016

3 Ways The Gospel Can Divide A Church by Jared C. Wilson

There's actually  nothing more prone to stirring up mess than the grace of God that has arrived to create order.

Jul 1

3 Things to Be Careful About Saying at the Start of Your Service by Jared C. Wilson

Here are some common introductory cliches that might be worth weighing in terms of their helpfulness to the congregation's gathering to worship.

Jan 15, 2018

3 Things Heaven Changes by Jared C. Wilson

However great the trouble I’ve been through in the past, I know God will compensate me much more greatly in the future, which gives me tremendous joy in the present.

Jan 14

3 Reasons We Don't Preach Gospel-Centered Sermons by Jared C. Wilson

Why, despite an abundance of helpful resources and exemplary models, do we still have a hard time turning the homiletical corner to preaching Christ?

Feb 25

3 Principles for Christian Political Engagement by Jared C. Wilson

In light of the story God is telling with the world, how should the church engage politically?

Dec 5, 2016

21 Thoughts on Preaching by Jared C. Wilson

Don't preach as an employee of the church.

Apr 23, 2018

20 Quotes from 'The Imperfect Disciple' by Jared C. Wilson

“Do you know why there are a thousand fresh self-help books every year? It’s because they don’t work.”

Jun 24, 2014

1 Corinthians 13 Reversed Reveals Much by Jared C. Wilson

What if we looked at 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 from the reverse angle? I think it helps us put so much of our pettiness and self-interest in stark perspective and shows love as that much more beautiful.

Impatience and unkindness is hatred.
Hate is envious and ego-centric.
Hate is arrogant and rude.
Hatred is insisting on one's own way;
hatred is irritable or resentful;