A robust understanding of the sinfulness of the human heart leads to a right understanding of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
The cross is an exposure of human evil and at the same time a revelation of the divine purpose to overcome human evil.
Jesus did not come for those who presume they are innocent before God, but for sinners who know they are guilty.
When key words are missing in our gospel vocabulary, the ministry of “sound words” is lacking.
What does it mean to be a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ? It is to behold the eternal, miraculous, courageous cross of Christ and, with unveiled face, be transformed.
The gospel is indeed the antidote to every sin and suffering. But "just preach the gospel" misses the mark as the solution to all manner of ills, because the good news has necessary implications that adorn and amplify it.
Our lives are meant to be utterly and unapologetically gospel-centered. This is true balance.
God's providence is always good, beyond improvement. Thus, he crafted your story, including your past, for his own, optimum glory.
What God has filled up in the gospel, let no man empty with the law.
How amazing it is that Jesus takes the cup of wrath once and for all!
I know that he sees my every failure. He knows my every sin against him. Yet, he stands in my defense.
May we be content to fulfill what God has called us unto—nothing less, but nothing more— and then rest in his goodness.
The sparkling reality of the Christian life is that God not only meets our needs but often far surpasses them.
Jesus Christ turns back the timetable to bring life to the dying.
One fear we must put aside in our quest for greater gospel-centrality is that it will not preach week to week.
The tendency we have to rely on ourselves for our own justification is gospel-muting. It’s Jesus-eclipsing. It’s legalism.
He died to live, and to live so that other dead people could come alive.
This is what you preach, seek to understand, adore, and center your life on – the gospel.
The whole Bible is for the entire Christian because the entire Bible has a unified message in the gospel of the Lord Jesus.
If a pastor, as a signpost, points to the revealed theological realities of God, he must point supremely to the heart of that revelation: the gospel of Jesus Christ.
FTC.co asks Jeff Medders, Pastor of Redeemer Church in Tomball, TX: "What should a pastor do when his church is tired of hearing the Gospel?"
One mark of a truly gospel-centered pastor is the willingness to be seen as a complete fool, so long as Christ is honored.
The proof of God’s delight in saving sinners is the investment of His Son on the cross for our redemption even when we had nothing to offer Him.
Grace, as it presents itself in the Incarnation, is love intentionally crossing barriers.
What's the difference between the moralist and the Christian?
God became a man to save mankind, a lowly vile creature stained with sin and marked by rebellion.
What do we actually mean by the phrase "gospel centered"?
We must realize that a proper appreciation of one’s guilt before God is a gift that can lead us to the truth, and without which we are lost.
More than merely what we can know, the hope that dwells within us is grounded in the resurrection power of Jesus Christ.