Resources on Gospel

Jan 17

You Don't Want What You Actually Deserve by Kristen Wetherell

To think rightly about what we deserve, we must start with God. Our flesh wants to make everything about us, as if the world revolves around humans, but creation tells a different tale.

Dec 11, 2018

Why We Shouldn't Change the Gospel by Casey Lewis

It might be tempting to change the message because we often think we have to do something in return for what we are given, but not so with the gospel.

Mar 30, 2018

Why Did Christ Die?

A Reflection on 'The Cross of Christ' by John Stott

by Staff

The cross is an exposure of human evil and at the same time a revelation of the divine purpose to overcome human evil.

Mar 22, 2018

When You've Broken What You Cannot Fix by Kole Farney

Jesus did not come for those who presume they are innocent before God, but for sinners who know they are guilty.

May 10, 2018

What are "Sound Words"? by Coleman Ford

When key words are missing in our gospel vocabulary, the ministry of “sound words” is lacking.

Dec 5, 2018

We Need Someone to Help Us by David McLemore

He entered human flesh to show us that he is better in every situation, at every turning point, in every crisis.

Oct 26, 2017

Weak Pastors Need a Strong Gospel by Travis Montgomery

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.

Nov 14, 2018

The Unfamiliar Beauty of a Familiar Sentence by Ronni Kurtz

We might intellectually know our union with God will never falter, but our communion with him sometimes can feel far and sporadic. 

Dec 19, 2018

The Resurrection: The Secret Ingredient of Theology by Sam Parkison

Could you imagine how hopeless of a doctrine union with Christ would be if he remained in the tomb?

Sep 10, 2018

The Perils of Preaching an Implications-Free Gospel by Jared C. Wilson

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.

Sep 26, 2017

The Minister's Gospel

An FTC17 Sermon

Series: 2017 For The Church National Conference

Matt Chandler's message on "The Minister's Gospel" delivered at the 2017 For The Church National Conference.

May 24, 2018

The Kind of Balance Only God Can Give by Mike Brooks

Our lives are meant to be utterly and unapologetically gospel-centered. This is true balance.

Mar 1, 2018

The Gospel, The Christian, and The Past by Jason K. Allen

God's providence is always good, beyond improvement. Thus, he crafted your story, including your past, for his own, optimum glory.  

Aug 3, 2017

The Gospel is the Entire Meal by David McLemore

What God has filled up in the gospel, let no man empty with the law.

May 15, 2018

The Gospel in 2 Cups by Adam Kareus

How amazing it is that Jesus takes the cup of wrath once and for all!

Sep 11, 2018

The Gospel Gets the Last Word by Mike Leake

I know that he sees my every failure. He knows my every sin against him. Yet, he stands in my defense.

May 17, 2018

The Gospel and Your Recreation by Jason K. Allen

May we be content to fulfill what God has called us unto—nothing less, but nothing more— and then rest in his goodness.

Sep 7, 2018

The Gospel and Your Money by Jason K. Allen

The sparkling reality of the Christian life is that God not only meets our needs but often far surpasses them. 

Oct 6, 2017

The Gospel According to Autumn by Lauren Hanssen

Jesus Christ turns back the timetable to bring life to the dying. 

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.

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.

Jun 20, 2017

Running to the Pantry of Good Works by Erik Raymond

The tendency we have to rely on ourselves for our own justification is gospel-muting. It’s Jesus-eclipsing. It’s legalism.

Jun 22, 2018

Remember the Gospel by Cale Fauver

This is what you preach, seek to understand, adore, and center your life on – the gospel.

Oct 19, 2017

Preaching the Gospel to Ourselves by Dave Jenkins

The whole Bible is for the entire Christian because the entire Bible has a unified message in the gospel of the Lord Jesus.

Sep 7, 2017

Pastor, Be a Gospel Signpost by Travis Montgomery

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.

Jan 4

Oh The Deep, Deep Love of Jesus As He Was Dying On The Cross by Steve Burchett

Against this dark backdrop of depravity beams the love of Christ. 

Feb 20, 2018

Jeff Medders on What a Pastor Should Do When His Church is Tired of Hearing the Gospel by J.A. Medders

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?"

Apr 12, 2018

How Far Should We Go in Defending Our Gospel-Centered Ministry? by Mike Leake

One mark of a truly gospel-centered pastor is the willingness to be seen as a complete fool, so long as Christ is honored.

Sep 17, 2018

God Delights in the Gospel by Skylar Spradlin

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.

Sep 19, 2017

Fervent for Grace by Steve Bezner

Grace, as it presents itself in the Incarnation, is love intentionally crossing barriers.

Jul 30, 2018

Danger: Doing 'Jesusy' Stuff Without Knowing Jesus by Jared C. Wilson

What's the difference between the moralist and the Christian?

Aug 3, 2017

Confronting Gospel-Centered Confusion by Chris Thomas

What do we actually mean by the phrase "gospel centered"?

Jan 10

Cling to Christ by Chris Thomas

It is life and death. The wind is howling, the waves are building, and life is coming at me with all its fury. What have I to cling to? Hold fast to the gospel. Cling to Christ.

Feb 2, 2018

Christ Turns The Tide of Guilt by Amy Mantravadi

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. 

Jan 29

Christ Puts a Comma Where the World Puts a Period by Luke Holmes

This is the good news of the gospel. Words that didn’t make sense together make sense now because of the death and resurrection of Jesus.​

Nov 23, 2018

“Born Again” – First A Verb Before An Adjective by Jason G. Duesing

In the various expressions of contemporary evangelicalism it is often easy to forget that the phrase “born again” is a biblical phrase, employed a verb, not an adjective.

Jun 6, 2018

A Welcomed Eucatastrophe by Jason G. Duesing

More than merely what we can know, the hope that dwells within us is grounded in the resurrection power of Jesus Christ.