Sunday, April 29, 2012
Monday, April 23, 2012
Articles and Books on the Gospel
Following are selections from the vast array of written works on the gospel:
- The Heart of the Gospel by C.H. Spurgeon
- God's Way of Peace by Horatius Bonar
- The Way of Salvation by J.C. Ryle
- A Sure Guide to Heaven by Joseph Alleine
- Justification Is by Grace Alone by John Calvin
- The Wonderful Compassion of Christ to the Greatest Sinners by Samuel Davies
- The Divine Perfections Illustrated in the Method of Salvation, through the Sufferings of Christ by Samuel Davies
- Looking Unto Jesus by J.C. Ryle
- Gospel Humiliation by Ralph Erskine
- God's Gospel of Grace produced by Chapel Library
- The Method of Grace by John Flavel
- Assurance by J.C. Ryle
Sermons and Audio on the Gospel
Paul wrote in Titus 1:1-3: "Paul, a bondservant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God’s elect and the acknowledgment of the truth which accords with godliness, in hope of eternal life which God, who cannot lie, promised before time began, but has in due time manifested His word through preaching, which was committed to me according to the commandment of God our Savior." Preaching is of utmost importance in the communication of the gospel. Glean from this rich array of sermons.
- The Essence of the Gospel by Dr. Joel Beeke
- The True Gospel by Paul Washer
- There is Salvation in No One Else by John Piper
- The Glorious Gospel by Jeff Pollard
- How Can We Witness if We Don't Know What the Gospel Is? by John MacArthur
- No Resurrection - No Gospel by William Einwechter
- The Gospel by William Einwechter
- The Gospel According to Isaiah - He Made His Soul an Offering for Sin by Chris Strevel
- The Gospel of Reconciliation by Chris Strevel
Video Sermons/Thoughts on the Gospel
- Jesus Died! by Paul Washer
- Do You Desire God? by Paul Washer
- This Is the Judgment: Light Has Come into the World by John Piper
- R.C. Sproul Highlights the Gospel by R.C. Sproul
- Christ the Only Way by R.C. Sproul
Thursday, April 12, 2012
John MacArthur recently issued this statement in support and defense of Ray Comfort's equipping methods for Biblical Evangelism:
"For the record, we have no problem using the Ten Commandments as a mirror to show people their sin. We agree with Living Waters that the Decalogue is a summary of the moral content of God's law. The law's moral principles reflect the unchanging character of God, so they are eternal, universally applicable, and by definition unchanging. Given those facts, surely it is appropriate to use the Decalogue as Jesus and the apostle Paul often did – to confront sinners with their sin.
Furthermore, we're grateful for the way you have trained and encouraged so many people to do hands-on evangelism. You deserve a lot of credit for stirring the consciences of countless young believers and motivating them to share the gospel boldly. In no way would we ever want to discourage that.
We continue to believe that it is critically important for people training in the Living Waters method to 1) strengthen the gospel content of their presentation so as to be equal to the law, 2) see the law as not simply Ten Commandments, but much more as Scripture reveals, 3) To place particular emphasis on passages such as John 8:24 where Jesus says they would die in their sins for refusal to acknowledge Him. This is the greatest sin that goes beyond the Ten Commandments in its condemnation extending to every sinner."
I am grateful for your eagerness to enrich the people you train in these ways.
Yours for the Master,