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I’m thinking much about the gospel these days.

I want to be an gospel-preacher.

I want our church to be gospel-centered, gospel-driven, gospel-living, gospel-loving, gospel-sharing.

Nothing is more radical. Nothing is more all-inclusive. Nothing is more humbling – and encouraging.

I love what a young pastor in Michigan, Kevin DeYoung, says…

No doubt some Christians need to be shaken out of their lethargy. I try to do that every Sunday morning and evening. But there are also a whole bunch of Christians who need to be set free from their performance-minded, law-keeping, world-changing, participate-with-God-in-recreating-the-cosmos shackles. I promise you, some of the best people in your churches are getting tired. They don’t need another rah-rah pep talk. They don’t need to hear more statistics and more stories Sunday after Sunday about how bad everything is in the world. They need to hear about Christ’s death and resurrection. They need to hear how we are justified by faith apart from works of the law. They need to hear the old, old story once more. Because the secret of the gospel is that we actually do more when we hear less about all we need to do for God and hear more about all that God has already done for us.

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  1. Amen Pastor Sam!


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