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June 28, 2012
Brother and sisters,
I hope this finds you well. Since we are beginning our studies in Mark and the transformation it offers through the Gospel, the links this week focus on the gospel of Christ.
Fair warning, I have not read all of these, but have read some with great benefit.
As I’ve said before, I once assumed (along with the vast majority of professing Christians) that the gospel was simply what non-Christians must believe in order to be saved, while afterward we advance to deeper theological waters. But I’ve come to realize that once God rescues sinners, his plan isn’t to steer them beyond the gospel, but to move them more deeply into it. The gospel, in other words, isn’t just the power of God to save you, it’s the power of God to grow you once you’re saved. After all, the only antidote to sin is the gospel—and since Christians remain sinners even after they’re converted, the gospel must be the medicine a Christian takes every day.
This paper has gospel definitions from many great saints (past and present). It is not a short paper, but it would be a blessing to read through and meditate on:
Ortlund has assembled a great little Bible reading plan to get the scope of the Bible in a couple of weeks.
If a freshman in college or stay-at-home mom or aspiring deacon or friend from work or anyone else asked me how they might get a rough grasp of the macro-storyline of the Bible in a few weeks, I'd send them not to any secondary resource but to the Bible itself for a reading plan that might look something like this.
I pray that you would continue to be transformed by the Gospel. God bless.
By His grace and for His glory,