The explicit gospel (L'Évangile explicite)
Can you regularly attend a local church and not hear the explicit message of the gospel? This is what Pastor Matt Chandler found. Of course you hear about Jesus, you know to do good and avoid evil. Of course, part of the gospel will always be present. But the message in all its fullness often has difficulty making itself known.
With this book, Matt Chandler makes a strong appeal to make the gospel the heart of what we experience and communicate. He takes the trouble to demonstrate the stakes. It emphasizes the personal and universal implications of a fully understood and fully lived gospel. You will be surprised, but also amazed and comforted by all that the gospel conveys. It's time to get rid of the superfluous and let God's message reign in our churches and in our lives!
MATT CHANDLER is the pastor of The Village Church, which accommodates more than 10,000 people and has multiple campuses throughout the great city of Dallas in the United States. He is president of the Acts 29 church planting network.
JARED WILSON is the pastor of Middletown Springs Community Church in Middletown Springs, Vermont. Jared regularly writes for The Gospel Coalition.
“This book, like the gospel itself, clarifies, convinces, comforts and challenges all at the same time. I wholeheartedly invite you to read it so that you may be overwhelmed by the mercy and majesty of God in the gospel, and then spend the rest of your life making the gospel explicit and fundamental in every facet of your life. and from one end of the earth to the other! »
- DAVID PLATT, author of Follow me
"If you're only reading one book this year, choose this one. This is how important it is. »
- Rick Warren, Pastor of" Saddleback Church ", author of the bestseller A life, a passion, a destiny
“The fact that the gospel is not clearly taught in classical liberalism is disheartening, but not surprising. The fact that it so often happens that the gospel is not taught in evangelical churches is as disturbing as it is surprising. Evangelicals do not deny the gospel, but they speak in a vague manner when touching on all other matters - and this fact is tragic. Matt Chandler makes a strong appeal to make the gospel an explicit and central part of our preaching, and he takes the trouble to demonstrate what it means. Amen! Amen! »
- Don Carson, New Testament professor-researcher at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
"Matt Chandler presents the gospel in a balanced, hopeful, and very, very serious way, while still being imbued with that kind of humor that characterizes him. But, more faithful than funny, Matt offends all of us (including himself) in a strangely uplifting way which, it is my prayer, will make you cherish Christ even more.
- Mark Dever, Pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church, 9Marks Ministry President
“Those close to death make the best evangelists. I have to face the facts: this is why my friend Matt Chandler has such a passion for presenting the gospel in such a clear and biblical way. Life is short. Eternity is long. May this book inspire you to preach the saving gospel of Jesus Christ with greater clarity. "
- James MacDonald, pastor of" Harvest Bible Chapel ", radio teacher on Walk in the Word
“Too often the gospel does not take root when we assume it does. The fully articulated message of the gospel transforms individuals, churches, and nations as we move forward with God's mission. Matt Chandler donated a powerful tool to the Church that will fight the implied gospel. This book is a serious threat to the moralistic and therapeutic deism which cripples the lives of so many. I highly recommend this book, both believers and non-believers. »
- Ed Stetzer, President of LifeWay Research, Editorial Contributor at Christianity Today
Table of contents
Part One - Focus on the Gospel
2. The Man
4. The Answer
Part Two - Panoramic View of the Gospel
6. The fall
8. The final achievement
9. Extended close-up = danger
10. Extended panoramic view = danger
11. Moralism and the Cross
Appendix: The Gospel Implicit or Explicit?
Index of Biblical References
Original title : The Explicit Gospel
Author : Matthew Chandler & Jared Wilson
Publisher : Cruciforme
ISBN : 978-2-924595-28-2
Publication : June 2017
Pages : 261
Dimensions : 13 x 21 cm
Format : paperback
Weight : 280 g