It is not enough to have the right theology. We may have faith that can move mountains, but this will not lead us to become the sort of people Jesus intends us to be. If we are to live as disciples, we must have hearts that are deeply affected by the gospel. Faith in the gospel produces hope in our hearts, leading us to want what’s true. Here are some resources to help you engage the gospel at a heart level.
The Gospel-Centered Life
This excellent 9-week study from World Harvest Mission is a great introduction to the gospel applied to all of life. Are people in your group on the same page with regard to the gospel? Do you share common language around things like idolatry, repentance and forgiveness? This short study is a great way to help get there.
The Four Gs
The “Four Gs” are one of the most helpful tools I’ve come across in the past few years for applying the truth of the gospel to daily life. They come from a book by Tim Chester called You Can Change, and are radical in both their simplicity and profundity.
- Read a brief series I did on the 4Gs.
- Read You Can Change. (This is quite possibly the best book I’ve ever read on personal growth in sanctification.)
- Watch this series of videos on the 4Gs from GCM Collective.
Pastor Jeff Vanderstelt’s message on gospel fluency is profound and challenging. Watch two messages below (you can also listen to the audio for part 1 and part 2) and read the accompanying notes to these sessions.
For Your Gospel Community: DNA Groups & Gospel Centered Life
- DNA Groups: DNA stands for Discipleship, Nurture, and Accountability. This curriculum is based largely on Tim Chester’s You Can Change and is meant for small, single-gender groups of 2-3 to dive deeper into the transforming truths of the gospel.
- The Gospel-Centered Life: A great introduction to the gospel for new believers, old believers and unbelievers alike.
Review the Theology.
Continue on to Practice.