Tim Keller, Don Carson and John Piper discuss ministry and the Gospel in a 1 hour video recorded at the 2008 Gospel Coalition Leadership Meeting. A phenomenal video. Keller and Piper discuss how mercy ministries to the world can be effective outreach opportunities. Keller describes how his approach to preaching the Gospel by deconstructing legalism to a libertine culture effectively removes major barriers to the Gospel. Keller also describes a difficulty in finding pastoral staff who have strong theology, a serious moral trembling, and an experimental heart passion for the person of Christ. Piper asks Tim to explain Gospel-centeredness, and then raises a question of how a man addicted to pornography can successfully see victory over that sin via a Gospel-centeredness. Then Carson asks John to explain how God is not a megalomanic by demanding worship and seeking glory.
Quoting Packer, at Old Truth, ‘Whereas the chief aim of the old was to teach men to worship God, the concern of the new seems limited to making them feel better. The subject of the old gospel was God and His ways with men; the subject of the new is man and the help God gives him. ‘
This is taken from Packers excellent introductory essay to John Owen’s ‘The Death of Death in the Death of Christ.’
Cross TV has produced an excellent video gospel presentation that flies in the face of the breezy, happy-go-lucky gospel of decisionism. It is based on Jonathan Edwards sermon ‘Sinners in the hands of an angry God’ which was preached at the beginning of the 18th century Great Awakening. How many modern day evangelists would use this, even though statistically it contributed to the numerical growth of converts?
Cross TV has a fanatastic video selection of Bible teaching that will challenge. Many thanks to them for their faithful ministry.