Grace and Men Conference Summary, Part 1

The Gospel Man ministry held another “Grace and Men Conference” this past weekend at Perimeter Church in Atlanta. The two speakers were Scotty Smith and Tullian Tchividjian. Although I cannot do them justice for the content that they presented and the enthusiasm with which they presented it, I do want to give a summary of…

The Power of Gospel Indicatives

Since this weekend is the Grace for Men Conference at Perimeter Church, I thought I’d have one of the speakers, Tullian Tchividjian, be our guest blogger today. In this post, he writes about the necessity to have gospel idicatives empower gospel imperatives. “People need to hear less about what we need to do for God…

Are You Afraid of Radical Grace?

Since tonight and tomorrow morning is the Grace for Men Conference at Perimeter Church, I thought I’d have one of the speakers, Tullian Tchividjian, be our guest blogger for the weekend. Today, he writes about why lots of us a afraid of radical grace. Tomorrow, he describes the importance of having all gospel imperatives being…

Spiritual Progress

Francis Schaeffer, in one of my all-time favorite books, True Spirituality, says: “I’m convinced…that this is when we begin to make our forward steps as Christians: When I know through experience that I can lay hold of Christ’s blood by faith to cover my sins this morning, and then to cover my sins this afternoon, even…

Sermon Audio (4.22.12): “No More Sandcastles” • Romans 10:1-21

We are all in a struggle for righteousness, whether as parents, students, professors, engineers or preachers. We all have an impulse in us that wants to “make a name for ourselves.” What we discover in Romans 10 is that Jesus is the end of the struggle. Since he has built a righteousness for me, I…

It’s Time to Read

I’ve got to go read, but first this… : ) “What has exceedingly hurt you in time past, nay, and I fear, to this day, is want of reading. I scarce ever knew a preacher who read so little. And perhaps, by neglecting it, you have lost the taste for it. Hence your talent in…

Living in the Gospel Moment by Moment

Francis Schaeffer, in his book True Spirituality, writes of the necessity live in the gospel moment by moment.  “I became a Christian once for all upon the basis of the finished work of Christ through faith; that is justification. The Christian life, sanctification, operates on the same basis,  but moment by moment. There is the same…

Post-Sermon Reflections on Building a Sandcastle Righteousness

Hey Creekstone folks, So do you know what your sandcastle is? Say what? Well, you had to be there today to understand. Nevertheless, for those who were at Creekstone’s Sunday gathering today, I want to encourage you. Sandcastles can be redeemed! This happens when I recognize my motive for doing something is to “make a…

Resource Pages for This Sunday’s Message

Here are the downloadable resource pages for this Sunday’s message on Romans 10:1-21, “No More Sandcastles.” An outline, practical questions for life change, K-Group discussion questions, bonus notes and extra resources are included.  Romans_10.1-21-resource_pages.pdf Download this file