The Gospel is the fuel for the Christian life

I agree with Timmy Brister:

The centrality of the gospel has been and continues to be a driving theme in my life.  I’m grateful for how this crucial reality is articulated from so many brothers in my generation, not the least of which is Tullian Tchividjian.  Listen how he describes how the gospel is not just what ignites us as believers but fuels everything we do in the Christian life.

Peter serves as a pastor-teacher, at home and abroad, resourcing gospel-centred communities.

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  1. Enjoy these reflections on the Good News…..

    HOPE

    Not a ‘fond hope’ something just desired.
    Not a ‘hope against hope’, unlikely acquired,
    But a ‘living hope’ based on our Lord
    His death and resurrection, trustworthy word.

    Hope, not just a vague wish.
    Hope, not a ‘forlorn’ uncertain ‘ifish’,
    But steadfast and sure
    An anchor for the soul, secure.

    A hope of Heaven, of Paradise:
    Peace, no pain, fears, or vice.
    Then a New Heavens and Earth
    The Universe restored : new birth.

    We’ll meet our Lord, faith becoming sight
    Joining our loved ones to our delight;
    Unimagined possibility
    For service through eternity

    Forgiveness

    ‘Lifting’
    ‘Carrying’
    ‘Bearing’
    ‘Graciously dealing’
    ‘Sending away’, ‘loosing’.
    God is merciful, gracious
    Long suffering,
    Abundant in goodness
    And truth
    Mercy keeping
    For thousands
    Iniquity forgiving
    Transgressions blotting
    Guilt and sin pardoning.
    A sacrifice atoning
    For the penitent confessing,
    Wrath assuaging
    At the .mercy seat propitiating:
    Jesus our ransom, redeeming
    His death substituting
    Representing and justifying
    To God reconciling.
    The Father initiating,
    The Son accomplishing
    The Spirit convicting
    Remission applying,
    As we too are forgiving
    Of those who are offending,
    Against us who are sinning

    “Oh the depth of the knowledge of the grace of our Lord”

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