Gospel Relevance

Gospel-Centered Resources For The Gospel-Driven Life

3 Truths to Cling to Amid Suffering

1. Jesus went through it first. Jesus Christ, being fully God and fully man, was tempted in every way as we are and suffered considerably more than we do. The Bible says that he was a man “familiar with sorrows” and “acquainted with “grief” (Isaiah 53:3). Jesus suffered not so that we wouldn’t have to, […]

Spurgeon’s Advice To Young Men

“People said to me years ago, ‘You will break your body down with preaching ten times a week,’ and the like. Well, if I have done so, I am glad of it. I would do the same again. If I had fifty bodies I would rejoice to break them down in service of the Lord […]

36 Purposes of God in Our Suffering

This post was originally adapted by Paul Tautges. Joni Eareckson Tada has given us many books on the subject of God’s tender care for His children in times of suffering. Joni strikes the chord of authenticity with us so well because suffering is the world she lives in 24/7, literally. My personal favorite is When […]

Why Read The Bible?

There are a myriad of reasons why we should have regular Bible reading time, but let me particularly encourage you to do so with a few verses from the Psalms. “The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple; the precepts of the […]

St. Augustine’s Testimony

While preaching at this year’s Passion 2012 Conference, John Piper said that, after the Apostle Paul, St. Augustine has had more influence for Christianity than anyone else. Shocking words, to say the least, but what is more shocking (and encouraging) is Augustine’s testimony on how he came to faith in Christ. He tells the story […]