Shaped by the Gospel: Doing Balanced, Gospel-Centered Ministry in Your City

Paperback | March 15, 2016

byTimothy KellerContribution byMichael Horton, Dane Calvin Ortlund

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It is easy to assume that if we understand the gospel and preach it faithfully, our ministry will necessarily be shaped by it—but this is not true.  Many churches claim to be gospel-centered but do not have a ministry that is shaped by, centered on, and empowered through the gospel.  The implications of the gospel have not yet worked their way into the fabric of how that church does ministry. 

 

Gospel-centered ministry is more theologically driven than program driven. To pursue it, we must spend time reflecting on the essence, the truths, and the very patterns of the gospel itself.  The gospel is neither religion nor irreligion, but something else entirely—a third way of relating to God through grace. In Shaped by the Gospel, bestselling author and pastor Timothy Keller addresses several current discussion and conflicts about the nature of the gospel and shows how faithful preaching of the gospel leads to individual and corporate renewal.

 

This new edition contains the first section of Center Church in an easy-to-read format with new reflections and additional essays from Timothy Keller and several other contributors.

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It is easy to assume that if we understand the gospel and preach it faithfully, our ministry will necessarily be shaped by it—but this is not true.  Many churches claim to be gospel-centered but do not have a ministry that is shaped by, centered on, and empowered through the gospel.  The implications of the gospel have not yet worked t...

Timothy Keller is the founder and senior pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Reason for God and The Prodigal God. He has also mentored young urban church planters and pastors in New York and other cities through Redeemer City to City, which has helped launch over 200...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8.4 × 5.4 × 0.58 inPublished:March 15, 2016Publisher:ZondervanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780310520597

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Table of Contents

IntroductionPart 1: Gospel Theology1. The Gospel Is Not Everything2. The Gospel Is Not a Simple Thing3. The Gospel Affects EverythingReflection: What Is The Gospel? Michael HortonPart 2: Gospel Renewal4. The Need for Gospel Renewal5. The Essence of Gospel Renewal6. The Work of Gospel RenewalReflection: Renewal and Revival Response and Conclusion Timothy Keller