Having exhorted messengers to place the “Gospel Above All” at the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting, SBC President J.D. Greear is aiming to mobilize Christians to take Gospel action in their homes, churches and communities.
Through the aptly named “Gospel Above All,” Greear leads an eight-session Bible study that includes videos featuring conversations with such Christian leaders as David Platt, Jen Wilkin, Walter Strickland, Vance Pitman, Rosaria Butterfield, Kevin Smith, Greg Laurie, and R. Albert Mohler Jr.
Greear, pastor of The Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, N.C., said the study is timely, not because Gospel Above All was the theme of June’s SBC annual meeting in Birmingham, Ala., but “because there are a lot of other things — good things, but secondary things — that compete with the one essential thing, which is the Gospel.”
“It’s the source and strength of our power. It’s what occupies our bandwidth. And when you peel back the layers, it’s what moves us and keeps us going,” Greear said.
The sessions, filmed in Nashville, Raleigh-Durham and Washington, D.C., cover the following topics:
— Gospel Above All (introduction): What does it mean to identify as a Gospel people, making the Gospel central to everything we do?
— Gospel Change: Why are we tempted to enact change through our flesh, rather than let the power of the Gospel work through us to achieve real transformation?
— Gospel Multiplied: How does the Gospel empower us to make disciples who make other disciples?
— Gospel Mission: Why should believing and living the Gospel compel us to share the Gospel?
— Gospel Grace: How do we balance truth and grace in carrying out the work of the Gospel?
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Source: Baptist Press