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Getting Explicit About the Gospel

Rick Warren said, "If you read only one book this year, make it this one. It's that important." The gospel is a message that never loses its relevancy and always needs retelling. I found Matt Chandler's The Explicit Gospel to be an awesome retelling of it. Chandler's explanation of the gospel is ultra-clear, and while I detect that hint of his Reformed leanings (to which he alludes a time or two), his book avoids extremes, stays between the theological rails, and at least …

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Israel – God’s Covenant People

"And I said unto her, Thou shalt abide for me many days; thou shalt not play the harlot, and thou shalt not be for another man: so will I also be for thee." -Hosea 3:3Scholars debate the construction of this verse, but it is clear that a covenant, a marital vow is being renewed. God has not only loved Israel through her spiritual adultery, not only through her rejection of Jesus as Messiah, but He loves her still. And one day He will renew His marriage vows to her. This was …

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