Gospel in Life

Two for Tuesday – Porn, Sex, and the Gospel

By Donnie Berry / April 8, 2014

Two for Tuesday:
1. Porn, Sex, God, and the Gospel – Tim Chester
2. A Prayer for Dropping Our Pose – Scotty Smith
The gospel addresses the nitty gritty, everyday stuff of life. Struggles with lust, sexuality, and our failure is a big one. These articles point us to the root of our sin, and then point us to the compassionate, merciful love of God found in the gospel to broken souls.

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Two for Tuesday – Rethinking Progress and Grace in our Parenting

By Donnie Berry / April 1, 2014

Two for Tuesday:
1. Rethinking Progress by Tullian Tchividjian – We tend to measure spiritual growth progress mainly by behavioral improvement. Tchividjian argues that we need to rethink what progress really looks like. “When breathed in, the radical, unconditional, free grace of God reverses every natural instinct regarding what it means to spiritually “survive and thrive.” Only the “toxin” of God’s grace can reverse the way we typically think about Christian growth.”
2. How Grace Changes Relationships (Grace in Parenting, Families, and Our Own Lives) – Interview with Paul Tripp and Elyse Fitzpatrick – This 19-minute video is pure gold. It has the potential to transform how you parent, and to transform your own heart. Watch it! And then come back to it and watch it again and again.

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Two for Tuesday – Anger, Insecurity, and the Gospel

By Donnie Berry / March 25, 2014

Two for Tuesday:
1. Anger: The Image of Satan by Jonathan Dodson – Anger, complaining, grumbling, discontentment–all too common for most of us. Just a part of life, right? Dodson shows us how our anger and grumbling often reveal our belief in a false gospel–believing something other than Jesus will make us happy–better weather, better marital intimacy, a better job, whatever. He points us to the true gospel where we learn to trust God’s goodness (and find freedom from our anger) no matter what circumstances we may be facing.
2. The unparalleled Beauty of Christ by Britney Hamm – Ever feel insecure? Unhappy with your looks, your body, your hair, your clothes? Britney Hamm shares about her struggles and about how we tend to adopt strategies to “fix” ourselves that only reinforce our discontentment. She shows how freedom and joy are found, not in focusing on ourselves, but in becoming caught up in Jesus and his riches that are ours through the gospel.

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Two for Tuesday – Spiritual Disciplines and Experiencing the Gospel

By Donnie Berry / March 18, 2014

Two for Tuesday:
1. John Flavel on the Importance of Gospel Delight
2. Put Yourself in the Path of God’s Grace – David Mathis
Two great articles on the need to not just know but also to experience God’s love and grace deeply in our hearts. How does that happen? Only the Holy Spirit can do that work, but he has pathways of grace (spiritual disciplines) where he often travels, and these articles show us how we can step into the space where the Holy Spirit travels and encounter his grace anew.

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Two for Tuesday – Weakness, Marriage, and the Gospel

By Donnie Berry / March 11, 2014

Two for Tuesday:
1. It’s Okay to Not Be Okay by Tullian Tchividjian – Because we’re accepted and made perfectly perfect in Jesus, we can find freedom from trying to look strong and have it all-together.
2. You Never Marry the Right Person by Tim Keller – Marital compatibility is a myth. You didn’t marry the “right” person. And that’s not the point. The gospel is the point, and it’s in gospel love that you are transformed and can love deeply.

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Welcome to the “Gospel in Life” Blog

By Donnie Berry / March 6, 2014

The gospel is not just the message that saves us. It’s also the means by which we grow and mature as Christians. The aim of this blog is to help us become “fluent” in the gospel–helping us make connections between the gospel and the everyday stuff of life so that we become a community of people who “live in the good of the gospel daily.”

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