If Jesus is not overflowing from your heart to your mouth in your preaching, start confessing out loud on a daily basis why he is so worthy of your worship and affections. As I did, I started telling her and others why I love her so much. In many ways it is a good book about speaking about Jesus but it is much more than that. This is one of the best, in-depth studies of the Gospel I've ever read. This book is due for release February 28th, and is available for purchase on Amazon. Un libro corto, claro, y necesario.
Many books on evangelism remind us what the gospel is and how it works in our lives, but Vanderstelt provides another critical element for the gospel to take root most fully in our lives—community. There is no one who has arrived and fully understands the language of the kingdom, but we should constantly be seeking to grow in love and wisdom empowered by the grace of God. I've been inspired in the past by Vanderstelt's view on missional community since I watched a video a decade or so ago on the Verge Network I think that's what it was called about Soma Community and their vision and mission. We are called to model being gospel fluent in our everyday lives, but we are also called to equip the church in gospel fluency through our teaching and preaching ministry. Vanderstelt is on to something.
I pray the Lord will help me to do much better. Within it is a clear, forthright overview of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the hope found in Him, and very clear examples of how the gospel of Christ informs each and every moment of existence. Third, this book is a simple, clear, concise read. For me, chapter 9 was an invaluable take-away from this book. My favorite parts were the practical examples of gospel-speaking.
If you aren't a Christian, I would highly recommend this book to you. But how should the gospel affect our lives after we believe? I think if I were to highlight anything, it would first and foremost be the excruciatingly explicit explanations of the gospel. Is it possible we have neglected to understand for ourselves how the good news of Jesus impacts every facet of our own lives? Though that means some pages might seem to be on an elementary level, all Christians can be challenged. There are 3 readings and reflections for each week. I am convinced it is that they lack love.
A fantastic read and a wonderful tool for engaging with people in an impactful way. The book argues well that being able to speak truths about Jesus into regular conversation starts with an appreciation of just how much God loves us and has done for us through the sacrifice of Christ and sanctification that follows. Understanding at least beginning to! Becoming fluent in the gospel happens the same way—after believing it, we have to intentionally rehearse it to ourselves and to others and immerse ourselves in its truths. وفي أن الفرد دولة مصغرة والدولة جسـم كبير, وأن ما يسعد الدولة يسـعد الفرد، وأن الرجل الكـامل — المثـل الأعلى — هو الذي تحكم عقله في شهواته, وانقادت حماسته إلى حكمته, وعاش ومات في خدمة المجموع. Belief must first start within our own hearts, for we cannot give to others what we have not first received. Some of that is basic as many of his readers may not even have a fundamental understanding of the Gospel, but anyone will enjoy when he illustrates how wonderful it is. Vanderstelt helpfully takes us to the very ground level and majors on telling stories from his own experiences, to demonstrate how gospel fluency manifests itself in real life.
Part of that is because he was trying to illuminate a system. This handbook is such an easy read which packs an unbelievable punch. They see the world differently. In other words, the net is cast all th Mr. And we miss opportunities to really love people and share the love of God with them. You can connect with Jeff at his website, JeffVanderstelt. The writing is easy to read and simple which is good but it felt more like a good series of lectures then a well written book.
And how can we speak gospel truths into everyday issues of life? The stakes are so much higher. In this nine part video series, Jeff Vanderstelt provides a launching point into each week of the Gospel Fluency Handbook to help groups grasp the concepts and dive into the practice of becoming gospel fluent. Gospel Fluency is no exception. For those who are keenly aware and weighted down by a failure to connect the way gospel truths actually matter to everyday life. For those who are keenly aware and weighted down by a failure to connect the way gospel truths actually matter to everyday life.
It is so, so, so needed. We only need to learn the language of the gospel and begin to speak the truths of Jesus into the everyday stuff of our lives and the lives of others. I often find we are giving answers to questions people are not even asking or cramming information into hearts that are longing for love, not just facts. This book provides very useful tools teaching how to do this this effectively. He deserves the credit for what we do, not us.