Humility is not a popular concept in our world today. It is seen as weakness in a culture that prizes self-esteem and validation. Unfortunately, these worldly attitudes about humility have leaked into and influenced the church, as well.
Far from being weakness, humility is the crucial virtue. Not only is it necessary for conversion and sanctification, but from its soil sprout the fruit of the Spirit. Yet many Christians are unaware of this crucial connection, and do not see the implications of humility in witnessing, counseling, and preaching.
Gospel-Powered Humility argues that God has designed the gospel to provoke humility. In this vital book William Farley proves that humility, often the least emphasized virtue, is in reality the chief and most necessary virtue. If humility truly matters, our Christian ministry should aim to not only encourage faith, but to encourage a faith that humbles sinners.
Read and learn how much humility does matter . . . and what we can begin to do about it.
Table of Contents:
Part One: The Problem
1. “There It Is”
2. Convincing the Patient
Part Two: The Gospel That Humbles
3. Humbled by the Wrath of God
4. Humbled by Final Judgment
5. Humbled by the Sinfulness of Sin
6. Humbled by Faith Alone
7. Humbled by the History of Preaching
Part Three: Becoming a Worker Who Humbles!
8. The Fear of Man Is a Snare
9. The Power of a Humble Leader
William P. Farley is the senior pastor of Grace Christian Fellowship, a non-denominational Evangelical church in Spokane, Washington. This award-winning author’s writing experience is extensive and diversified. Bill and his wife, Judy, live in Spokane, Washington. They have five children and ten grandchildren.
"In The Holiness of God, R.C. Sproul says that the reason he wrote a book on holiness was a deep awareness of his own lack of holiness. Similarly, William Farley wrote this book out of an awareness of his lack of humility. . . . Gospel Powered Humility carefully grounds humility in the good news of the gospel. This is a book that will teach and convict every believer." — Tim Challies