Eric Alexander’s great concern in Our Great God and Saviour is that Christians should know how rich they are in their gracious God and Saviour, and in his perfect work of salvation. Each study brings out a fresh aspect of this theme, as we contemplate in turn the character of God, the salvation of God, and the church of God.
In words which the author quotes from the works of the Puritan Stephen Charnock: ‘If rich men delight to sum up their vast revenues, to read over their rentals, to look upon their hoards, how much more should the people of God please themselves in seeing how rich they are in having an immensely full and all-sufficient God as their inheritance.’ These warm and pastorally-directed studies will provide satisfying food for the hearts and minds of Christian readers everywhere.
Table of Contents:
|Foreword by Sinclair B Ferguson|
|PART ONE – THE CHARACTER OF GOD|
|1||The Greatness of God (Isa 40)||3|
|2||The Holiness of God (Isa 6)||19|
|3||The Sovereignty of God (Acts 4:23–31)||31|
|4||The Faithfulness of God (Psa 89)||45|
|5||The Grace of God (Rom 8:32)||57|
|PART TWO – THE SALVATION OF GOD|
|6||Regeneration: Beginning with God (John 3)||67|
|7||Justification: The Glorious Good News of Grace (Gal 2:15–21)||83|
|8||Substitution (Isa 52:13–53:12)||89|
|9||Sanctification: ‘Changed from Glory into Glory’ (2 Cor 3:18)||97|
|10||The Security of the Believer (John 10:14–30)||107|
|11||Glorification: Attaining the Goal (Rom 8)||115|
|PART THREE – THE CHURCH OF GOD|
|12||The Purpose of the Church (1 Pet 2:4–10)||129|
|13||Ministry in the Church (Eph 4:7–16)||139|
|14||God’s Fellow-Workers, or, Four Laws for Christian Service (1 Cor 3:1–15)||151|
|15||A Plea for Revival (Psa 89)||171|
|16||Lessons for the Church on Earth from the Church in Heaven (Rev 21, 22)||185|
Eric J. Alexander is a minister of the Church of Scotland. From 1977–1997, he was senior minister of St. George’s Tron Church in the center of Glasgow. Since then, he has traveled widely preaching and teaching at conferences and seminaries. On two occasions, he was the expositor at the Triennial Urbana Conference of IVCF.