Beeke, Joel R.; Payne, Mathew N.; & Yuille, J. Stephen
For millennia Christians have meditated on, prayed for, sang about, and sought to put the grace of the gospel on display in their own lives, all for the glory of God. This book shows readers why they need the grace of the gospel and how they have been made recipients of this remarkable grace. Unfolding the rich tapestry of the grace of the gospel, the authors examine what the gospel is and what it is not, providing an important guide for all Christians and enabling them to better understand the wonderful gospel of Jesus Christ.
Contributors include Stephen Myers, Jon Payne, Joel Beeke, Greg Salazar, David Hall, Rob McCurley, Josh Buice, and Mark Kelderman.
Table of Contents:
The Purpose of the Gospel
1. The Gospel Need —Stephen Myers
2. The Gospel Planned —Jon Payne
The Proclamation of the Gospel
3. The Essence of the Gospel —Joel Beeke
4. The Grace of God in the Gospel —Greg Salazar
5. Apostolic Preaching and the Gospel —David Hall
The Precedents of the Gospel
6. Ceremonial Shadows and the Gospel —Rob McCurley
7. Gospel-Inspired Gratitude —Josh Buice
The Power of the Gospel
8. Gospel Empowerment —Josh Buice
9. The Gospel Results —Rob McCurley
10. The Gospel Hope —Mark Kelderman
Joel R. Beeke is president and professor of systematic theology and homiletics at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary (PRTS), and a pastor of the Heritage Reformed Congregation in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Josh Buice serves as the pastor of Pray’s Mill Baptist Church in Douglasville, Georgia, and is leader of the G3 Conference.
David W. Hall serves as the senior pastor of Midway Presbyterian Church (PCA). He is a graduate of Covenant Theological Seminary and Whitefield Theological Seminary.
Mark Kelderman is dean of students and spiritual formation as well as assistant professor and chair of the biblical counseling program at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. He is a graduate of PRTS.
Robert McCurley is pastor of Greenville Presbyterian Church, Free Church of Scotland (Continuing) in Greenville, South Carolina.
Stephen Myers is associate professor of historical theology for the PhD program at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi, and the University of Edinburgh.
Jon Payne serves as pastor of Christ Church Presbyterian in Charleston, South Carolina. He is a graduate of Clemson University, Reformed Theological Seminary, and the University of Edinburgh, New College.
Greg Salazar is associate professor of historical theology for the PhD program at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. He is also an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) currently serving the Trinity PCA in Hudsonville, Michigan.
“What subject is more gripping for every Christian than the grace of the gospel? Preachers who need to illustrate and clarify their sermons, new Christians taking their first steps following our Lord, believers who fear they are getting lukewarm and long again for a burning heart. This book is for us all. Meet again the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ! Let it confront you and inspire you so that you soar with wings as an eagle. You can! Sit quietly and consider these inspiring exhortations.” — Geoffrey Thomas, author of Everyone’s Invited
“To have a grasp of the gospel is our most vital need. To be clear as to what the gospel is and what are its implications will enable you to live the life God intended for you. To preach the gospel to yourself every day is good medicine, and The Grace of the Gospel, edited by Joel Beeke, will help you do that. Think of this book as a gospel primer, covering all aspects of God’s redemptive message of salvation to needy sinners. Rich and satisfying!”— Derek W. H. Thomas, senior minister, First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, South Carolina