Thursday, June 10, 2010

What it really means

Ray Ortlund offers a fine description of gospel-centered ministry. Here's a sample:
A gospel-centered church holds together two things. One, a gospel-centered church preaches a bold message of grace — so bold that it becomes the end of the law for all who believe. Not our performance but Christ’s performance for us. Not our sacrifices but his sacrifice for us. Not our superiority but only his worth and prestige. The good news of substitution. The good news that our okayness is not in us but exterior to us in Christ alone. Climbing down from the high moral ground, because only Christ belongs up there. That message, that awareness, that clarity. Every Sunday.
Amen.

2 Comments:

Blogger Bob said...

Ray Ortlund rocks!

5:36 PM, June 11, 2010  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

Yes, indeed.

9:58 PM, June 11, 2010  

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