THE HEART OF THE GOSPEL: GOD’S SON GIVEN FOR YOU, by Sinclair B. Ferguson

Published on April 22, 2016 by Joshua Centanni

P&R, 2015 | 24 pages

You find true gospel preaching only when you find a preacher who understands that to preach the gospel he must preach Christ. To preach Christ is to preach doctrine, of course, but there is something warmly distinct about preaching that focuses on our Lord himself, preaching that sets forth the gospel robustly in explicit relation to Jesus. All who have heard Sinclair Ferguson recognize that he is indeed this kind of warm-hearted gospel preacher, and in this little booklet Ferguson models this preaching for us with a rich exposition of Romans 8:32.

“He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?”

Here in wonderfully concise statement yet in comprehensive sweep the apostle Paul tells us of the love of God who sent his Son to secure every saving blessing for us in his death.

Ferguson traces this out as follows:

A Glorious Statement of the Gospel
How Do We Know God is For Us?
The Action of the Father

Unsparing
The Echo of Mount Moriah
The Echo of the Servant of the Lord
The Request to Be Spared
The Love of the Father

The Experience of the Son

The Substitute Who Was Delivered Up
The Father Who Delivered Him Up
The Giver and the Given Up

The Logic of the Gospel

Heartily recommended. Buy ’em by the case, and keep them available to your church!

 

Fred Zaspel

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The Heart of the Gospel

P&R, 2015 | 24 pages