the Explicit Gospel

jordantmoody —  July 12, 2012 — 3 Comments

This is the new book I am currently reading. It is simple and yet profound all at the same time. I have heard the gospel many of times and oftentimes it becomes old to me. One point of the gospel that he mentioned in this book really stuck out to me this time.

Matt Chandler says, “What if the Bible isn’t about us at all? What if we aren’t the story of God’s revelation?”

We aren’t all we think we are cracked up to be. The gospel is not about us and has never been about us. God is not lonely in need of fellowship from us and that is certainly not the reason he sent His Son to die on the cross for us. The reason behind the gospel is God glorifying His name. “The Bible is for us, but it’s not about us.”




I'm a Pastor/Teaching Elder at Hope Fellowship Church in New Ipswich, NH.

3 responses to the Explicit Gospel


    I’ve been reading Explicit Gospel too. Its pretty good, but maybe not the best of the gospel. I like The Gospel For Real Life, Bridges, best. Still a good read tho.


      I know what you are saying. I think he does a good job with making the gospel seem real. He connects well. But you can tell he isn’t as learned or intelligent as other writers, which in turn makes him more effective in reaching the lost.

    bobbyemberley July 22, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Haven’t read this book, but the concept of the Bible being mainly about God and the unfolding of his sovereign plan has really transformed the way I view Scripture. Good stuff!

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