Session || Saturday Morning || Tim Keller – The Supremacy of Christ and the Gospel in a Postmodern World
“We never get beyond the gospel in our Christian life to something more advanced. The gospel is not the first step in a stairway of truths… The gospel is not just the minimum required doctrine necessary to enter the kingdom, but the way we make all progress in the kingdom.
We are not justified by the gospel and then sanctified by obedience, but the gospel is the way we grow (Gal. 3:1-3) and are renewed (Col. 1-6). It is the solution to each problem, the key to each closed door, the power through every barrier (Rom. 1:16-17). …The key to continual and deeper spiritual renewal and revival is the continual rediscovery of the gospel.”
NOTES (stuff that grabbed me):
This is the first time in Christian history the Church has had to evangelize to an inoculated culture (exposed to just enough Christianity to be familiar, but not deep). Our society is ex-Christian; Christianity has become a memory.
The gospel must recapture us and we must recapture the gospel if evangelism is to thrive in postmodernity.
The rest of my notes don’t really do this teaching justice. You should definitely check out the extended version.