Passage: Romans 15:7 Speaker: Pastor Jon Kopp Series: The Gospel
Speaker: Jon Kopp - Ray Ortlund says that "Gospel doctrine creates a gospel culture. The doctrines of grace create a culture of grace, a social environment of acceptance and hope and freedom and joy. Jesus himself touches us through his truths to create a new kind of community. Without the doctrines, the culture alone is fragile. Without the culture, the doctrines alone appear pointless." This study has been adapted from Pastor Ortlund's book, articles, videos, sermons and interviews on the topic of gospel culture. His work is some of the most clear and helpful on the topic that I have found. The two resources I drew most heavily from were his book, The Gospel: How the Church Portrays the Beauty of Christ and the article, How to Build a Gospel Culture in Your Church.
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