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Marriage - by Michael Phillips
The Gospel Changes Everything - Part 3
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Ephesians 5:22-32
Jan 10, 2010 pm - Today, with God's blessing, we will move on in our study called, The Gospel Changes Everything. I don't know who came up with the slogan, but it is Tim Keller, pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York, who made it popular. Much of what he says about it can be found in his book, Counterfeit Gods, which is one of the best books I know of. Without being childish or silly, it is an easy read, and well worth your time. The Gospel Changes Everything maybe hard to apply at times, but it is easy to explain. I've told you the big idea already, but it bears repeating: The Gospel is the power of God for salvation, and salvation is the believer's whole life. In other words, the Gospel fixes what's wrong with us. Other things promise to fix us, but they don't fix us-not what's really wrong with us and not for long. Let me illustrate. Is overeating a spiritual problem? It is-not obesity, but overeating. Do diet books and personal trainers help people to eat less and better? Most of them don't. The reason we have a million diet books on the market is because people have tried other ones, and failed. But some do work, don't they, some of the time? Sure they do. We've all known a few ... More >>>

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