Grace Bible Church

Gospel fluency : speaking the truths of Jesus into the everyday stuff of life / Jeff Vanderstelt ; foreword by Jackie Hill Perry.

By: Vanderstelt, Jeff, 1969- [author.]
Publisher: Wheaton, Illinois : Crossway, [2017]Copyright date: ©2017Description: 219 pages ; 22 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781433546037 (hardcover)Subject(s): Christian life | Christian life -- Biblical teachingOnline resources: Youtube video by author: Definition of a growing disciple. | www.gospelfluency.com
Contents:
Part 1: Gospel Fluency -- Everyone Is an Unbeliever -- Give Them Jesus -- Fluency -- Part 2: The Gospel -- The True Story -- Power for Salvation -- What’s Faith Got to Do with It? -- Part 3: The Gospel in Me -- Good News to Me -- The War of the Mind -- Fruit to Root -- Part 4: The Gospel With Us -- Eating to Remember -- He’s the Better -- The Hero of Our Story -- Part 5: The Gospel to Others -- Listen and Learn -- Show and Tell -- Grow in Love and Wisdom -- Conclusion.
Summary: flu·en·cy / noun :the ability to speak a language easily and effectively. Even if they want to, many Christians find it hard to talk to others about Jesus. Is it possible this difficulty is because we're trying to speak a language we haven't actually spent time practicing? To become fluent in a new language, you must immerse yourself in it until you actually start to think about life through it. Becoming fluent in the gospel happens the same way—after believing it, we have to intentionally rehearse it (to ourselves and to others) and immerse ourselves in its truths. Only then will we start to see how everything in our lives, from the mundane to the magnificent, is transformed by the hope of the gospel.--Publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Part 1: Gospel Fluency -- Everyone Is an Unbeliever -- Give Them Jesus -- Fluency -- Part 2: The Gospel -- The True Story -- Power for Salvation -- What’s Faith Got to Do with It? -- Part 3: The Gospel in Me -- Good News to Me -- The War of the Mind -- Fruit to Root -- Part 4: The Gospel With Us -- Eating to Remember -- He’s the Better -- The Hero of Our Story -- Part 5: The Gospel to Others -- Listen and Learn -- Show and Tell -- Grow in Love and Wisdom -- Conclusion.

flu·en·cy / noun :the ability to speak a language easily and effectively.

Even if they want to, many Christians find it hard to talk to others about Jesus. Is it possible this difficulty is because we're trying to speak a language we haven't actually spent time practicing?

To become fluent in a new language, you must immerse yourself in it until you actually start to think about life through it. Becoming fluent in the gospel happens the same way—after believing it, we have to intentionally rehearse it (to ourselves and to others) and immerse ourselves in its truths. Only then will we start to see how everything in our lives, from the mundane to the magnificent, is transformed by the hope of the gospel.--Publisher.

Added to GBC Library 25 February 2018.

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