Tim Chester– Reforming Joy: A Conversation between Paul, the Reformers, and the Church Today

Posted On September 27, 2018

On today’s Equipping You in Grace Episode, Dave Jenkins and Tim Chester discuss the Reformation and how it continues affects the Christian life and ministry today, along with his book, Reforming Joy: A Conversation Between Paul, the Reformers, and the Church Today (Crossway, 2018).

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • How the Reformation was a rediscovery of joy in the Lord.
  • Why it’s important that during the Reformation ultimate authority in Scripture alone was rediscovered and clearly.
  • The dangers of relativism and subjectivism inside and outside the church.
  • The significance of Luther’s discovery of the righteousness of God for his own life and for the Reformation as a whole.
  • Why the rediscovering of preaching the gospel during the Reformation was so essential, along with implications for this rediscovery in our own day.
  • Why the doctrine of adoption Is central to a robust understanding of the gospel and how Christians can grow in their knowledge of this doctrine today.
  • What it looks like in practice for Christians to walk in the Holy Spirit.
  • Connections between Galatians, the Reformation, and the Holy Spirit.

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