Bryan Chapell Bible tells us, "Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners" (1 Tim. 1:15). That is good news. That's the gospel. Bryan Chapell provides a summary of the biblical gospel: What God requires, he provides; what God provides, he perfects; and whom God perfects, he uses.
D. A. Carson and Timothy Keller Gospel-centered ministry is biblically mandated. It is the only kind of ministry that addresses human need as God sees it, reaches out in unbroken lines to other centuries and cultures, and makes central what Jesus himself establishes as central.
Mike Bullmore All of Scripture has been born of great divine initiative. In this sense, the gospel is a cause of biblical revelation. While Scripture itself is not the gospel, all Scripture is related to the gospel, and the gospel is Scripture's reason for being.
Ligon Duncan and Thabiti Anyabwile Christians may fall into either error: assigning either too little or too much importance to baptism and the Lord's Supper. In doing so, we risk losing the beauty and richness of commands that Jesus himself instituted and that Christian churches have celebrated for nearly 2,000 years. The solution is to embrace a biblical understanding that immerses us deeply in the gracious and efficacious work of our Lord Jesus Christ on behalf of sinners.
Sandy Willson One of the most offensive doctrines in our day is the Bible's teaching on the uniqueness of Jesus Christ as the way to eternal life. And yet, the one who has discovered the love of God in the redeeming work of Jesus Christ is actually not shocked that God has provided only one way to be saved; rather he is increasingly confounded and befuddled that God provided any way at all!
Stephen Um The Bible's message promotes not self-mastery but the authority of grace. Authority belongs in the first place to God and his gracious self-donation to us. The Bible introduces the undisputed reality of the authority of God, his Word, and of truth revealed by him. Therefore, the theme of the kingship of God is one of the central and key motifs in all of Scripture.
Philip Graham Ryken It is only when we recognize how desperate our situation is from the legal standpoint that we can begin to understand the biblical doctrine of justification. Justification is central to the Christian gospel because it answers the fundamental question: How can a sinful human being be righteous before a holy God?
Kevin L. DeYoung Though we must make effort in our growth in godliness, the Spirit empowers through and through. The Bible is not a cheap infomercial telling us to change and then serving as an enthusiastic cheerleader: "You can do it!" We have a new strength at work by the Spirit. We can, by that same Spirit, begin to share in the qualities that are characteristic of God himself.