Posted tagged ‘Good News’

Good News, NOT Good Advice

September 30, 2009

The gospel is good news, not good advice.  And this fact has tremendous implications on how the gospel is proclaimed and lived out as the people of God.

In his sermon, “Gospel-Centered Ministry,” Tim Keller directs us to the sure words of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones in his exposition of 1 Corinthians 15.  Keller, quoting Lloyd-Jones, explained the significant difference between the gospel being goods news versus good advice:

“Advice is counsel about something that hasn’t happened yet, but you can do something about it.  News is a report about something that has happened which you can’t do anything about because it has been done for you and all you can do is respond to it.”

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