Saturday, April 4, 2009

The Transforming Power of the Gospel

I have often heard and read recommendations of the sermon, “The Expulsive Power of a New Affection,” by Puritan pastor, Thomas Chalmers – recommendations from people like Sinclair Ferguson and David Powlison.

But today was the first time I actually read the entire sermon for myself, and it struck me as one of the wisest, best, Biblically rich sermons I’ve ever read, explaining how believing the realities of the Gospel produces authentic transformation through God’s grace, because of Christ, and empowered by the Spirit.

It’s not an easy read, (which is more of a reflection on us and our times than on Pastor Chalmers and the Puritans) -- but it’s well worth the time and effort. You can read it here.

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