Nothing is as important to the life of the church as that its members know Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. How we understand him, his work, and his relationship to the church determines everything we do.
When we preach the gospel clearly and understand it to undergird all of the work that the church does, our churches will flourish. When we fail to understand the gospel and its implications for all of life, our churches may grow in numbers, but they will die spiritually. These posts outline how the gospel works in the life of the church, and highlight how deep our need for God is. If we don't get this right, every other post we write is pointless.