References:No concern is more vital to the church than the Gospel itself, the life-changing message of Christ that inspires worship, equips for service, enables fellowship, and compels outreach. "You will be my witnesses," said Jesus..."Go and make disciples of all peoples." While owing its very existence to the Gospel, the Church can be easily distracted from this fundamental calling. In keeping with this year's theme, "Evangelism In and Through the Local Church," conference addresses, question-answer sessions, and Bible expositions emphasized that the Gospel is less than a project or program and more the very heartbeat of a living church. The speakers expressed that the Gospel is not for unbelievers alone, but meant to engage the hearts and minds of believers as well.
The Hole in our Holiness is that we don't seem to care much about holiness. Or, at the very least, we don't understand it. And we all have our reasons too: Maybe the pursuit of holiness seems legalistic. Maybe it feels like one more thing to worry about in your already overwhelming life. Maybe the emphasis on effort in the Christian life appears unspiritual. Or maybe you've been trying really hard to be holy and it's just not working! Whatever the case, the problem is clear: too few Christians look like Christ and too many don't seem all that concerned about it. This is a book for those of us who are ready to take holiness seriously, ready to be more like Jesus, ready to live in light of the grace that produces godliness. This is a book about God's power to help us grow in personal holiness and to enjoy the process of