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.
“This book, as its title suggests, is a brief exposition of what Chris¬tians often refer to as ‘the person and work of Christ.’ Its focus is on some of the different ways in which the Bible portrays Christ’s identity and describes His ministry. The chapters are by no means exhaustive. They cover only seven of the many descriptions of Jesus found in the Bible, and none of those descriptions is treated exhaustively. So these pages are meant as a taster, a beginning exploration. Our joint prayer is that they will help some who are not yet Christians, be an eye opener to those who already are, serve as an encouragement for mature believers, and be a pleasure for all who love Christ.” – Alistair Begg and Sinclair Ferguson