To help students understand the implications of the gospel in their life and the life to come, Campus Fellowship has an annual class entitled, “The Gospel Class.” The “text book” for the class is The Prodigal God by Timothy Keller. The book is meant to showcase the gospel. Keller writes, “This short book is meant to lay out essentials of the Christian message, the gospel. It can therefore, serve as an introduction to the Christian faith of those who are unfamiliar with its teachings or who may have been away from them for some time.” The class and the class material are meant to come alongside The Prodigal God to “rediscover” four key doctrines: grace, sin, repentance and salvation.
I recently had the opportunity to teach this class to some students in Lincoln, Nebraska at Candlewood Church. Here are some of the resources that have helped in developing the class and will also serve as a means to go deeper. I hope it helps.
- Rediscovering Grace
- Rediscovering Sin
- Books: Confessions by Saint Augustine, Treatise Concerning Good Works by Martin Luther
- Articles: Idols of the Heart and Vanity Fair by David Powlison, We Become What We Worship by Tony Reinke, Two Ways to Live by Justin Taylor
- Messages: Source & Surface Idols by Matt Chandler, The Gospel & Idolatry by Tim Keller, You are What You Love by James K.A. Smith
- Rediscovering Repentance
- Rediscovering Salvation
UPDATE: Here is the audio from the class.