The Core Values of The Gospel Project
In this video Ed Stetzer discusses the core values of The Gospel Project.
Deep but not Dry
We believe its best to expect a lot out of The Gospel Project user. We don’t need to go only as deep as the least knowledgeable person in the group. We may have to “cut up the meat” for new believers and make sure the truth is accessible, but the important thing is that everyone has been fed sufficiently.
God is the primary actor in the grand narrative of Scripture, and the gospel of Jesus Christ is the climax of that story. We approach the OT as Jesus did: all the Scriptures testify to Him. We approach NT ethics and commands as implications that flow from the gospel – Christ crucified and raised.
Being Christ-centered naturally rings our focus to the overarching story that the Bible tells in four parts: Creation/Fall/Redemption/Restoration. This helps us connect the dots in the great story that tells the truth about our world and provides a hope filled outlook on our world because of the future God has promised.
Telling the story of the Bible is impossible without leading to mission, as the gospel reveals the heart of our missionary God and His desire to save people from every tribe, tongue, and nation. Keeping the focus on how the gospel leads us to mission is a crucial aspect of how we apply the Bible to our lives.