The Gospel of Yes: We Have Missed the Most Important Thing About God. Finding It Changes Everything

The Gospel of Yes: We Have Missed the Most Important Thing About God. Finding It Changes Everything

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Author: Mike Glenn

Brand: WaterBrook Press

Number Of Pages: 240

Publisher: WaterBrook


Q & A with Author Mike Glenn

Q. How would you explain the title, The Gospel of Yes?

A. The scandalous good news of the gospel is "God is for us." That's the message Jesus brought to us. God's word to us is a resounding yes. The great yes of God echoes back to us in creation, in the call of Abraham, the Exodus, the missionary work of the early church--and ultimately and supremely in Jesus Christ. God's word to humanity is Yes! Yes to life and life more abundant; Yes to restoration and healing and Yes to eternity with Him.

Q. When did you realize there was a need to help people understand what it meant to live in Yes?

A. We have a Tuesday night worship experience called Kairos that focuses on young adults. In a lot of my conversation with these young adults, they would begin to tell me all of the things they had done wrong in their lives. They felt bad about their mistakes, but were failing in their efforts to simply avoid doing wrong. When I asked them what they were for, they had no idea what I was talking about. We started talking and preaching about the Yes we have Christ Jesus and when you know your yes (the person you are in Christ and the purpose for which you were created), then the No's of your life take care of themselves.

Q. How is your view of God shaped by living in Yes instead of No?

A. I have found it makes all the difference in how you live when you understand the grace of the Father is for your benefit as a person. God is committed to your success as any good father is. To understand that God is working for your good instead of sitting way up in heaven with a fist full of lightning bolts waiting for us to make a mistake, allows us to live in a joyful freedom I haven't been able to find anywhere else.

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EAN: 9780307730473

Release Date: 05-06-2012

Package Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.1 x 0.7 inches