Carl Trueman has a great blog post on why the gospel message is not sufficient for the continuation of the gospel to future generations. He’s right. (HT: JT)
I learned this a lot at Capitol Hill Baptist Church. God gives us not only the message, but the structure in which to preserve, propagate, and portray that message.
That’s why two of Mark Dever’s books are titled, A Display of God’s Glory (free pdf here) and The Church: The Gospel Made Visible. You can see my reflections on A Display of God’s Glory here.
I commend Carl Trueman’s post, Mark Dever’s books, and the content on the 9marks.org website to you to think about these things.