In How the Gospel Brings Us All the Way Home, Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas explores Romans 8, which he calls “the best chapter in the Bible.” Here he finds an exposition of the steps through which God leads his people in the process of their salvation, but also loving counsel on such topics as prayer and resisting the Devil, as well as exhortations and comforts for weary pilgrims. Dr. Thomas begins at Romans 8:1 with “the best news imaginable”—believers’ just and deserved condemnation before God has been taken away by Jesus Christ’s work on the cross. He then contrasts earthly minded and spiritually minded people, showing that only those who are spiritually minded know life.
In Romans 8:29–30, he explores several steps in the process of salvation—foreknowledge, predestination, calling, justification, and glorification—which show God’s invincible purpose in redemption. Finally, he unfolds the powerful promise of the final few verses of Romans 8: nothing can separate those God has redeemed from his saving love. How the Gospel Brings Us All the Way Home is a powerful exploration of the manifold gifts the heavenly Father has lavished upon his people—and a preview of the greater inheritance that lies ahead.
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- Foreword by Sinclair B. Ferguson
- Preface by the author
- Exploration of Romans 8
- Counsel on various topics
- Title: How the Gospel Brings Us All the Way Home
- Author: Derek Thomas
- Publisher: Reformation Trust
- Publication Date: 2011
- Pages: 142
About Derek Thomas
Derek Thomas is the John E. Richards Professor of Systematic and Practical Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary and minister of teaching at First Presbyterian Church in Jackson, Miss. He is the author of The Storm Breaks: Job Simply Explained, Calvin’s Teaching on Job: Proclaiming the Incomprehensible God, and a contributor to Tabletalk magazine.