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Discover what Scripture has to say about missions, prayer, pain, suffering, and godly living with the Gospel Meditations Series. Evangelical in nature, these gospel-saturated readings are a great way to daily reflect on God’s Word. Each meditation contains a biblical verse, suggested Scripture reading, and brief exposition.

In the Logos edition, these volumes are enhanced by amazing functionality. Scripture citations link directly to English translations, and important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Key Features

  • Presents five months of Scripture meditations
  • Provides practical and biblical applications
  • Includes the authors’ personal reflections

Product Details

  • Title: Gospel Meditations Series
  • Authors: Chris Anderson and Joe Tyrpak
  • Series: Gospel Meditations
  • Publisher: Church Media Works
  • Volumes: 5
  • Pages: 396
  • Christian Group: Evangelical
  • Resource Type: Devotionals
  • Topic: Practical living

Individual Titles

Gospel Meditations for Men

  • Authors: Chris Anderson and Joe Tyrpak
  • Series: Gospel Meditations
  • Publisher: Church Works Media
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 67

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This volume includes 31 devotional articles that explain the gospel and how to apply it to the everyday lives of single men, husbands, and fathers.

A full month of meaty, masculine meditations. This is a wonderful resource for men seeking to deepen their understanding and build spiritual stamina. Each day’s reading is a rich feast. Devotional material of this quality for men is extremely hard to come by. I’m grateful for the obvious care and energy that Chris Anderson and Joe Tyrpak have brought to this project.

—Phil Johnson, executive director, Grace to You

The gospel is as necessary for daily life as it is for eternal life. This profound truth is made personal and accessible in Gospel Meditations for Men. Chris and Joe have helped us to see the glory of the Shepherd in the grace of the gospel. They have walked the trail ahead of us and left us a daily summary of the glory they discovered. The soul food they have prepared is both sweet and nourishing. Thank you, brothers!

—Sam Horn, president, Central Baptist Theological Seminary

Chris and Joe have co-authored a delightful and helpful little book of daily meditations. This is not one of those trendy Reformed ‘the Bible says all men have to act like John Wayne or cavemen with better table manners’ kind of productions. Many of the devotions are simply gospel expositions, and those which have a male specific orientation are on topics like lust, where male psychology is important.

—Carl Trueman, departmental chair of church history, Westminster Theological Seminary

Applying the gospel never gets old because we always need it. These fresh meditations serve men well

Andrew David Naselli, research editor for D.A. Carson

Gospel Meditations for Missions

  • Authors: Chris Anderson, Joe Tyrpak, David Hosaflook, J.D. Crowley, and Tim Keesee
  • Series: Gospel Meditations
  • Publisher: Church Works Media
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Pages: 87

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Gospel Meditations for Missions is a devotional book intended to stir ordinary Christians with the urgency of the Great Commission. Written by Chris Anderson, J.D. Crowley, David Hosaflook, Tim Keesee, and Joe Tyrpak, each of the 31 articles is biblical, warm-hearted, and centered on the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Some authors misconstrue what the Christian mission really is. Not Anderson, Crowley, Hosaflook, Keesee, and Tyrpak, however. They define, defend and describe biblical mission in ways as arresting and unique as their names. And in so doing they deepen both our understanding of what God is doing in the world and our desire to join Him in the doing of it! This book is something. Buy it; read it; pray it; and commend it to a friend.

David J. Hesselgrave, professor emeritus of mission, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

There is nothing happening in this world that is more important than the mission of Jesus Christ. Nothing. What Christ is doing through the Church to call out a people for His name’s sake is the centerpiece of God’s plan for this age and should be the focal point of every believer’s life. Gospel Meditations for Missions is a tremendous resource to challenge and strengthen us about our place in God’s global pursuit of his glory through the gospel of his Son. Take a month to feed your soul and fuel your heart by meditating on what Christ wants done and is doing among the nations!

—David M. Doran, pastor, Inter-City Baptist Church

Can we do missions without meditating on the gospel? Of course not. And yet, how many well-meaning, mission-minded saints go off into the harvest having failed to prepare their own hearts with due consideration of the Good News? Too many I fear. Gospel Meditations for Missions helps us slow down to consider what is of first importance that we might hold this treasure more fully in our clay hearts. I joyfully commend it.

Thabiti Anyabwile, senior pastor, First Baptist Church of Grand Cayman

By almost any standard—the intentionality of local churches to train, assess, and prepare prospective missionaries; the length of time it takes a missionary to raise support; the little sense of gospel partnership we have with the missionaries we do support—Western Christians don’t do missions very well. The reason we don’t do missions well is that we have not thought about missions well. This book has our poor thinking about missions in its crosshairs.

Matthew C. Hoskinson, pastor, First Baptist Church in New York

The Christian’s love for the gospel must be rekindled by spending time meditating on the gospel. The writers of this little book are striving to live gospel-centered lives, and their insights will stir your affections as you read them.

—Will Galkin, leader, Galkin Evangelistic Ministries

J.D. Crowley has lived in Asian cultures all his life. After 12 years of pastoring in Hawaii, he went to Cambodia in 1994 to do linguistic and mission work among the indigenous minorities there. He is the author of The Tampuan/Khmer/English Dictionary and Khmer commentaries on Matthew and Romans.

David Hosaflook went to Albania in 1992 on a short-term mission trip. Almost two decades later, he’s still there, helping to evangelize people and plant churches in the wake of what was the most oppressive communist regime in eastern Europe. He loves Albanian history and will soon publish The Siege of Shkodra, a work on the Ottoman/Christian struggle in Albania.

Tim Keesee is the director of Frontline Missions International, an organization committed to advancing the gospel in the world’s difficult places by developing sustainable platforms for work and witness. He is the executive producer of the missions documentary series Dispatches from the Front. He has authored numerous books and articles on history, politics, and missions.

Gospel Meditations for Prayer

  • Authors: Chris Anderson, Joe Tyrpak, and Carl Trueman
  • Series: Gospel Meditations
  • Publisher: Church Works Media
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 67

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This volume includes 31 expositions of Scripture to inform and inspire Christians about the privilege of communing with God through the Lord Jesus Christ.

Brief and biblical, these 31 meditations are full of sharp edges. They lead us to pray as cross-bearing disciples of Christ. Yet Anderson, Tyrpak, and Trueman comfort us with Christ’s perfect grace for fallen people. So Gospel Meditations for Prayer is an encouraging book, but one designed to stretch you.

Joel Beeke, president, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary

Prayer is more than just talking to God or asking things from God. Such a truncated view of prayer overlooks the prior necessity of a relationship with God. That’s why a proper understanding of prayer requires a proper understanding of the gospel, that is, the message about having a relationship with God. This book by Chris Anderson, Joe Tyrpak and Carl Trueman is a signpost at the intersection of prayer and the gospel that provides practical direction on both subjects.

Don Whitney, author, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life

Rich in the Word and rich in Christ, Gospel Meditations for Prayer is soul-nourishing, prayer-inducing reading. Chris, Joe, and Carl point us to a great God who gives us great incentives to pray.

—Danny Brooks, pastor, Heritage Bible Church, Greer, SC

‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away,’ or so my mother told me as a boy. But a surer aphorism would be ‘a Scripture meditation a day keeps the devil at bay.’ And here, three tried and trusted men take you into the Scriptures and provide you with a brief meditation designed to be fodder for thought and prayer—an ideal method to begin each day for a month. Gospel-saturated insights designed for the likes of you and me.

Derek Thomas, senior minister, First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, SC

God’s people need the gospel, and God’s people need to pray. What a blessing to have a resource that brings those two things together!

—Jim Hamilton, associate professor of biblical theology, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

John Newton wrote, ‘Thou art coming to a King; large petitions with thee bring. For his grace and power are such, none can ever ask too much.’ Pray big. This devotional helps.

Andrew Naselli, assistant professor of New Testament and biblical theology, Bethlehem College and Seminary, Minneapolis, MN

Carl R. Trueman is pastor of Cornerstone Presbyterian Church in Ambler, Pennsylvania. He has received degrees from St. Catharine’s College in Cambridge, Massachusetts and the University of Aberdeen. Trueman is also professor of historical theology and church history and Paul Wooley Chair of Church History at Westminster Theological Seminary. He has authored several books and was editor of Themelios from 1998–2007.

Gospel Meditations for the Hurting

  • Authors: Chris Anderson and Joe Tyrpak
  • Series: Gospel Meditations
  • Publisher: Church Works Media
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Pages: 83

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This collection of 31 devotionals is aimed at comforting people going through a period of hurt—whether it’s physical, emotional, or spiritual. The devotionals include Scripture meditations and the authors’ personal reflections.

When Christians suffer (and we all do) we need comfort that is grounded in truth. We need to remember God and His ways, Christ and His work, eternity and its glories. Genuine consolation must be grounded in the teachings of Holy Scripture. Chris and Joe have given us a book of meditations that turn our hearts in the right direction. There are no false promises here, no empty platitudes—only a focus upon the genuine work that God is doing in His children. What comfort!

Kevin Bauder, research professor of systematic theology, Central Baptist Theological Seminary, Minneapolis, MN

These meditations are Word-centered prescriptions that blow away the meaningless Christian platitudes often used to mask unanswerable pain. Until that day when Christ Himself wipes away all tears from our eyes, the Scriptures provide strength, help, and hope in this broken world. Let this book guide you to Christ, the only sure and lasting refuge.

—Tim Keesee, executive director, Frontline Missions International

Gospel Meditations for Women

  • Authors: Chris Anderson and Joe Tyrpak
  • Series: Gospel Meditations
  • Publisher: Church Works Media
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 76

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Gospel Meditations for Women is a month-long devotional that focuses on Christian living. It addresses topics like singleness, marriage, and motherhood. Each day’s article includes Scripture reading, unpacks a portion of the passage, and concludes with an application to everyday life.

Wrestling with guilt and frustration, far too many Christian women are living below the privileges of their spiritual inheritance. The solution is not found in any strengthened resolve of duty, but rather in having souls settled in the blessed liberty of Christ through the sweet enjoyment of the gospel. A union of sound doctrine and practical teaching, Gospel Meditations for Women beautifully highlights those unbinding messages of grace that so powerfully ignite joyful passion for Christ and holy living. What an invaluable resource for the Church!

—Holly Straton, women’s conference speaker

Apart from gospel grace, God’s instructions to his children are weights that drown us. But in Christ, we experience something uniquely different. The yoke that should weigh us down instead is light and easy. But that is only possible through constant meditation on all Christ has accomplished for us on the cross and how that empowers us to be like Him. I love the daily lessons in Gospel Meditations for Women on what gospel grace looks like in our churches, our homes, our relationships, and most importantly within ourselves. We can never meditate on the gospel too much or over apply it in our own lives.

Wendy Alsup, author, By His Wounds You Are Healed

Gospel Meditations for Women is richly biblical, richly Christ-entranced, and richly gospel-centered. The manner in which Pastors Anderson and Tyrpak condense so much thought-provoking and worship-inducing content, into such a readable form, is truly a marvel. This slim book provides fertile matter for thought, reflection, prayer and action. I’m glad to commend it, without reservation, to sisters in Christ—and I’d suggest their husbands sneak a peek whenever they can, too!

Dan Phillips, pastor, Copperfield Bible Church, Houston, TX

About the Authors

Chris Anderson is the senior pastor at Killian Hill Baptist Church. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Bible from Bob Jones University in 1994, and a Master of Arts in Bible from Bob Jones University Seminary in 1997. Chris enjoys writing and is the author of many of the hymns on ChurchWorksMedia.com. Several of his texts have been published as octavos and recorded. He has written for a number of publications and also writes various and sundry thoughts on his blog, My Two Cents.

Joe Tyrpak has served as a pastor at Tri-County Bible Church in Madison, Ohio since 2005. He earned a bachelor’s degree in graphic design, briefly worked in the industry, taught design, and he has a lifelong interest in the art of animation. Joe completed his Master of Divinity at BJU in 2005, and he is currently finishing his Doctor of Ministry in applied theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Louisville) under the direction of Jim Hamilton.