Last May 23-26, more than 3,500 people gathered in Hong Kong to celebrate the gospel and the 500 years of Protestant Reformation (1517-2017). This event was sponsored and organized by China Partnership, so most of the participants were Chinese Christians. There were some from the US and other Southeast Asian countries. I also met a few Filipinos.
The following sermon serves as my effort to summarize the nine messages they gave during the conference.
I emphasized in this sermon that the gospel is “the power of God for salvation” (Romans 1:16). But because we have such a limited view of salvation (like forgiveness of sins and going to heaven), we need to recover a broader biblical worldview. So, the gospel is the power of God…
- For treasuring the glories of Christ (Piper’s emphasis);
- For everyday life transformation (Tripp’s emphasis); and
- For bringing God’s Kingdom on earth (Pratt’s emphasis).
I don’t have a readable manuscript (yet?) of this sermon. But you may read Jackson Wu’s overview and commentary on the three plenary speakers here.