Below is a list of resources that will help you share the good news of God’s grace. Whether you’re a preacher, Sunday School teacher, discussion leader, parent, or simply someone with a desire to help others, these resources will equip you to do two things with the gospel of grace: (i) tell people what it is, and (ii) tell people what it isn’t.
What IS the gospel of grace?
Are you looking for a quick introduction to the gospel of grace? Try these;
- Article: How to recognize the hyper-grace gospel
- Article: Is hypergrace biblical?
- Article: Who are the hyper-grace preachers?
- Article: What is the gospel in one word, two words?
- Article: By which gospel are you saved?
- Article: What is the good news?
- Ebook: Out of the Jungle: Why the Good News May be the Best News You Never Heard! (free for subscribers!)
- Ebook: Who’s Your Daddy? (also free!)
- Ebook: What makes the new covenant new? (ditto)
Looking for something more substantial, like a 5-10 week course? I strongly recommend The Gospel in Ten Words. This book has ten chapters covering ten aspects of our identity in Christ. This book has been used in many churches all over the world to establish believers in their Christ-given identity. A good way to teach it is to focus on one word per week discussing the questions found in the study guide.
What ISN’T the gospel of grace?
Sometimes a positive is accentuated by a negative. To help people distinguish grace from works, I recommend:
- Article: How to recognize a mixed-grace gospel
- Article: 8 signs that a church does not get grace
- Article: Seven signs you might be under law
- Article: How do we pervert the gospel of grace?
- Table: 20 differences between the mixed- and hyper-grace gospels (pdf)
Are you looking for something more substantial? Then check out Part B of The Hyper-Grace Gospel which covers 12 myths and misperceptions some have about the gospel of grace.
Where can I find good visual aids?
Check out E2R’s Grace Gallery or E2R’s Facebook and Instagram pages
How to teach grace?
Very carefully! As far as possible, live at peace with everyone (Rom. 12:18). For more, check out “How to teach the gospel of grace.”
What if I’m asked a tough question?
Preach grace and you will encounter questions – some innocent, and some not so innocent. You won’t know all the answers, but don’t panic! Let the Holy Spirit be your teacher.
I have found that when we are wearing the right lenses, namely, the finished work of the cross, the Word of God comes into sharp focus. Scriptures that used to puzzle you or that you thought needed “balancing” with contrary scriptures, become crystal clear. I strongly encourage you to take all your questions to the Lord and his Word.
If you are looking for a resource that addresses common grace questions, I recommend The Gospel in Twenty Questions. This book covers more than 200 frequently-asked questions about the gospel of grace. You can also find dozens of common questions covered in E2R’s Greatest Hits series.
But how do I share this message with unbelievers?
I’m so glad you asked! If you’re looking for something that’s free of Christianese and deep theological debates, I highly recommend my new book Stuff Jesus Never Said. It’s a book of pictures, and everybody loves pictures, right? And these pictures are funny. I can say that because we have been testing these on FB readers for years. I guarantee they will stimulate discussion about the goodness of God.
“I’ve seen those memes. Sure, they’re funny. But I need more than a picture.” In this book each picture is accompanied by a short chapter. The meme tells you what Jesus didn’t say, while the text tells you what he did say.
I know teachers who have turned these memes into visual aids for their discussion groups and parents who have shared this book with their pre-teen children. It works!
What about copyright?
You are welcome to share the resources found on this website with your friends, small group, or church at no cost, provided you include a clear attribution and link (eg: Source: Paul Ellis, escapetoreality.org). If you wish to reproduce material for commercial purposes, please see the sharing options on this page. If you need a bio for Paul Ellis, see this page.
How do I know if my message is bearing fruit?
- Article: The test of your gospel
- Article: Are you religious?
- Article: 8 signs of a hyper-grace church
What else you got?
Thank you Paul!
Just this week I was wondering how,with all the books and stuff I have on grace( many are yours!)-I could maybe have a house group meeting- with the focus being teaching/debating on this wonderful gospel of grace-and thinking “how can I focus it all so as to get the message across clearly and concisely-I think you have answered my prayer. Cheers!
Maybe “Grace Groups” could be set up all over-who knows?
There are many wonderful entries on your site, and I do enjoy reading the comments sections on you various blogs. But I also have a different interest. While sharing the grace + nothing Gospel and interpreting all scripture through the cross, I sometimes get stumped.
Do you have a blog that is just for questions and answers on specific verses?
I mean I usually like the the discussions between “grace + works” promoters and yourself. But no offense to them, but I’m 61 years old. Been in church my most of my life (my father was a pastor), and frankly I could go to many churches in this town and hear their hope draining message based on performance, guilt, and fear. If I wanted to seek the counsel of performance based religion I would have an abundant number of resources.
I’m looking for a blog where I can share a question, and hear your thoughts. I really don’t need their input. That I already know, for the most part anyway.
The best place to post a question is E2R’s Facebook page, for two reasons: (1) get asked more questions that I can answer, (2) E2R readers have a lot of wisdom!
Brother Paul, I am so blessed by your blog, learn many new things about His abundance of Grace and His gift of no condemnation. Brother, can you please suggest me a list of Grace Teaching School/College? Thank you, may you receive all the blessings of Deuteronomy 28.
I recommend Andrew Wommack’s Charis Bible College.
Thank you so much. Brother Paul, can also please suggest me any grace-based Bible commentary book(s) for OT and NT which I can study for myself and share to others as well. Thank you so much in advance, I pray that you will unveil more and more about Jesus to the world.
I recommend these books. Update: You may also be interested in my new Grace Commentary.
Thank you so much for allowing God’s grace flow unhindered in your teachings. Your materials have been a tremendous blessing to me personally and to the church I pastor and every where I have gone to minister of late. God bless you tremendously!
I am called Victorine Munyar Njini,from Cameroon. I am a Christian and a believer when it comes to the message of grace. I started listening to grace preachers since 2006 and the eyes of my understanding has been enlightened. I came in contact with this website and to me is like wahooo, very rich with great materials that can enhance growth. Thanks so much.
I think this is going to Polish up my faith based gospel of grace. I will like to study more with you
I was introduce to your teaching on grace
Thanks for being a blessing to millions of Christians out there. Only heaven knows how much we appreciate the Jesus in you and us. Most of what we teach on our daily radio program are materials from you, Andrew Wommack and JP.
My wife and I recently joined Patreon. Since we are Missionaries, do we have access to the free materials that you have made available to pastors?
The automatic welcome email you received when you signed up to Patreon should have links to various resources such as study notes, classic sermons, draft chapters, and bonus materials. If you did not get that, message me via Patreon and I’ll sort it out. In addition, there are some pastor-only resources here on E2R that anyone in ministry (including missionaries) can access. Thanks for your support.
I have CD which I purchased many years ago. Tried to play today but CD is vacant. Title was Terms of the covenant
Sorry to hear that Betsy, but we don’t produce CDs. Perhaps you got it from someone else?