God Centered Life
Get Over Yourself: You Can Rely on God, Part 2
November 23, 2020
Gideon is filled with the Spirit and reassured by God, so he is ready to go to battle against the Midianites with all his troops. Except God has different plans. He wants a smaller army so that Israel understands that it is God who wins the battles. Today, we think that the size of our church or the degrees we have after our name are the things that count. What really counts is the character of God.
7 Days to Change Your Life: Find Focus Through Intentional Living
When did being “too busy” and “going through the motions” become a way of life? It’s no surprise that the rush between meetings and e-mails, sports practices and church functions is tiring, even exhausting. It’s time to stop running and start following. Jesus’s call to “Follow Me” was not just an invitation to faith; it was a prescription for living well. Walking through the seven “Follow Me” statements in the Gospel of Matthew, author Josh Moody explores Jesus’s teachings of hope, life, truth, freedom, humility, greatness, and glory in 7 Days to Change Your Life. In each statement and with each teaching, Jesus gets closer to Calvary and closer to the cross, and you get closer to finding a focus for your life–no matter how hectic it may be. Although following Jesus is not a new concept to believers, following Jesus completely becomes difficult when life moves faster and faster. Organized to be read a chapter a day, Josh meets you in your busy, hectic schedule and reveals a biblical plan to revitalize your life in as little as seven days.
About God Centered Life
In February 2007, God Centered Life was founded to coincide with the release of Pastor Josh Moody’s book The God Centered Life. At the time, Josh sensed the need to call people to center their lives around God and the Church to re-orientate itself around God. This is the key need for our culture at large.
When a national ministry leader approached Josh Moody and asked him to consider leveraging his teaching ministry to be heard outside the four walls of his church, the future path for God Centered Life began to take shape. In the fall of 2018, God Centered Life began to offer a radio and internet broadcast featuring Pastor Josh’s sermons, trusting it would have the potential to make a huge impact for Christ in the lives of thousands of other people.
Since its inception, God Centered Life has sought to engage culture, train churches, and reach colleges by providing solid, biblical teaching through its sermons, devotionals and the One Night Centered on God conference.
About Josh Moody
Josh Moody (Ph.D., University of Cambridge) is the senior pastor of the historic College Church. He is the president and founder of God Centered Life Ministries, which proclaims God’s Word worldwide through daily broadcasts on Moody Radio, One Place, podcasts, and live-streaming on godcenteredlife.org.
His passion is the gospel. He is an expository preacher who seeks to bring God’s Word into the practical matters of the human condition and heart. He is a theologian shaped by his research in understanding the challenges of the secularization of the Enlightenment to Christian faith and the answers that influential pastor Jonathan Edwards brought, culminating in a doctorate in historical theology from Cambridge University, a research fellowship at Yale Divinity School, and a fellowship at the Jonathan Edwards College of Yale University. He is an evangelist who led Trinity Baptist Church to revitalization in New Haven, CT; was college pastor at the influential Eden Baptist Church in Cambridge, England; served as a missionary with the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students in the Republics of Georgia and Azerbaijan; and was president of the Cambridge Inter-Collegiate Christian Union at Cambridge University.
He is the author of over 14 books, including a series of accessible guides to Christian living (How Christmas Can Change Your Life, Christian Focus 2019; How the Bible Can Change Your Life, Christian Focus 2018; How Church Can Change Your Life, Christian Focus 2015); a two-volume commentary on John’s Gospel (John 1-12 For You and John 13-21 for You, The Good Book Company 2017 and 2019); a popular exploration of the life-changing power of the gospel (7 Days to Change Your Life, Abingdon Press 2017); a biblical theology of the Bible’s teaching about Christ-centered promotion (Boasting, Christian Focus 2018); a guide for preachers about how to preach to the heart (Preaching to the Affections, Christian Focus 2014); an exposition of the Psalms of Ascent and their message of increasing joy (Journey to Joy, Crossway 2013); an exposition of Galatians and its call to gospel fidelity (No Other Gospel, Crossway 2011); an accessible guide to the practical application of the teaching of the great Christian leader Jonathan Edwards (The God-Centered Life, Regent 2007; IVP UK 2006); and a technical work with global Jonathan Edwards scholars on Edwards’ doctrine of justification as the right framework for expressing justification today (Jonathan Edwards and Justification, Crossway 2012).
He grew up in the London area and became a follower of Jesus in the Church of England. He is married to Rochelle, and they have four children.