Maybe it’s just me, but I seem to have “gospel amnesia” quite often. I forget that I am totally accepted by God because of what Christ has done for me. I often fall back into either legalistic or licentious patterns in my heart and I forget that all I need and all that I desire is already true in Christ.
There are two books that have been tremendously helpful for me to “preach the gospel to myself” as I suffer from “gospel amnesia”. I am recommending them to you if you see yourself falling off either the “legalist” or the “licentious” cliffs (and you know that deep down that you do). Reading them together is like a “Gospel Double Decker” for your heart. Very cool, indeed.
The first book is called “Gospel Wakefulness” by Jared C. Wilson. See the interview below about his book.
The second book is called “Jesus + Nothing = Everything” by Tullian Tchividjian. The title of his book may be a phrase I use often in sermons at Grace Foothills. See the interview below as Tullian (I am on a first name basis with him because I met him when he was in seminary at CIU back in the 1990’s) as he explains the distinction between the gospel and moralism.