Fresh Daily Help in the Gospel with Jeremy Pierre

In this episode of Straight to the Heart, our host Rush Witt, sits down with Dr. Jeremy Pierre, Dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism, and Ministry, to talk about the daily help of the Gospel. They discuss the common misunderstandings of the Gospel and how taking small steps to make the gospel central to life offers freedom from pressures to perform for God and comfort during hard times.


1:38 – Intro

3:42 – How does the gospel relate to your very busy life?

5:40 – When do you remember first hearing the gospel?

9:12 – How did the gospel become “present tense” for you?

12:22 – The Gospel Gap

17:10 – Law and gospel in daily life

19:18 – What would you like to say to little Jeremy in 1987?

22:06 – How can I make basic movements to be more in tune with the daily help of the Gospel?

25:02 – Which personal struggles do you think are driven by our struggle to embrace the Gospel?

31:44 – The gospel gives freedom and comfort to parents too.

34:30 – How do I counsel myself when I feel the pressure to perform?

38:24 – The importance of close friends for gospel encouragements

41:30 – Farewell

About Jeremy Pierre:

Dr. Jeremy Pierre has served as the sixth dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism, and Ministry since 2022. He is also the Lawrence and Charlotte Hoover Professor of Biblical Counseling, and has served as an Executive pastor and Dean of Students prior to becoming Dean of the Billy Graham School. Dr. Pierre serves on the board of directors for the Biblical Counseling Coalition, and his writings have been featured in Tabletalk Magazine, 9Marks Journal, Baptist Press, and The Gospel Coalition. He is author of The Dynamic Heart in Daily Life. Dr. Pierre is an elder at Clifton Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky. He is married to Sarah, and they have five children.

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Seasons of Sorrow 1
Mobilizing Church Based Counseling Frontcover 85085
Mobilizing Church Based Counseling Frontcover 85085
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Welcome to “Straight to the Heart,” a podcast from New Growth Press hosted by Rush Witt. Each episode includes thought-provoking conversations with leading Christian writers and thinkers. We hear who they are, what they believe, how they approach their work and ministry, and the moments and people who have changed their lives. In “Straight to the Heart,” we go beyond the books to connect with the remarkable people behind them.

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