Proclaim The Words “You Are Forgiven” to People Who Need to Hear It



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There is a serious misunderstanding of Law and Gospel in American Christianity today, and it is leading people to despair. Many are taught to believe that their Christian faith hinges on personal improvement–a sort-of ‘your best life now’ approach to smoothing out the rough edges.

But God does not look at us as slightly damaged goods. Jesus did not come to patch us up and teach us a few life lessons. We were completely dead in our sin (Colossians 2:13). Our hope is not that God will improve us a little, but rather that He makes us alive and new through His Word.

We believe audibly hearing, “You are forgiven!” is at the root of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. That is why we are dedicated to creating Christ-centered content and why we offer nearly all of it for free: We constantly need God’s efficacious Word spoken to us, so that we may be reminded of His promises for us.

Today, we intend to raise $25,000 so we can reach more people with the Gospel. Every gift made before midnight tonight will be 100% matched by a generous donor, meaning your gift today will double in impact. As we look to 2019, we are rapidly expanding our audience and investing in initiatives like:

1517 Podcasting Network & Articles Each week, we generate over ten hours of new audio content and five original articles, covering topics like Christian doctrine, apologetics, cultural engagement, and powerful preaching.

1517 Academy Earlier this year, we released a brand new, five-week course on Apologetics that is free for everyone. In the coming weeks, we will launch a new free historical course titled, Philosophy in a Christian Perspective. We are collaborating with the best minds in both Lutheran and Reformational theology to bring you new courses in 2019.     

1517 Publishing & Speakers Our publishing house produced more than fifteen high-quality, theological resources this year. Our speaker network contains a unique roster of talented communicators who will be speaking in multiple cities in 2019.

1517 Events Our annual three-day event ‘Here We Still Stand’ will take place again in October 2019. We also have an increasing number of City Events planned for 2019, including Austin, TX, Des Moines, IA, and Minneapolis, MN.

Will you support these initiatives today and double your impact, so we can reach more people with the Gospel message?

Your tax-deductible gift will ensure that we are able to expand our reach this next year in all of these projects, and deliver the freedom of the Gospel–rooted in Jesus Christ–to a larger audience of people who desperately need to hear it.

Stand with 1517 today by making a Giving Tuesday gift now