Holiness is not peripheral

The book of the month for January is The Holiness of God (Tim Challies has a good review of the book). Why pick a book on holiness?  Aren’t we over-saturated with talk about holiness?  Do we need to read another book or hear another sermon on holiness?  We are Christians; we do know that holiness […]

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Today’s Quote (10/26/08)

Jerry Bridges, The Discipline of Grace: The gospel is not only the most important message in all of history; it is the only essential message in all of history.  Yet we allow thousands of professing Christians to live their entire lives without clearly understanding it and experiencing the joy of living by it.

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Today’s Quote (10/15/08)

Jerry Bridges, Trusting God: God is in control; He is sovereign.  He does whatever pleases Him and determines whether we can do what we have planned.  This is the essence of God’s sovereignty; His absolute independence to do as He pleases and His absolute control over the actions of all His creatures.  No creature, person, […]

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Today’s Quote (10/14/08)

Jerry Bridges, Trusting God: No one can speak and have it happen if the Lord has not decreed it (Lamentations 3:37).…God is in control, but in His control He always allows us to experience pain.  The pain is very real.  We hurt, we suffer.  But in the midst of our suffering we muct believe that […]

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Today’s Quote (10/9/08)

Jerry Bridges, Trusting God: We usually find within ourselves reasons why we think God should not love us.  Such searching is…unbiblical.  The Bible is quite clear that God does not look within us for a reason to love us.  He loves us because we are in Christ Jesus.  When He looks at us, He does […]

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Today’s Quote (9/13/08)

Jerry Bridges, Trusting God: The Christian life is not meant to be lived privately in isolation from other believers.  It is to be lived as members of the Body of Christ.  God wants to use our times of adversity to deepen our relationship with other members of the Body — to create a greater sense […]

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Having trouble with trust?

Do you ever have trouble with trusting God?  You and I are not alone. Several years ago, Reuters reported the story of a London accountant who knew he needed bladder surgery, but didn’t trust the doctor or the hospital, so he attempted the surgery himself — with the anticipated consequence of his untimely death.  It […]

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Today’s Quote (8/27/08)

From one of my all-time favorite books, The Pursuit of Holiness (Jerry Bridges): We cannot escape the fact that God hates our sins. We may trifle with our sins or excuse them, but God hates them. Therefore every time we sin, we are doing something God hates. He hates our lustful thoughts, our pride and […]

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Bridges on Respectable Sins

Jerry Bridges has been writing thought-provoking, challenging, stimulating, exhorting books for believers in Christ for about 25 years. Several of his books have been at the top of my “recommended reading” books for many years: The Pursuit of Holiness The Practice of Godliness Trusting God (republished in a shorter version as Is God Really in […]

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