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Jerry Bridges Quotes

You had me at hello - Love Quotes
I never make the same mistake twice. I make it five or six times, just to be sure - Funny Quotes
Don't look back you're not going that way - Inspirational Quotes
I like me a little bit more when i'm with you - Love Quotes
Having you in my life made everything better - Love Quotes
The darkest nights produce the brightest stars - Motivational Quotes
A girl doesn't need anyone who doesn't need her - Marilyn Monroe Quotes
I meant to behave but there were too many other options - Funny Quotes
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This pursuit requires sustained, vigorous effort. It allows for no indolence, no lethargy, no halfhearted commitment, and no laissez- faire attitude toward even the smallest sins. In short, it demands the highest priority in a Christian's life because to be holy is to be like Christ - God's goal for every Christian. The word pursue  (Jerry Bridges Quotes) This is devotion to God - the fear of God, which is an attitude of reverence and awe, veneration, and honor toward Him, coupled with an apprehension deep within our souls of the love of God for us, demonstrated preeminently in Christ's atoning death. These two attitudes complement and reinforce each other, producing within our souls an intense desire for this One who is so awesome in His glory and majesty, yet so condescending in His love and mercy  (Jerry Bridges Quotes) One of the best kept secrets among Christians today is this: Jesus paid it all. I mean all. He not only purchased your forgiveness of sins and your ticket to heaven, He purchased every blessing and every answer to prayer you will ever receive. Every one of them - no exceptions  (Jerry Bridges Quotes) Why is this such a well-kept secret? The core issue is that we don't believe we're still spiritually "bankrupt. " Having come into God's kingdom by grace alone solely on the merit of Another, we're now trying to pay our own way by our performance. We declared only temporary bankruptcy; we're now trying to live by good works rather than by grace  (Jerry Bridges Quotes) Our first problem is that our attitude toward sin is more self centered than God centered. We're more concerned about our own "victory" over sin than we are about the fact that our sins grieve God's heart. We cannot tolerate failure in our struggle with sin chiefly because we are success oriented, not because we know it's offensive to God  (Jerry Bridges Quotes) W. S. Plumer said, "We never see sin aright until we see it as against God.... All sin is against God in this sense: that it is His law that is broken, His authority that is despised, His government that is set at naught.... Pharaoh and Balaam, Saul and Judas each said, `I have sinned' but the returning prodigal said, `I have sinned against heaven and before thee' and David said, `Against Thee, Thee only have I sinned  (Jerry Bridges Quotes) God wants us to walk in obedience - not victory. Obedience is oriented toward God; victory is oriented toward self. This may seem to be merely splitting hairs over semantics, but there's a subtle, self-centered attitude at the root of many of our difficulties with sin. Until we deal with this attitude, we won't consistently walk in holiness  (Jerry Bridges Quotes) Because we have a natural tendency to look within ourselves for the basis of God's approval or disapproval, we must make a conscious daily effort to look outside ourselves to the righteousness of Christ, then to stand in the present reality of our justification  (Jerry Bridges Quotes) Even Christians taking in the teaching of the Bible can be deceived about our own sins. We somehow feel that consent to the teaching of scripture is equivalent to obedience  (Jerry Bridges Quotes) The Holy Spirit opens the inner recesses of our hearts and enables us to see the moral cesspools hidden there  (Jerry Bridges Quotes) We become so accustomed to our sins we sometimes lapse into a state of peaceful coexistence with them, but God never ceases to hate them  (Jerry Bridges Quotes) So we see that God has made provision for our holiness. Through Christ He has delivered us from sin's reign so that we now can resist sin. But the responsibility for resisting is ours. God does not do that for us. To confuse the potential for resisting (which God provided) with the responsibility for resisting (which is ours) is to court disaster in our pursuit of holiness  (Jerry Bridges Quotes) We are to come to the Word in a spirit of humility and contrition because we recognize that we are sinful, that we are often blind to our sinfulness, and that we need the enlightening power of the Holy Spirit in our hearts  (Jerry Bridges Quotes) But we need to pray daily for humility and honesty to see these sinful attitudes for that they really are, and then for grace and discipline to root them out of our minds and replace them with thoughts pleasing to God  (Jerry Bridges Quotes) Sometimes the end God has in mind is to exercise our faith, so He brings us into straitened circumstances so that we might look up to Him and see His deliverance  (Jerry Bridges Quotes) All pain we experience is intended to move us closer to the goal of being holy as He is holy  (Jerry Bridges Quotes) If we are going to learn to trust God in adversity, we must believe God will allow nothing to subvert His glory so He will allow nothing to spoil the good He is working out in us and for us  (Jerry Bridges Quotes) It is not the fact that we are united in common goals or purposes that makes us a community. Rather, it is the fact that we share a common life in Christ  (Jerry Bridges Quotes) A willingness to share our possessions with one another is a very important aspect of true biblical community  (Jerry Bridges Quotes) To see the law by Christ fulfilled and hear his pardoning voice, changes a slave into a child and duty into choice  (Jerry Bridges Quotes) Our source of power is in the risen Christ, and we stay connected to Him by beholding Him in His Word and depending on Him in prayer  (Jerry Bridges Quotes) Nothing cuts the nerve of the desire to pursue holiness as much as a sense of guilt. On the contrary, nothing so motivates us to deal with sin in our lives as does the understanding and application of the two truth that our sins are forgiven and the dominion of sin is broken because of our union with Christ  (Jerry Bridges Quotes) The sin of worldliness is a preoccupation with the things of this temporal life. It's accepting and going along with the views and practices of society around us without discerning if they are biblical. I believe that the key to our tendencies toward worldliness lies primarily in the two words "going along". We simply go along with the values and practices of society  (Jerry Bridges Quotes) Your worst days are never so bad that you're beyond the reach of God's grace. And your best days are never so good that you're beyond the need of God's grace  (Jerry Bridges Quotes) Scripture speaks of a holiness which we have in Christ before God and a holiness which we must strive after  (Jerry Bridges Quotes) Micah 7:19... "You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea. " The picture is of God vigorously disposing of our sins by hurling them overboard. He doesn't just drop them over the side; He hurls them  (Jerry Bridges Quotes) When we commit ourselves to the pursuit of holiness, we need to ensure that our commitment is actually to God, not simply to a holy lifestyle or a set of moral values... offer yourselves to God, and in doing that commit yourselves to the pursuit of holiness in order to please Him  (Jerry Bridges Quotes) Only when we're thoroughly convinced that the Christian life is entirely of grace are we able to serve God out of a grateful and loving heart  (Jerry Bridges Quotes) The heroes of faith in Hebrews 11... obeyed by faith... obedience is the pathway to holiness... no one will become holy apart from a life of faith. Faith enables us to claim the promises of God, but it also enables us to obey the commands of God  (Jerry Bridges Quotes) We need to approach the Bible each day with a spirit of deep humility, recognizing that our understanding of spiritual truth is at best incomplete and to some extent inaccurate... we should approach the Scriptures in humility and expect the Spirit to humble us even further as we continue being taught by Him from His Word  (Jerry Bridges Quotes)
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