The Pursuit of Holiness
The Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges is a challenging book with an awesome reminder of our need to pursuit a holy life that is pleasing God. As Jerry Bridges so clearly states: "God has made provision for our holiness and He has also given us a responsibility for it."
The Pursuit of Holiness - Jerry Bridges
The Pursuit of Holiness
About The Author
Dr. Jerry Bridges is a best-selling author and popular Bible teachers. Jerry is on staff with the Navigators' collegiate ministry. He and his wife, Jane, love in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
"I believe this is a modern classic. Few books have had the influence on me that this one has" (Chaarles Colson).
"This classic still makes one think, pray, get real with God, repent, and find joy in wise obedience more effectively than any other book I know. I cannot recommend it too highly" (J.I. Packer).
"When Jerry Bridges speaks, I listen. His teaching on holiness is not an exercise in abstraction; it is an expression of a passion that has gripped his life and ministry" (RC Sproul).
"The Pursuit of Holiness richly deserves to be regarded as a modern classic. Jerry Bridges despels some dangerous misconceptions while motivating readers with a passion for true holiness. This is surely one of the most important books produced in the past fifty years" (J.F. MacArthur Jr.).
The Pursuit of Holiness
The Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges is a tremendous challenge and an awesome reminder of the call to holiness. "But as He who called you is holy, be holy in all your conduct, because it is written: 'Be holy, for I am holy" (1 Peter 1:15-16).
The following are some quotes from The Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges.
God has made provision for our holiness and He has also given us a responsibility for it. As we saw in chapters 5 and 7, God's provision for us consists in delivering us from the reign of sin, uniting us with Christ, and giving us the indwelling Holy Spirit to reveal sin, to create a desire for holiness, and to strengthen us in our pursuit of holiness. Through the power of the Holy Spirit and according to the new nature He gives, we are to put to death the misdeeds of the body" (Quote From Page 77).
"Though it is the Spirit who enables us to put to death our corruptions, yet Paul says this is our action as well. The very same work is from one point of view the work of the Spirit, and from another the work of man" (Quote From Page 77).
"In the previous chapter we emphasized the 'by the Spirit' part of this verse. In this chapter we want to look at our responsibility - 'you put to death the misdeeds of the body'" (Quote From Pages 77 - 78).
"It is clear from this passage that God puts responsibility for living a holy life squarely on us. We are to do something. We are not to 'stop trying and start trusting'; we are to put to death the misdeeds of the body. Over and over again in the epistles - no only Paul's, but the other epistles' as well - we are commanded to assume our responsibility for a holy walk. Paul exhorted, 'Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature' (Colossians 3:5). This is something we are told to do" (Quote From Page 78).
"The writer of Hebrews said, 'Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everthing that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us' (Hebrews 12:1). He says let us throw off the sin and let us run with perseverance. Clearly he expects us to assume responsibility for running the Christian race. James said, 'Submit yourselves, then to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you' (James 4:7). It is we who are to submit to God and resist the devil. This is our responsibility. Peter said, 'Make every effort to be found spotless, blameless and at peace with him' (2 Peter 3:14). The clause make every effort addresses it self to our wills. It is something we must decide to do" (Quote From Page 78).
The Pursuit of Holiness: The Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges is an inspiring book that looks at holiness which is a tremendous challenge and an awesome reminder of God's desire for His children to walk in light of His word.
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