Tag Archives: Jerry Bridges

Exhausted

During the summer, some of us read through Ray Ortlund’s book, The Gospel: How the Church Portrays the Beauty of Christ. I have reflected frequently on the words Ortlund shared from John Flavel. He wrote: John Flavel, a Puritan theologian, … Continue reading

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Faith and Works

“So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.” –James 2:17 I was reading a book this week by Jerry Bridges when the following lines were the catalytic cause of contemplation. Bridges wrote: “[Faith] is the … Continue reading

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Because I Love You…

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes … Continue reading

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“Dependent Responsibility”

In his book, The Transforming Power of the Gospel, Jerry Bridges writes about “dependent responsibility.” He begins his discussion looking at Philippians 2:12-13:  Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more … Continue reading

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Preach On

I’m thankful that the encouragement to “preach the Gospel to yourself” daily has become a part of the culture at Redeemer. Hopefully, you can’t hang around our church family long without being encouraged to do just that. I was first … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading on Suffering

In 2010, I preached a topical sermon series on suffering. The feedback I received from the congregation helped me realize how much biblical teaching on this subject is truly needed. Every year since, I have committed to preach at least … Continue reading

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Gospel Courage

Hopefully you don’t have to be around Redeemer long before someone encourages you to “preach the Gospel to yourself” daily. This past Sunday, one of our Elders (Neil), encouraged everyone to do just that throughout the week ahead as he … Continue reading

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Union with Christ

This Sunday during our class (prior to the service) on The Doctrine of Christ, we will be covering the doctrine of our Union with Christ. I thought I would serve up an appetizer here, to curb the stinging hunger of … Continue reading

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Eating and the Gospel

How can a meal remind you of the Gospel? Well, there are several ways. First, I remember reading from Eugene Peterson years ago that every time we eat we should be reminded of the Gospel, because it is the giving … Continue reading

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Resources on Gospel-Powered Sanctification

The sermon this morning was entitled Gospel-Powered Sanctification. I wanted to offer what are, in my opinion, some of the best resources for further study and reflection on this subject. Each of these resources approaches the subject from a slightly … Continue reading

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