Tuesday, 6 October 2015

The Discipline of Grace - 3

If you have not read my notes on the first two Chapters of

"The Discipline of Grace" by Jerry Bridges 

then you may wish to go visit those before continuing here.

GRACE 1

GRACE 2


Chapter 3

Again I thoroughly enjoyed reading this chapter and to me the emphasis was on justification and grace.

Bridges seems to be excited by what he is writing as he talks of our sin, the atonement by the blood of Jesus, justification through the death and punishment suffered by Jesus on our behalf and the grace of God in the forgiveness we receive.

None of this is subject to us but freely given by God and Jesus.

Several times Bridges writes "Preach the Gospel to yourself" which he admits will seem to be a strange instruction; but he goes on to clearly explain that this is the way to truly know and remember what Jesus has done for us and will help us not to be overcome with guilt (covered in first chapter) about our sin and the imperfect people we are.




While I was reading this I couldn't help but think on the sad comments that Steve Chalke has made about the death of Jesus and how mistreated he claims Jesus was by His Father God; 

so I must say here that

I am very thankful for a book like this one which clearly states the true reason for our Saviour's death and the goodness of our Heavenly Father.


I do agree with Bridges when he says you should "preach the Gospel to yourself"

Do you?



Do we preach the gospel to ourselves?




3 comments:

  1. Yes. We have to preach it to ourselves daily. We believe what we hear, say, think and feel. When we say to ourselves we are holy and righteous by the blood of Christ over and over we believe it. And what we believe about ourselves (even if a lie) is what we live from and act from. Our behavior is Dependant on our belief. This is why we preach the Gospel to ourselves. Others reach at us constantly we aren't good enough, pretty enough, thin enough, etc...and we believe it. It's time we stop believing the lies and believe the truth. The gospel is the truth we need. :)

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  2. I like the idea of preaching the Gospel to yourself. We need to be reminded often!

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  3. Hey Sandra,

    Good morning. I came over today on Reflect, and I'm glad to find your site.

    This book looks really good. I'll have to check into it a little more!

    Hope you have a blessed day today~
    Melanie

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