Monday, 21 September 2015

The Discipline of Grace - 2


Click here to read  Grace 1 which covered the first chapter of the book



          
  The Discipline of Grace 
by Jerry Bridges



 Now let's take a look chapter 2  this time.


 Chapter 2

This surprised me at first because it was so different to the first chapter.

Here he takes a look at the parable of the Pharisee and the Publican going to pray.

I loved the way he explained what this parable is all about.


What it boils down to I think is the fact that when the Publican says

                         "Lord be merciful to me a sinner" 

he is able to say this because he is sure of the grace of God.


Isn't that so ironic that he understands grace but the Pharisee doesn't.

If the Pharisee truly knew what the grace of God was, he could not have been so confident in himself.






The Publican did understand but still he was not confident in himself instead he was confident in God because of grace.

Of course the author has a lot more to say than just this and again this chapter is full of truth and I found it so encouraging.


If this encourages you to read the book you'll find it on amazon for kindle or in paperback.




I promise that later posts on this book will contain shorter notes on each chapter.  



For other posts on this book see Links below:

Grace 1
Grace 3





7 comments:

  1. I love Jerry Bridges and have read a couple of his books, but wasn't aware of this one! Thanks for the heads up!

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  2. I enjoy how you are breaking this book down into chapters and inserting your own thoughts and words into the pages. Cool idea.

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  3. Brilliant idea to break down the review into chapters rather than the book as a whole, thanks for linking with #readwithme

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  4. I might have to check out that book.

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  5. Great post and I have to go and check out this book. Might be my next read.

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  6. Great way to do a review! Chapter by chapter gives us something to look forward too. Blessings to you and yours!

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  7. Jerry Bridges is new to me, I've added this book to my library list for this week. Thank you for sharing with Thankful Thursdays.

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