The gospel of Jesus Christ is the most explosive news of freedom the world has ever heard. Yet, why do so many of His followers experience so little of the gospels liberating power? Regrets over our past haunt us, fear and anxiety clutch at us, subtle legalism oppresses us, outright sin entangles us, and we spend much of the day without even thinking of God.
Jerry Bridges maintains that the poverty of actual Christian experience is the result of an impoverished understanding of the depths of the gospel itself. The key is not to try a little harder, but to know more fully the incredible work of Christ on the crossand to live in a more vital awareness of that grace day by day.
Jerry does not flinch from the hard facts of human sin and Gods wrathnot exactly popular concepts today. But understanding them is absolutely crucial. For without a knowledge of the depth of our sin, we cannot experience "the unsearchable riches of Christ" that are available to us in the gospel. And when we know those riches, we are empowered to live every day "glorying in a sense of acceptance and the experience of grace."
This gospel is not just for the afterlife, but for todayit is the gospel for real life. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Bridges must really understand the gospel.
The book has been written in non-technical way without using any heavy theological language so that even a lay person can grasp the amazing truths of the Gospel.
Bridges will help the truths to be clear in your mind so that you are better equipped to share them with others.
Clear. Thorough. Plenty of examples & scripture. I use it along side a Bible study all then time for young believers.Published 5 months ago by daniel jacob sanderson
Another one of Jerry Bridges excellent books. This one is probably my favorite. Love his style of writing, because it is not over my head and he can explain doctrinal issues... Read morePublished 9 months ago by jean bower
Too many "Christians" truely don't understand the Truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, which can lead them down the wrong path as well as others around them through... Read morePublished 11 months ago by J
Excellent book that clearly explains the truth of God's gift to mankind and the riches we have in Christ. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Lolo
Bought this as a gift for a family member. The writer has many good books so thought this one would be tooPublished 15 months ago by Amazon Customer
It is popular thinking that one can have a moment of "salvation" then continue on as if you hadn't just been saved my the holy creator of the universe. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Joni Moore
I had to go to a book store to get it since I needed it for a small group i went to.Published 23 months ago by ken conrad
I still have to finish reading this one, but so far it has been a wonderful read! It is straight and to the point. Read morePublished on April 10, 2013 by Sierra Stopper