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The Transforming Power of the Gospel (Growing in Christ) Hardcover – December 22, 2011
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In The Transforming Power of the Gospel, you'll be guided through an examination of:
• What the biblical meaning of grace is and how it applies to your life
• How Jesus’ work in His life and death applies to the believer in justification and adoption
• Why basic spiritual disciplines are necessary for spiritual growth
• What role the Holy Spirit plays in both definitive and progressive sanctification
This is Jerry Bridges at his best: honest, biblically grounded, and wanting to help you become more Christlike.
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Jerry goes into detail about the gospel and our need to daily embrace it. We all struggle daily with sin, and it is the daily embrace of the gospel that helps us and motivates us to continue to fight the good fight. We all have to daily wrestle against the flesh. The sin nature doesn't disappear after we commit our lives to Christ. As God's light shines more and more in our heart, we grow in him, but not without struggle. It is in the light of God that we see our sin more clearly.
This book gives us a fuller treatment of the process of sanctification. It helps us understand on a practical level what that really looks like. I especially liked his treatment of the role of the Holy Spirit: balancing our responsibility and maintaining a constant reliance on God for the ability to do good works. He also covers God's providence and how circumstances can help refine us. He ends with a chapter on "the already and the not yet"; meaning that God is continuing his work in us throughout our lives. It reminds me of Phil. 1:6, "He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."
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I want to conclude with two of the closing paragraphs from his book. Bridges writes, "If you commit yourself to the pursuit of Christlikeness, you will discover an increasing tension between your desire to know and do the will of God and your perceived progress in doing it. This increased tension can become discouraging and demotivating. The solution to this dilemma is to keep in mind that, in our standing before God, He sees us clothed in the perfect obedience of Christ. This standing never changes, regardless of whether we are having a good day or a bad day. In Him, we are always holy and blameless. In Him, we are always perfectly righteous as He was in His sinless Humanity.
"This is the way we should resolve the tension between what we desire to be and what we see of ourselves in our daily experience. We should look more at our standing before God in Christ than we do at our actual experience, and that continual looking to who we are in Him will motivate us to become more like Him in our experience. To do this, of course, means we must daily embrace the gospel."