Jerry Bridges Chapter Summary
The side that is winning and will win is Jesus Christ and the losing side is Satan but he will still continue on to fight. Even “though we have been delivered from the kingdom of sin and its rule, we have not been delivered from its attacks”(Bridges.39). Since sin will not win over us and won't have us as slaves we, therefore, sin as a freedom of choice and we must not let that take over our bodies.
Chapter six is titled “The battle of Holiness” because he talks about the battle of sin we have within our hearts. Sin comes from the heart which can lead to sexual immorality and evil thoughts. The heart is also deceitfully because it makes up excuses for our sinning. This is why we need to let God into our hearts and allow him to show us our sin.
In chapter seven he explains to us how we cannot be alone in this battle of sin. We need to unite with Christ who will strengthen us and the Holy Spirit will help us understand God's standard of holiness. We also learn of two ways to express our dependence on the Holy Spirit. The two ways are through a humble and consistent intake of scripture and to pray for