Jerry Bridges Chapter Summary

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In the beginning of the book, Jerry Bridges starts off by explaining the true meaning of holiness because many believe it is just to follow certain do’s or don’ts. The true concept of holiness is to be morally blameless and be separated from sin and in order to live a holy life we must conform to the moral precepts of the Bible. He then goes on to explain 3 basic problems we have in Christianity. The 1st problem is that our attitudes toward sin are more self-centered than God-centered. We tend to only focus on winning over sin than realizing sin breaks God's heart. The 2nd problem is that we have misunderstood “living by faith” to the mean that no effort at holiness is required on our part. We must change our walk in order to live a holy life. The 3rd problem is that we do not take some sin seriously. …show more content…
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

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