Jerry Bridges Quotes.

21. "The atonement was God’s extending favor to people who deserved not favor but wrath. The atonement was God’s bridging the awful Grand Canyon of sin to reach people who were in rebellion against Him. And He did this at infinite cost to Himself by sending Jesus to die in our place."
- Jerry Bridges, Transforming Grace: Living Confidently in God's Unfailing Love

22. "As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our sinful nature and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature objects of wrath. But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions — it is by grace you have been saved. Again we see the contrast drawn so sharply between our ruin and God’s remedy. In verses 1-3, Paul described us as dead in our sins, under the sway of Satan, captivated by the world, prisoners of our own sinful lusts, and objects of God’s holy wrath. Could any picture be more dark, any background more contrasting?"
- Jerry Bridges, Transforming Grace: Living Confidently in God's Unfailing Love

23. "When we discover we are weak in ourselves, we find we are strong in Christ."
- Jerry Bridges, Transforming Grace: Living Confidently in God's Unfailing Love

24. "We are brought into God’s kingdom by grace; we are sanctified by grace; we receive both temporal and spiritual blessings by grace; we are motivated to obedience by grace; we are called to serve and enabled to serve by grace; we receive strength to endure trials by grace; and finally, we are glorified by grace. The entire Christian life is lived under the reign of God’s grace."
- Jerry Bridges, Transforming Grace: Living Confidently in God's Unfailing Love

25. "God never allows pain without a purpose in the lives of His children. He never allows Satan, nor circumstances, nor any ill-intending person to afflict us unless He uses that affliction for our good. God never wastes pain. He always causes it to work together for our ultimate good, the good of conforming us more to the likeness of His Son (see Romans 8:28-29)."
- Jerry Bridges, Transforming Grace: Living Confidently in God's Unfailing Love

26. "The Bible is not merely a book about God; it is a book from God."
- Jerry Bridges, Transforming Grace: Living Confidently in God's Unfailing Love

27. "Even as Christians our best efforts are still marred with imperfect performance and impure motives. But God no longer sees either our deliberate disobedience or our marred performances. Instead He sees the righteousness of Christ, which He has already imputed to us."
- Jerry Bridges, Transforming Grace: Living Confidently in God's Unfailing Love

28. "How then can we deal with our tendency toward worldliness? It is *not* by determining that we will not be worldly, but by committing ourselves to becoming more godly."
- Quote by Jerry Bridges

29. "... the pursuit of holiness must bre anchored in grace; otherwise it is doomed to failure."
- Quote by Jerry Bridges

30. "God's Grace is greater than all our sins. Repentance is one of the Christian's highest privileges. A repentant Christian focuses on God's mercy and God's grace. Any moment in our lives when we bask in God's mercy and grace is our highest moment. Higher than when we feel smug in our decent performance and cannot think of anything we need to confess... That is potentially a glorious moment. For we could at that moment accept God's abundant Mercy and Grace and go forth with nothing to boast of except Christ Himself, or else we struggle with our shame, focusing on that as well as our track record. We fail because we have shifted our attention from Grace and Mercy. One who draws on God's Mercy and Grace is quick to repent, but also slow to sin."
- Quote by Jerry Bridges

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