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Archive for November 11, 2008

The Pursuit of Holiness

The following is a fine summary of chaptr 10 of Jeff Bridges’ book: Growing Your Faith.  The summary was written by Scott Moulton.

A good chapter.  Short, concise, not too wordy.  Bridges sets up his first identifying point of the “growing Christian” as “the pursuit of holiness”.  He underlines the fact that we are all as Christians called to be holy.  Not just the pastors and missionaries and small group leaders, all…’that includes you in the back, sitting by the door.’ This is not a suggestion but a grave imperative that Bridges is casting light on.  And he does this through his discussion on the mortification – or putting to death – of sin.  Weighty stuff and there’s good supporting verse in Romans 8:13:  “If you live according to the flesh you will die, but if you live by the Spirit, you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.”