Holiness by Grace: Delighting in the Joy That Is Our Strength

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Crossway, 2003 - Religion - 288 pages
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"Be Holy, because I am holy." --1 Peter 1:16

How can God expect us to be as holy as he is? Isn't it unrealistic, given that he is infinitely pure and we are clearly imperfect? Such a standard seems either to ignore our frailty or to impose certain failure--until we understand how God views us. Then we are reminded that, thanks to what Christ accomplished on our behalf, our perfection is not the requirement for entering his kingdom. Yet that very grace still calls us to live righteously--for the sake of our well-being, yes, but most of all, because it glorifies God.

In this challenging yet heartwarming work, Bryan Chapell illustrates the principles of grace, the practices of faith, and the motives of love in living a life of holiness. You will journey through reassuring Scripture passages that show good works and obedience to be, not a means of establishing or maintaining salvation, but a grateful response to God's mercy. And in Bryan Chapell's encouraging words--drawn straight from the heart of God--you will understand that your holiness is not so much a matter of what you achieve as it is the grace that God provides. A grace so rich as to make the pursuit of his holiness your soul's deepest delight.

 

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Great Book!!

User Review  - kbama - Overstock.com

One if the best books on Gods grace and sovereignty that I have ever read. As a believer it brought tears to my eyes to learn more of Christs unconditional love for us devoid of any of our so ... Read full review

Great book for Christian growth

User Review  - Dan Pruitt - Christianbook.com

This is one of the best books on Christian growth I have read, along with The Bookends of the Christian Life by Jerry Bridges. Both books talk about how the Gospel is the source of our justification and sanctification. If you want to grow in grace (2 Peter 3:18), this book is for you. Read full review

Contents

The Power of Joy
17
United for Life
39
PRACTICES OF FAITH
67
Repentance That Stings
69
Escape from Temptation
91
Constrained by the Law of Freedom
111
Fighting with All His Might
135
MOTIVES OF LOVE
157
The Power of Mercy
183
Works That Really Matter
207
Thats Not Fair
225
Discussion Questions
245
Bibliography
257
Notes
261
General Index
277
Scripture Index
283

Whats Discipline Got to Do with It?
159

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About the author (2003)

Bryan Chapell (PhD, Southern Illinois University) is senior pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church in Peoria, Illinois, as well as president emeritus at Covenant Theological Seminary and distinguished professor of preaching at Knox Theological Seminary. He is a widely traveled speaker and the author of numerous books, including "Christ-Centered Preaching" and "Christ-Centered Sermons".

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