Saturday, January 23, 2010

"Respectable Sins" .....

Our C-women have been studying the book by Jerry Bridges by the above title.
At first, you  think....there are no respectable sins. You're right! We just have some sins that we tolerate more than others.
Book Description from

"As Christians, we believe that all sins are considered equal in God's eyes. Yet while evangelicals continue to decry the Big Ones---such as abortion, adultery, and violence---we often overlook more deceptive sins. It seems we've created a sliding scale where gossip, jealousy, and selfishness comfortably exist within the church. In short, some sins have simply become acceptable.

Bridges, bestselling author of The Pursuit of Holiness, believes that just as culture has lost the concept of sin, the church faces the same danger. Jerry writes not from a sense of achievement, but from the trenches of his own personal battles. Drawing from scriptural truth, he sheds light on subtle behaviors that can derail our spiritual growth. Throughout, Jerry encourages a victory over personal sin through the gospel's transforming power, the perfect release for those who desire to thoughtfully examine their lives and discover a deeper walk with God."

This book is challenging for all of us in the weekly study. It makes us aware of those sins that we have "justified or ignored as sin". I think that this is a book that I'll go back through after we finish the study together. It is an eye opener to subtle sins that we allow to take root in our lives. I hope that after this study with our ladies....that I will apply what I've been learning and not just say," Oh, that was another good book!".

 So what are you reading that has impacted your life lately? I'd love to hear about what God is teaching you and showing you.

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

That sounds like a great book . . . I always appreciate Jerry Bridges' perspective. I'll have to look that one up . . .