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Scripture at Sunrise 3.19.2014

“Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered.” -Proverbs 28:26

Don’t believe everything you think. You cannot be trusted to tell yourself the truth. Stay in The Word. -Jerry Bridges

Scripture at Sunrise 1.8.2014

“For from His fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.” -John 1:16

“Your worst days are never so bad that you are beyond the reach of God’s grace, nor are your best days ever so good that you are beyond the need of it.” -Jerry Bridges via Of First Importance

Scripture at Sunrise 7.17.2013

“…through Whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of His Name among all the nations.” -Romans 1:5

Faith enables us to claim the promises of God, but it also enables us to obey the commands of God. -Jerry Bridges

Scripture at Sunrise 4.24.2013

“Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” -Hebrews 4:16

God’s sovereignty does not negate our responsibility to pray, but rather makes it possible for us to pray with confidence. —Jerry Bridges

Scripture at Sunrise 8.22.2012

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” -Romans 12:2

Only through God’s Word are our minds remolded and our values renewed…God’s Word must be so strongly fixed in our minds that it becomes the dominant influence in our thoughts, our attitudes, and our actions. -Jerry Bridges in “The Pursuit of Holiness

Scripture at Sunrise 12.15.2010

“But the free gift is not like the trespass. For if many died through one man’s trespass, much more have the grace of God and the free gift by the grace of that one man Jesus Christ abounded for many.”  -Romans 5:15

“It is important to realize that our Lord Jesus Christ perfectly fulfilled the law of God, both in its requirements and its penalty. He did what Adam failed to do — render perfect obedience to the law of God. Then by His death He completely paid the penalty of a broken law. So, from the standpoint of obedience to the law and of paying the penalty for breaking the law, He perfectly fulfilled the law of God.”

— Jerry Bridges
The Disciple of Grace: God’s Role and Our Role in the Pursuit of Holiness
(Colorado Springs, Co.: NavPress, 1994), 49

[via Of First Importance]

Scripture at Sunrise 12.9.2010

“For our sake He made Him to be sin Who knew no sin, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.  -2 Corinthians 5:21

“The gospel of grace – God’s blessings in Christ toward those who deserve His curse.”  -Jerry Bridges, via Steve Camp’s Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 7.1.09

“We love because He first loved us.”  -1 John 4:19

As our experience of Christ’s love grips us more deeply, our gratitude for the grace He purchased gradually overcomes the vise-grip of our self-centeredness, and we “no longer live for ourselves.” 
[from The Bookends of the Christian Life by Jerry Bridges and Bob Bevington, page 111]

Scripture at Sunrise 6.24.09

“…walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called.”  -Ephesians 4:1

When we’ve truly experienced the gospel, far from producing a “why bother to grow?” attitude, it has just the opposite effect.  It motivates us to lay down our lives in humble and loving service out of gratitude for grace.
[from The Bookends of the Christian Life by Jerry Bridges and Bob Bevington, page 35]