Jerry Bridges: You Will Never Outgrow the Gospel

There are few authors who are worth revisiting again and again. One such Christian writer is the late Jerry Bridges. His work helped to reveal the church's blindspot when it came to the centrality of the gospel. The gospel is not something only for unbelievers or new Christians. The gospel is for all Christians and for all of life. 

If you haven't read Jerry Bridges' work, please check them out. Here are a few quotations from select books:

“Our worst days are never so bad that you are beyond the reach of God's grace. And your best days are never so good that you are beyond the need of God's grace.” 
The Discipline of Grace: God's Role and Our Role in the Pursuit of Holiness

“If we are going to learn to trust God in adversity, we must believe God will allow nothing to subvert His glory so He will allow nothing to spoil the good He is working out in us and for us.” 
Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts

“Preach the gospel to yourself every day.” 
The Discipline of Grace: God's Role and Our Role in the Pursuit of Holiness

“We obey God's Law, not to be loved but because we are loved in Christ.”
― Holiness Day by Day: Transformational Thoughts for Your Spiritual Journey

In this video, he reminds us that, "The gospel is for sinners, and if we don't acknowledge ourselves as sinners then we tend not to put much value in the gospel." 

If you have been affected by his writings at all, please consider sharing this post and how you've been changed by the gospel.

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Timothy W. Massaro

Timothy Massaro has written for Core Christianity, Modern Reformation, and other publications. He oversees the Christian Education ministry at Resurrection PCA in San Diego and serves as a hospice chaplain. He has an affinity for all things J.R.R. Tolkien (except the movies) and has interests in the intersections of philosophy and theology. His biggest prayer is that the gospel in all its beauty might re-kindle a wonder and joy of God’s goodness in our hearts and that our lives might adorn the gospel. Connect with Timothy on Twitter @word_water_wine.​

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