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Respectable Sins

Respectable Sins

Confronting the Sins We Tolerate

A book about the subtle sins of believers we often ignore.

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Whatever happened to sin?

Have Christians become so preoccupied with the major sins of our society that we have lost sight of our need to deal with our own more subtle sins? Jerry Bridges returns to his trademark theme of holiness and addresses a dozen clusters of specific "acceptable" sins that we tend to tolerate in ourselves - such as jealousy, anger, pride, unthankfulness and judgmentalism. Jerry writes not from a height of spiritual accomplishment but from the trenches of his own battles with sin.

In his admonitions, Jerry offers a message of hope in the profound mercy of the gospel and the transforming grace of God as the means to overcome our subtle sins.

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  • Preface

  • 1. Ordinary Saints
    2. The Disappearance of Sin
    3. The Malignancy of Sin
    4. The Remedy for Sin
    5. The Power of the Holy Spirit
    6. Directions for Dealing with Sins
    7. Ungodliness
    8. Anxiety and Frustration
    9. Discontentment
    10. Unthankfulness
    11. Pride
    12. Selfishness
    13. Lack of Self-Control
    14. Impatience and Irritability
    15. Anger
    16. The Weeds of Anger
    17. Judgmentalism
    18. Envy, Jealousy and Related Sins
    19. Sins of the Tongue
    20. Worldliness
    21. Where Do We Go from Here?

  • Notes


Contributors Jerry Bridges
ISBN 9781631468339
Format Paperback
First published April 2011
Dimensions 158mm x 228mm x 13mm
Weight 0.26 kg
Language English
Pages 186
Publisher Navpress
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Respectable Sins

Tim Challies, Challies.com, 4 Oct 2007

Jerry Bridges has long served the church in the area of applying the gospel to personal holiness, using the Word to convict of sin and the gospel to restore hope. This book is a welcome addition to his already powerful list of books. The respectable sins he outlines I could often identify in my own life as ones that I have been willing to overlook. I suspect the same will be true of any Christian who takes the time to read it. This book is built upon a simple premise and Bridges executes it powerfully. I don’t know of any Christian would not benefit from reading it and from considering those subtle, dangerous, respectable sins.... continue reading

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