This unique collection is aimed at providing Christians with valuable resources to facilitate maturity in their walk of faith. Sit down with R. Kent Hughes as he counsels and encourages you from God’s Word on matters of practical Christian life. The most foundational Christian disciplines are helpfully presented in this collection. Not only do these volumes present moral imperatives of how we ought to live, they also powerfully proclaim the gospel indicatives of what Christ has already done for the believer. In Holiness by Grace: Delighting in the Joy That Is Our Strength, Bryan Chapell shows us that it is the truth of what Jesus has done for us and who we are in Christ that empowers us to live new lives.
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Discusses the important topics of grace and discipline
Enhances understanding with the wisdom and scholarship of notable pastors
Demonstrates each concept with constant references to Scripture, keeping God’s word as the focus
Our churches and homes need men willing to follow the path of godliness no matter what the cost. This inspiring, popular book has been speaking to the hearts of men for more than 10 years, and its words are still relevant. Using engaging illustrations, scriptural wisdom, practical suggestions, and study questions, Kent Hughes offers a frank biblical discussion on major areas of Christian manhood: family, godliness, leadership, ministry, and more. This newly revised edition is for every man who wants to know what it means to be a Christian in today’s world.
The author illustrates the importance of discipline in spiritual matters in the first chapter:
We will never get anywhere in life without discipline, be it in the arts, business, athletics, or academics. This is doubly so in spiritual matters. In other areas we may be able to claim some innate advantage. An athlete may be born with a strong body, a musician with perfect pitch, or an artist with an eye for perspective. But none of us can claim an innate spiritual advantage. In reality, we are all equally disadvantaged. None of us naturally seeks after God, none is inherently righteous, none instinctively does good (cf. Romans 3:9).
Discipline is a subject which the Scriptures say much—but contemporary authors have been peculiarly silent. Kent Hughes fills a gaping void with this superb volume . . . If there is a spark of spiritual desire in your soul, this book will surely kindle it into a blazing passion for godly discipline.
R. Kent Hughes is senior pastor emeritus of College Church in Wheaton, Illinois. Hughes earned a DMin in 1981 from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and a DD from Biola University in 1991. Hughes’ 42 years of ministry consists of 10 years as a youth pastor, five as a church planter, and 27 as a senior pastor at College Church.
Holiness by Grace: Delighting in the Joy That Is Our Strength
God calls us to be holy as he is holy. But how is that possible when we are clearly imperfect? A gifted preacher and teacher illustrates the principles of grace, the practices of faith, and the motives of love to help us understand holy living. Readers will journey through key biblical texts that eliminate performance as a means of establishing or maintaining salvation, but that also emphasize obedience as a grateful response to God’s mercy. When God’s children recognize that his love for them never wavers, then his grace will quicken their steps, strengthen their hearts and delight their souls to carry on.
With the skill of a surgeon and the joy of a child, Bryan Chapell invites us to walk in a garden of grace. Thanks to publisher and author for this fine work.
Dr. Bryan Chapell is distinguished professor of preaching at Knox Theological Seminary. He preaches and lectures in churches and seminaries all over the world and has authored several books including Using Illustrations to Preach with Power.