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Holiness and Our Wills

Men’s Small Group // April 11, 2022

This is a lesson I prepared for a men’s small group and is based on the book “Pursuit of Holiness” by Jerry Bridges (Chapter 13)

Philippians 2:12-13 ESV
Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, [13] for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.

Bridges calls us back to chapter 6 where John Owen reminded us that when the Bible speaks of the heart that it generally means all the faculties of the soul as they work together. These faculties being the mind, the emotions, and the will.

So how do we guard our heart?

God’s good pleasure is our motivation

Psalm 37:4 ESV
Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Reflection Questions

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