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May 17, 2013

More from Chapter 7 Fully Exposed of Jesus + Nothing = Everything by Tullian Tchividjian

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More from Chapter 7 Fully Exposed of Jesus + Nothing = Everything by Tullian Tchividjian

“All this becomes more accessible and embraceable for us as we do something Jerry Bridges advises: preaching the gospel to yourself every day. Because we’re so naturally prone to look to ourselves and our performance more than we look to Christ and his performance, we need constant reminders of the gospel.”

“What the Bible teaches is that we mature as we come to a greater realization of what we already have in Christ.”

“Ironically, when we focus mostly on our need to get better, we actually get worse.”

Martin Luther so aptly put it in his Lectures on Romans, “To progress is always to begin again.”

“If we fail to remember our justification, redemption, and reconciliation, we will struggle in our sanctification.”

“Christian growth, in other words, doesn’t happen by first behaving better, but by believing better—believing in bigger, deeper, brighter ways what Christ has already secured for sinners.”

“Our hard work, therefore, means coming to a greater understanding of his work.”

“When we succumb to temptation, we are failing to believe in that moment that everything we need, in Christ we already have.”

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