Respectable Sins Discussion Guide
- Publisher Why are some sins considered worse than others? ^ This discussion guide to Navigator author Jerry Bridges' Respectable Sins helps us evaluate how we regard sins we tend to overlook. Through probing discussion questions, this guide helps you work through anger, jealousy, pride, and more while looking to God for His grace and forgiveness. ^ ? 8 lessons
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About "Respectable Sins Discussion Guide"
If you lead a small group or Bible class, dont miss this companion discussion guide to Respectable Sins: Confronting the Sins We Tolerate . In just eight sessions, you and your group will enjoy lively interaction as you discuss and apply the key principles. The Respectable Sins Discussion Guide also stimulates personal reflection and application as group members are asked to respond in writing to meaningful prompts and questions. (For best participation, each member should have his or her own copy of both the book and the discussion guide.)
Why are some sins considered worse than others? ^ This discussion guide to Navigator author Jerry Bridges' Respectable Sins helps us evaluate how we regard sins we tend to overlook. Through probing discussion questions, this guide helps you work through anger, jealousy, pride, and more while looking to God for His grace and forgiveness. ^ ? 8 lessons
Meet the Authors
Jerry Bridges is one of the most widely recognized and trusted Christian writers today. The former vice-president for corporate affairs of The Navigators, he continues to serve as a Navigators staff member, ministering to college students, churches, and other groups around the world. His first book, The Pursuit of Holiness, is a modern classic with sales over one million copies. He is also the author of I Exalt You, O God, The Practice of Godliness, Trusting God, Transforming Grace, The Discipline of Grace (winner of the ECPA Gold Medallion award), and The Joy of Fearing God.
Stephen and Amanda Sorenson are founders of Sorenson Communications and have co-written many small group curriculum guidebooks, including the entire Faith Lessons series.
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The "Respectable Sins" book by Jerry Bridges is very clear that all anxiety and discontentment is sin. I battled with this, thinking of the angst that Jesus experienced in the Garden of Gethsemane. Jesus was without sin. I think of our physiological response to anxiety and how this can steer us away from sin and danger! I was so conflicted - is Jerry Bridges right on the money and my resistance to his ideas are from my own sin, OR is he was making big bold shocking statements to sell a book? Is it truly biblical to say it in this manner? Then I read this discussion guide and instead of agreeing with Jerry Bridges about all discontentment is sinful, Stephen Sorenson takes a different angle in his printed summary on page 42 and then again in his questions on page 44. He asks "When does discontentment spur us to positive action - and when is it sinful? If you read Respectable Sins carefully you will find that the study guide, with a different author, agrees with me that Jerry Bridges is being a bit extreme in his statements. It is not that we are in any way 'good', we all need to recognize our sinfulness! But Sorenson says these particular "respectable sins" are only sins when they negatively affect our relationship with God. It caused me to write "AHA!" in the margin. I agree.
Unlike some discussion guides that provide a single set of group discussion questions for each focus, this study guide beautifully compliments the book, Respectable Sins, but providing multifaceted discussion, with personal pre-studies and post-studies. Great for groups.