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Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers (vuoden 2020 painos)

– tekijä: Dane C. Ortlund (Tekijä)

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"Shows how the heart of Christ feels about God's people as they sin and stumble their way through life"--
Teoksen nimi:Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers
Kirjailijat:Dane C. Ortlund (Tekijä)
Info:Crossway (2020), 224 pages
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Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers (tekijä: Dane C. Ortlund)

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Näyttää 1-5 (yhteensä 8) (seuraava | näytä kaikki)
Thoughtful, focused examination about the "heart" of Christ - read with other women from Lighthouse Church (Holly Mehrling's book club)... what a rich and reassuring exploration of Christ's nature and the Triune God's love for us sinners. No matter what. No matter how apart from God's grace we feel, or how miserably we fail in our efforts to holy living, or spiritual growth... I had no idea how much this lovely little study (filled with Scripture) would minister to my aching heart.
" 'Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.' Matthew 11:28 Christians know what Jesus Christ has done--but who is he? What is his deepest heart for his people, weary and faltering on their journey toward heaven? Jesus said he is 'gentle and lowly in heart.' This book reflects on those words, opening up a neglected yet central truth about who he is for sinners and sufferes today" (front flap). As Paul E Miller says (back cover recommend blurbs) "Your soul needs this book. I highly recommend it". ( )
  BDartnall | Jul 3, 2021 |
(1) The heart in Biblical terms (18)
(2) What it means that Jesus is lowly (20)
(3) Were the healings of Jesus miracles? (31) ( )
  jamesrrouse | Jun 18, 2021 |
This book works better as a daily devotional then as a study. It is very repetitive and the author continually quotes great Christian leaders from our Puritan past, but these quotes do not add much to the argument except to highlight how much the author has read old Christian works.

The message of the book is important, but the writing could be better. ( )
  Tower_Bob | Jun 4, 2021 |
I was recommended this book by minister friend who said that it was one of the best books he??d ever read. I read it and similarly loved it. It brought great balm to my soul and joy to my heart. It has been wonderful to have had my eyes fixed upon the love of the Lord Jesus. What a blessing this book has been. ( )
  PGWilliams71 | Jan 31, 2021 |
A beautiful but unbalanced account of Jesus’ heart for sinners and suffers.

I say beautiful because it was not merely a reminder of Jesus heart for the world, but there were fresh insights about his heart for me today. Ortlund makes the point that Jesus is not bored, impatient or overwhelmed every time we call him up for help. His heart repeatedly is moved with compassion in the gospels when people reach out to him with their needs. And Jesus isn’t just happy to help, but actually gets extra joy when we go to him for help. We never inconvenience him. He loves to welcome us.

I think this is was new idea to me. I always knew if I come to Jesus, he won't drive me away. But I kind of thought, he’s be a bit like the NRMA—at call and able to help, but still he doesn't love being called out at 2am in the middle of winter during a storm. Not so Jesus! To quote Ortlund, ‘Christ’s heart is not drained by our coming to him; his heart is filled up all the more by our coming to him… He lives for this. This is what he loves to do. His joy and our's rise and fall together.’

That’s why I think the book is beautiful — it’s lifts up the glory of Jesus gentleness, patience, love and kindness towards us.

Nevertheless, I found the book unbalanced for a couple of reasons.

Firstly, the immediate question that comes to mind for any attentive reader is, “if Jesus heart runs toward us, does he ever get angry or displeased or disappointed with us?” I don’t think Ortlund ever really answers that question clearly. He does state throughout that Jesus is never tired of us, he never grows cold towards us but is forever calm, tender, soothing, restrained. His heart is always for us. This is an oversimplification and the book would have been strengthened with some discussion of the complacent love of God whereby we can please him (Eph 5:10; Phil 4:18; Col 1:10; 1 Thess 4:1, 1 Tim 2:3; 1 Tim 5:4; Heb 13:16, 21; 1 Jn 3:22) and if we obey his commands we stay in his love (John 15:13). But the flip side is that we can also grieve him (Eph 4:30), he on occasion does have something against us (Rev 2:4, 14, 20), we can arouse the Lord’s jealousy ( 1 Cor 10:22) and he does discipline those he loves (Heb 12:3-11). Ray Ortlund (the author’s father) has written helpfully on God’s complacent love over at https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/ray-ortlund/fully-pleasing-to-him/

Another reason I found the book unbalanced was because there were times the author made promises to the reader which may not hold true for them. Ortlund powerfully puts before the reader the glorious promises that God will not cast out those who are his (ch 6). But Ortlund fails to clarify who really belongs to Jesus. On page 62 Ortlund (quoting John Bunyan) asks whether the great sinner, the heard-hearted sinner, the backsliding sinner, and the servant of Satan will be rejected by God. His answer, quoting John 6:37, is that Jesus will not cast any of these away. It’s a beautiful and true promise if you do belong to Christ but a deceptive and destructive promise if you don’t belong to Jesus. At too many points Ortlund provides the sweetness of the gospel without warning of its bitterness to those who reject Christ. He rarely questions the reader as to who they are in relation to Jesus. I don’t think it works to assume the reader is Christian (if that is what Ortlund is doing). One reason is because the book is actually a beautiful portrait of Jesus’ heart for people and something I really want to pass on to unbelievers. Another reason is because there are many “so-called believers” who the New Testament writers repeatedly warn are in danger of being cast out. When Ortlund makes the promise without providing a warning to repent, I fear he is leaving the ambivalent wayward Christian in their spiritual mud pie and in danger of judgement. Yes, Jesus heart runs toward these wayward Christians, but his heart is also for them to turn, to change, to repent, to put sin to death, to live worthy of the gospel, and to please God by obeying his commands. By divorcing the promise of God’s saving love from the command to repent and believe will reassure those who should not be sure or certain of their salvation. It may create unrepentant Christians who love cheap grace rather than repentant Christians who love saving grace.

I really loved the book. I have earmarked many pages, highlighted loads of paragraphs and underlined heaps key sentences. I loved hearing of Jesus unstoppable, gracious, enduring and patient love for me. Ortlund’s writing moved me to love Jesus more and to feel a greater confidence that he will never cast me away. I cannot overstate how wonderful many of Ortlund’s chapters are. But I really wished Ortlund had not obscured the need for the reader to repent and feel the weight God’s displeasure if they are complacently sinning and even to fear his rejection should we persist in unrepentant sin. It’s Jesus heart that we do repent and trust him because he loves to save all who come to him. ( )
  toby.neal | Dec 23, 2020 |
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[Introduction] This is a book about the heart of Christ.
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[Epilogue] What now?
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