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by Brian G. Hedges

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  • ISBN 1936760231
  • ISBN13 978-1936760237
  • Language English
  • Author Brian G. Hedges
  • Publisher Cruciform Press (June 27, 2011)
  • Pages 114
  • Formats lrf rtf lrf lit
  • Category Bibles
  • Subcategory Christian Living
  • Size ePub 1950 kb
  • Size Fb2 1774 kb
  • Rating: 4.9
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The Christian life is not a playground, but a battleground. One of the fiercest foes in this battle dwells within our own hearts: the enemy of indwelling sin. The Scriptures command us to “put sin to death.” This is what pastors and theologians of another generation called the “mortification” of sin. But how do we mortify sin? And what role does the gospel play in this effort to apply lethal force against sin? How can we avoid falling into legalism while still maintaining a passion for holiness? And what kinds of strategies actually work in the daily battle? Brian Hedges answers these questions and more in this biblical and practical guide for waging war against sin in the power of the gospel and dependence on the Spirit.

Licensed To Kill book.

Licensed To Kill book. The Christian life is not a playground, but a battleground  . Pastor and author Brian Hedges in his helpful and powerful book Licensed to Kill: A Field Manual for Mortifying Sin, provides excellent insight into how the believer should deal with sin in their lives. Hedges begins his book by helping the reader understand what and where to target. He rightly notes That target is not merely bad behavior but the sinful desires of the heart that produce the behavior.

Brian Hedges hasn’t written a book for our recreational pleasure, but a ‘field manual’ to assist us in our battle against sin. Rather than aiming at simple moral reformation, Licensed to Kill aims at our spiritual transformation in this fight by addressing the ‘drives and desires of our hearts. Rather than aiming at simple moral reformation, Licensed to Kill aims at our spiritual transformation in this fight by addressing the ‘drives and desires of our hearts

But how do we mortify sin? . Brian G. Hedges is the lead pastor for Fulkerson Park Baptist Church in Niles, Michigan. He has been married to Holly since 1996 and has three children: Stephen, Matthew, and Susannah

But how do we mortify sin? And what role does the gospel play in this effort to apply lethal force against sin? How can we avoid falling into legalism while still maintaining a passion for holiness? And what kinds of strategies actually work in the daily battle? . He has been married to Holly since 1996 and has three children: Stephen, Matthew, and Susannah. He has contributed articles to Heartcry! A Journal on Revival and Spiritual Awakening, Pastor Connect, and The Banner of Truth magazine. He is the author of Christ Formed in You: The Power of the Gospel for Personal Change (Shepherd Press, 2010).

But how do we mortify sin? And what role does the gospel play in this effort to apply lethal force against sin? . Brian Hedgesis the lead pastor for Fulkerson Park Baptist Church in Niles, Michigan.

But how do we mortify sin? And what role does the gospel play in this effort to apply lethal force against sin? How can we avoid falling into legalism while still maintaining a passion for holiness? And what kinds of strategies actually work in the daily battle? These are questions I have personally wrestled with as both a Christian and a pastor.

The latest book published by Cruciform Press is Licensed to Kill-A Field Manual for Mortifying Sin by Brian Hedges. There have not been many modern books that have kept me riveted as PM rolled into AM but this little book by Hedges definitely did the trick

The latest book published by Cruciform Press is Licensed to Kill-A Field Manual for Mortifying Sin by Brian Hedges. There have not been many modern books that have kept me riveted as PM rolled into AM but this little book by Hedges definitely did the trick. This is not an extensive book.

The Scriptures command us to "put sin to death. This is what pastors and theologians of another generation called the "mortification" of sin. But how do we mortify sin? And what role does the gospel play in this effort to apply lethal force against sin? How can we avoid falling into legalism while still maintaining a passion for holiness? And what kinds of strategies actually work in the daily battle? These are questions I have personally wrestled with as both a Christian and a pastor

Brian G. Hedges is the lead pastor of Redeemer Church in Niles Michigan, and the author of multiple books including, Christ Formed in You, Licensed to Kill . Licensed to Kill: A Field Manual for Mortifying Sin Jul 01, 2011.

Brian G. Hedges is the lead pastor of Redeemer Church in Niles Michigan, and the author of multiple books including, Christ Formed in You, Licensed to Kill, Active Spirituality, Hit List: Taking Aim at the Seven Deadly Sins, Christ All Sufficient, With Jesus, and his most recent book Watchfulness: Recovering a Lost Spiritual Discipline. Brian has also written for The Gospel Coalition, Desiring God, Crosswalk, Christianity. com, PastorConnect, and Servants of Grace. He blogs at ww. rianghedges. com and you can follow him on Twitter nghedges. Hedges is the Lead Pastor for Fulkerson Park Baptist Church and the author of Christ Formed in You: The Power of the Gospel for Personal Change, Licensed to Kill: A Field Manual for Mortifying Sin, and Active Spirituality: Grace and Effort in the Christian Life. Brian and his wife Holly have four children and live in South Bend, Indiana. Brian also blogs at ww. comand you can follow him on Twitter nghedges. N. T. Wright, The Resurrection of the Son of God (Christian Origins and the Question of God, Volume 3) (Minneapolis, MN: Fortress, 2003).

A Field Manual for Mortifying Sin. Hedges Cruciform Press Released July, 2011. To my sons, Stephen and Matthew: May you triumph over sin through the gospel of our crucified and risen Savior. com Table of Contents Chapters One Killing Sin.

But how do we mortify sin? And what role does the gospel play in this effort to apply lethal force against sin? How can we avoid falling into legalism while still maintaining a passion for holiness? And what kinds of strategies actually work in the daily battle? These are questions I have personally. This book is my attempt to answer those questions and provide a biblical and practical guide for the war against sin. ISBN: 9781936760251, 9781936760237.

Talk about Licensed to Kill: A Field Manual for Mortifying Sin


Xwnaydan
The title of this book is an obvious reference to one of the James Bond movies.Not only has our Lord given His people a license to kill but they are commanded to do so.Whereas James Bond has been trained to kill enemies of the United States Of America,believers are to mortify(to kill)sin,in their own hearts and lives.

Some may think that sin is a natural part of man's existence,after all,no one is perfect,we all have shortcomings in some areas.Man was not created in a sinful state,he brought it upon himself by rebelling against his benevolent Creator.No,man was created in his makers image and sin has deformed that image.-"The less we bear the image of God due to the presence of sin,the less human we really are." Man's history bears this out,where Christianity has had little or no influence,mans treatment of his fellow man has been savage and brutal(like animals who do not reflect 'The Image Of God').

The chapter entitled 'The Monster Within' is brutally honest,but it is truth which God has revealed,and the closer one 'Walks With The Lord' the greater will be their consciousness of this truth.-"There is something in me that is anti-God,opposed to Him in thought and intention...".This is true of every believer,in the Lord Jesus Christ,both past and present.Romans 7:18a 'For I know that in me(that is,in my flesh)dwelleth no good thing...'.
To any that deny this,and there are those who have,'if they speak not according to the law and the testimony,it is because there is no light in them.'

In the chapter 'With Murderous Intent' Mr.Hedges traces the process of how sin entices the affections.What we love and what we hate,play a big role in what we actually do,so it is helpful to keep in mind the ultimate aim of the enemies of our souls-DEATH.-"This unholy trinity of world,flesh and devil collude with one purpose in mind :death."

The author is obviously familiar with John Owen's standard works on Sin and Temptation.He brings a fresh rendering of these important truths,with some excellent illustrations,that many should be able to relate to.A very helpful book for those who are pursuing 'that holiness without which no one shall see the Lord'.
LeXXXuS
For those who have never slugged through John Owen's "The Mortification of Sin", this is an excellent, to-the-point 21st-century "field manual" on putting sin to death in the Christian's life. (If you *have* read "The Mortification of Sin" or some of Owen's other works, Hedges quotes Owen throughout the book, and you'll be covering much familiar ground -- except it won't be in Owen's lingo ;-)

Hedges helps us focus on the "root and motivation" of sin, targeting our heart rather than our actions: "The only way to kill sin is to mortify the roots of sin in the motives, desires, and drives of the heart." (p. 13)

The reason we need to do this is because, even after we are redeemed by Christ, we still have "an inward disposition to sin, a disposition that itself is sinful." (p. 35) Or to put it another way, "the bondage to sin is broken, but the conflict with sin continues." (p. 37)

But a major problem today is that many professing Christians don't take sin seriously enough (myself included, I'm afraid): "Too many of us underrate the power and malignancy of indwelling sin and try to make a little war. We don't see sin the way God sees sin. If we did, we would find it repulsive and repugnant, and we would fight it with all our strength." (p. 93)

And we have to remember that this is not something we can do in our own power (though we are active participants in the process): "the only way to put sin to death is through the transforming power of the gospel as we fill our minds and hearts with the cross of Christ and cooperate with the work of the Spirit." (p. 93) Also, Hedges does not just analyze the problem -- he offers solid, biblically-based "weapons of war" that we can employ (chapter 9).

Finally, the "Examine and Apply" questions at the end make this an excellent resource for a small group study. And the questions do not simply assume that the reader is a true believer (especially those at the end of chapter 1), so this book is useful for gospel outreach as well.

I recommend this book to every Christian. Or rather, every *true* Christian who is serious about being obedient to Christ. (If you claim to be a Christian but don't care about mortifying sin in your life, I implore you to read 1 John 2:3-6, to take it to heart, and to re-examine your claim.) I'm putting it next on the list for my teenage son to read along with me (I'm going to read it a second time) -- right after we finish Piper's "Don't Waste Your Life".
Maveri
Good stuff here. As Hedges points out if we saw our sin as God does we would be as repulsed as God is and work harder at killing it. Yet this is not a book about behavior modification and try harder stuff. This is a book about surgery, about cutting out the source and seeing lasting change. To Hedge's credit he reminds us this is difficult but well worth it and possible. Hedges encourages is that God has provided the instruments necessary for this surgery. Grace, gospel, the Holy Spirit, communion with God through His word and prayer. Read this book. Use the examine and app!y sections. Allow the grace of God to perform surgery and bring health good life.
Duzshura
Wonderful because it reminds us of the greatness of the gospel, which includes not only the forgiveness of sin, but the reality that we're no longer slaves to sin, and thus, licensed to kill sin, or mortify sin as the Puritans said, in our lives. Convicting, because it reminds me of the reality of sin still infecting my life, and the constant need to make a daily habit of "killing my old man" (great title from an old Petra song).
Khiceog
This book is a must read for Christians. If you are struggling with sin this book is your field manuel. I highly recommend this book for young Christians who have just been saved. This book is easy to read and the author gives Biblical instruction on how to fight this disease we all have that is called sin.
GYBYXOH
Thankful that Hedges took the thrust of Owen's mass work and made it understandable and applicable to the everyday reader.
WtePSeLNaGAyko
I will probably come back and read this book again for the application value. I especially liked the last chapter with the encouragement and sympathy he expresses.