Glorious Freedom

The Excellency of the Gospel Above the Law

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Weight 0.42 lbs
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ISBN 9780851517919



Doctrines of Grace, Encouragement, The Law

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Sep 14, 2000

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New Testament




Puritan Paperbacks

Book Description

A renowned Puritan shows the transforming liberty which comes from seeing Christ in the gospel in an exposition of 2 Corinthians 3:17-18.

The original title of this study was The Excellency of the Gospel above the Law. Sibbes described the fuller self-revelation of God in the coming of Christ and its greater effect in those who behold that glory by the Spirit. The vitality of the new covenant results in spiritual liberty and likeness to Christ.

Thomas Goodwin and Philip Nye supervised the first edition of this work which was first published in 1639, four years after Sibbes’ death. They described it as showing ‘the liberty of the sons of God… the image of their graces here and glory hereafter’ and as providing ‘much comfort and great encouragement to all (who) begin timely and continue constantly in the ways of God.’

The text of the original treatise is reproduced here with minimal editing.

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Publisher’s Preface ix
1. The Context of 2 Corinthians 3:17-18 1
 2. The Spirit of Christ 6
 3. Liberty 27
 4. The Gospel Is beyond the Law 69
 5. Our Communion and Fellowship with God in Christ 72
 6. Our Conformity to the Image of Christ 101
 7. Conclusion 185
Appendix – analysis 189

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  1. Matthew Sullivan

    This is one of my all-time favorites from the Puritan Paperbacks series, and also one of my favorite Puritan books. It’s a truly glorious exposition of the gospel, and I use the word “glorious” purposefully. It was said that Sibbes was “a heavenly doctor” for the vision he had of Christ and his ability to apply gospel-truth to the heart. This book certainly demonstrates why that is so. The vision of God and Jesus and grace in this book has deeply warmed my heart and left a lasting impression in my understanding of the gospel that never fails to encourage me and inspire praise. Few authors have touched me like Sibbes has here.
    Do read!

  2. joshanders11

    My favorite of the puritain series.

  3. Rees Hovland

    My favourite book in the Puritan Paperbacks series. Great book on sanctification. One of my all-time favourite books.

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