Bilkes, Gerald M.
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We all worry. Although many of our worries are never realized, we continue to live with daily anxiety, constantly fearing the present and the future—things that are or things that never will be. In How Can I Stop Worrying?, Gerald M. Bilkes examines God’s gracious path for trading anxiety for a deep peace through Jesus Christ that can fortify and guard us, regardless of our circumstances, in a way that brings glory to God.
Table of Contents:
Worry is Fruitless
Peace Beyond Human Peace
We Should Care
Our Soul and Their Salvation
Avoiding Sin and the Traps of Satan
Our Various Fields of Responsibility, Aiming at the Glory of God
The Calm at the Feet of Jesus
Look at the Suffering Lord Jesus Christ
Turn from Your Sins and Rest in Jesus Christ
D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones once said that what the church needs to do most all is “to begin herself to live the Christian life. If she did that, men and women would be crowding into our buildings. They would say, ‘What is the secret of this?’” As Christians, one of our greatest needs is for the Spirit of God to cultivate biblical godliness in us in order to put the beauty of Christ on display through us, all to the glory of the triune God. With this goal in mind, this series of booklets treats matters vital to Christian experience at a basic level. Each booklet addresses a specific question in order to inform the mind, warm the affections, and transform the whole person by the Spirit’s grace, so that the church may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior in all things.
Gerald M. Bilkes is professor of New Testament and biblical theology at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids.
“Tender and sympathetic, yet convicting and challenging. Dr. Bilkes skillfully walks the fine line between merely coddling us in our worry and only condemning us for it. While sensitive to the influences of our different backgrounds, experiences, personalities, and constitutions, he carefully applies one of the most wonderful promises in the Bible to one of the most debilitating habits of modern life.” — David Murray, professor of Old Testament and practical theology at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids