Dane C. Ortlund (Author) 4.9 out of 5 stars 1,629 ratings. Dane C. Ortlund (PhD, Wheaton College) serves as senior pastor of Naperville Presbyterian Church in Naperville, Illinois. Key Verse: Hebrews 12:2 “For the joy that was set before him. The meaning of the word “lowly” overlaps with that of “gentle,” together communicating a single reality about Jesus’s heart. If we are asked to say only one thing about who Jesus is, we would be honoring Jesus’s own teaching if our answer is, gentle and lowly. Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers … He is an editor for the Knowing the Bible series and the Short Studies in Biblical Theology series, and is the author of several books, including Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers. We find this truth in Matthew 11:28-30: “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. His heart is not a ticking time bomb; his heart is the green pastures and still waters of endless reassurances of his presence and comfort, whatever our present spiritual accomplishments. This comes in a popular format for e-bO0k. At the same time, counselors must balance these lofty doctrines with God’s revelation of Himself to us in Christ—the exalted triune God is gentle and lowly in heart. The gospel flows from God’s deepest heart for his people, a heart of tender love for the sinful and suffering. Gentle and Lowly The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers (Downloadable Audiobook) : Ortlund, Dane C. : How does Jesus feel about his people amid all their sins and failures? For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”. When you come to Christ for mercy and love and help in your anguish and perplexity and sinfulness, you are going with the flow of his own deepest wishes, not against them. That place in your life where you feel most defeated, he is there; he lives there, right there, and his heart for you, not on the other side of it but in that darkness, is gentle and lowly. As a sinner and a suffer, I was consistently left in awe of Christ’s love toward me, and I was exposed to how often I instinctively feel distanced from God’s love in my sin and suffering. The Happiness of Christ. His is a love that cannot be held back when he sees his people in pain. “Gentle and Lowly comes from the pen of someone who has not just profited from reading the Puritans—but who, more importantly, has read the Bible under their tutelage. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. search results for this author. Using that statement, Ortlund looks at how we see heart of Christ demonstrated through His relationship with His creation and within the Godhead. Open. One short book can never be enough to convey all the glory of the character of Christ, but this book deftly unpacks something we often overlook: Christ is meek and lowly in heart and gives rest to those who … This specific word lowly is generally translated “humble” in the New Testament, such as in James 4:6: “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble .”. 12. Title: Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers - eBook By: Dane C. Ortlund Format: DRM Free ePub Vendor: Crossway Publication Date: 2020 ISBN: 9781433566165 ISBN-13: 9781433566165 Stock No: WW106248EB It is a heart that floods the suffering with the deep solace of shared solidarity in that suffering. Matthew 11:29 New King James Version (NKJV). That book is Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers by Dane Ortlund. Biblical counselors will benefit personally from exploring the themes presented in this work. Multi Buy Discount. Whether you are actively working hard to crowbar your life into smoothness or passively finding yourself weighed down by something outside your control, Jesus Christ’s desire that you find rest, that you come in out of the storm, outstrips even your own. 2 for £8.99 each. The meaning of the word “lowly” overlaps with that of “gentle,” together communicating a single reality about Jesus’s heart. Facebook Twitter Pinterest. Welcoming. This book reflects on these words, opening up a neglected yet central truth about who he is for sinners and sufferers today. It defines and directs our lives. Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers Kindle Edition By Dane Ortland ($3.99) Great Experience. Your very burden is what qualifies you to come. Not harsh, reactionary, easily exasperated. The BCC exists to strengthen churches, para-church organizations, and educational institutions by promoting excellence and unity in biblical counseling as a means to accomplish compassionate outreach and effective discipleship. Ortlund concludes the work with this call—come to Christ. That place in your life where you feel most defeated, he is there; he lives there, right there, and his heart for you, not on the other side of it but in that darkness, is gentle and lowly. But the true and living God, the God who declares himself to us in Scripture, is beyond our comprehension and our wildest dreams. The Book is About Jesus Some may instinctively begin to explore His nature as fully God and fully man and His relations within the Trinity. Gentle And Lowly The Heart Of Christ For Sinners And Sufferers This is not a physical bO0k this is an e-version . “… for I am gentle and lowly in heart …” Our works spring forth from our inward attitude of heart and mind. We see in Scripture the tension which exists between God’s holiness and human sinfulness, which is most magnified in Israel’s sacrificial system. See all formats and editions. Gentle and Lowly is a heart–warming and heart–changing book that will help you better understand Christ’s gentle heart and loving disposition toward his people in the midst of our sins and sufferings. It is in “our weaknesses” that Jesus sympathizes with us. So go to him. 33:15). Join Dane Ortlund each day for a brief Scripture reading as well as a devotional meditation on a different aspect of the heart of Christ, as he helps you discover afresh not just what Jesus has done for you but how he feels about you as his beloved. It is all he needs. Jesus is not trigger-happy. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. Upon Matthew 11:28-30, Ortlund repeatedly labors to show readers that Jesus heart... 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