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Uotes that sturck me as I readCh 1 THE BEST NEWS A REASON TO GET UP IN THE MORNINGWe must not offer people a system of redemption a set of insights and principles We offer people a Redeemer In his power we find the hope and help we need to defeat the most powerful enemies Hope rests in the grace of the Redeemer the only real means of lasting change pg 8In rejecting a biblical view of people the world eliminates any hope of answering the what is wrong uestion accurately pg 9Sinners tend to respond sinfully to being sinned against pg 11Sin not only
me to sinfully to suffering it causes me to respond sinfully to blessing pg 12Independence self sufficiency and self absorption lead us to think of ourselves first and to climb over the fences between ourselves and our desires pg 14Sin also produces foolishness in us Foolishness believes that there is no perspectives "INSIGHT THEORY OR TRUTH RELIABLE THAN OUR OWN PG "theory or truth reliable than our own pg Tripp presents a compelling biblical vision for Christian ministry each member of the local body being used by God to change each other and into the image of their Redeemer Every church member should read this bookHere are ust a few uotes from the book s Preface which summarize the main point well Many of us would be relieved if God had placed our sanctification in the hands of trained and paid professionals but that simply is not the biblical model God s plan is that through the faithful ministry of every part the whole body will grow to full maturity in Christ The leaders of his church have been gifted positioned and appointed to train and mobilize the people of God for this every person everyday ministry lifestyle The paradigm is simple when God calls you to himself he also calls you to be a servant an instrument in his redeeming hands All of his children are called into ministry and each of them needs the daily intervention this ministry provides That is what this book is about how God uses people who are themselves in need of change as instruments of the same kind of change in others This book s goal is not ust that people s lives would be changed as they give help and receive it The goal is to help change the church s very culture We could never hire enough paid staff to meet the ministry needs of the average local church A valuable theological edifying practical book on Biblical personal ministry Where we can tend to have vague feelings trite fixes and faulty insight into relational difficulties Tripp provides Biblical categories and hope for the most challenging messy situations I appreciated his emphasis on the heart being the root issue of all struggles while not dismissing the reality of suffering and being sinned against If you are a Christian you are someone who is being changed and someone who is called to help others who are being changed And this book will help you in both of those areas This is a fantastic book Often times illustrations or stories in a book detract from the overall uality in the book they are usually comprised of fluff intended only to add pages to the book Thankfully Tripp s book does not do that Every illustration powerfully or clearly brought a point or truth home His illustrations and sto. We might be relieved if God placed our sanctification only in the hands of trained professionals but that is not his plan Instead through the. ,causes me to
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Ries obviously stem from many years of his own personal sanctification ourney and also his own ministry to others Tripp throughout the book emphasizes the role of homework in the task of coming alongside the counseling process in a powerful and transformative way I very much appreciated this practical insight of assigning homework to the counselees Too often people are under the impression that their meetings with the counselors are the most
Significant Times In Their Attemptstimes in their attempts life and mind renewal That of course is true in a sense as the counselor uniuely comes alongside the counselee with the searchlight of Scripture and begins to ask the right sort of uestions that expose sinful thoughts attitudes and such But the real battle continues often times in full force once the counselee leaves their meetings Throughout the week that individual is confronting his or her struggles at a constant rate The astute counselor then strategically assigns homework that best suits the counselee given their uniue contexts It puts the responsibility on the lap of the counselee ensuring that they diligently own the work to which they have "already professed commitment to Additionally homework provides a wonderful opportunity for follow "professed commitment to Additionally homework provides a wonderful opportunity for follow conversation with the counselor In other words the sanctification process is not operating in a vacuum in real and tangible ways it is occurring within the daily life of the counselee The homework only serves as an aid and accountability to that endTime and again as I read through this book I was convicted with how much I can be selfish in ministering to others On any given day I can serve others as long as it does not interfere with my hobbies or cross into my comfort zone It is painful to write those words but they are true This book has impressed upon me the reality that personal ministry is exactly that personal As Tripp states We offer people a living loving presence that puts real flesh and blood on the presence of the Lord 131 We are indeed the instruments in the Redeemer s hands called to incarnate the presence of Christ in an honest and powerful mannerAnother key insight I gleaned from this reading was the fact that as counselors we are simply in the task of showing fellow sinners what is already taking place in their own hearts We are not called to be those who stand over people positioning ourselves as sanctification gurus we instead are sinners called to minister to fellow sinners as we apply the Bible into the various and often messy matters in their lives As I read Tripp s book I could not help but pick up on the pastoral tone with which he communicates There s an evident love for the Word of God and for people as one reads which is instructive for me as I seek to minister to others I must strive to serve others out of the abundance of my own communion with God as he shapes and transforms my life into the image of Christ I would benefit from reading this book again and again Perhaps what I am about to say needs to be ualified this is the third Paul Tripp book I ve read this year I appreciate Tripp s ministry and I know many speak of how this book and many others have been beneficial however I seem to struggle to conne. Ministry of every part of the body the whole church will mature in Christ Paul David Tripp helps us discover where change is needed in our .
Ct with him as an authorreader I find him particularly wordy and disconnected in his presentation It s a stylistic critiue than anything This book is helpful at times a few chapters
AND SECTIONS WERE EDUCATIONAL THOUGH FORsections were educational though for most part there wasn t anything that I hadn t already "heard or read elsewhere That being said I realize that this book has served as the bedrock for "or read elsewhere That being said I realize that this book has served as the bedrock for other additional resources I d encourage others to read this but it could easily have been 100 pages shorter and punchy Regarding the actual content this books provides a basic introduction to Christian relationships and how to help others in their Christian walks It certainly is an introduction and not much It s fairly wide reaching but could have spent time with case studies and not What Is a Googly?: The Mysteries of Cricket Explained just short stories and illustrations here and there The other thing Tripp seems to do in his books is present some scary scenario with hardly ever sharing how it resolved or didn t or progressed leaving the reader with some cliff hangers I think if I could have it my way I d substitute this book for Welch s Side by Side and Powlison s How Does Sanctification Work and maybe also Emlet s Prescriptions and Descriptions to address the medical side All three books make up less than this one and would presentust as good a picture whilst covering ground This book is about Biblical counseling and explains the process for helping people to see themselves and their issues as God sees them in the light of Scripture I can see how it can be useful and the author obviously has a wealth of personal experience in this area which he is now using to instruct others through his writing It is a helpful resourceThe author rightly explains that the root of all problem behaviour is sin in the heart However he doesn t allow for medicalneurological problems which may contribute to wrongful thinking and behaviour These can be deeply ingrained and the approach of the author in places is too simplisticoverlooks realityFor a Christian balance is needed to ensure we do not place too much emphasis on secular psychology and its solutions but also where there are medical issues these need to be recognised and treated properly and not ust explained away as sin in the heart The bottom line is that God can change anyone and deal with any of these issues but how God chooses to work in the life of a person may be different in each case I highly recommend it The author Paul David Tripp has a humble attitude realizing that we are all broken vessels and we need each other for our sanctification He gets to the root of our human problem by asserting that we are all worshipers if not of God then of something in His place We can see how personal trouble and relational disorders "Come From I LOVED "from I LOVED book I think almost every page has highlighting or notes of some sort This book is for everyone truly life changing and I especially found it helpful as a parent Tripp is so full of grace and you can t help but feel his passion for his subject and his compassion for his readers Solid Biblical counseling book One that I will return to over and over again Tripp is a breath of fresh air as I plan for one day being a pastor Highly recommended. Wn lives and the lives of others Following the example of Jesus Tripp reveals how to get to know people and how to lovingly speak truth to th.