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Paul Tripp is the president of Paul Tripp Ministries, a nonprofit organization that is “connecting the transforming power of Jesus Christ to everyday life.” Tripp is also professor of pastoral life and care at Redeemer Seminary in Dallas, Texas, and executive director of the Center for Pastoral Life and Care in Fort Worth, Texas. Tripp has written many books on Christian living that are read and distributed internationally. He has been married for many years to Luella, and they have four grown children.
As you start another year of ministry, pursue joy and humility amid the wondrous weight of the task.
Self-glory turns those who have been chosen and called to be ambassadors into self-appointed kings.
Self-glory will cause you to speak too much when you should listen and to feel no need to speak when you surely should.
Cry for the help that you need. Your Savior is near, and he is both willing and able.
In the duties, processes, and relationships of pastoral ministry I actively devalued the same grace I theologically defended.
This stunning act of humble love resulted not from Jesus forgetting who he was, but because he remembered who he was.
Assessments of arrival crush personal worship.
Arrival will always begin to cut you off from the essential protecting and sanctifying ministry of the body of Christ.
The grace of the cross has made provision for everything the Bible reveals about you.
When I hear an essentially law-driven sermon, asking the law to do what only the grace of Jesus Christ can accomplish, I am immediately concerned about the preacher