Posts made in September, 2013

A Passion for People

Posted by on Sep 30, 2013 in Neale Davis | 0 comments

Counselors Reflect on Dangerous Calling by Paul Tripp A Series to Care for the Care Takers of God’s People   “It is your own daily experience of the rescue of the gospel that gives you a passion for people to experience the same rescue.”Paul Tripp. Page 64 There is so much about the gospel that really grabs my heart.  What I love most about the gospel, and serving Christ, is the absolute freedom that this relationship brings.  Paul said in Galatians, “For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.” Christ has...

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The Heart that Matters Most

Posted by on Sep 23, 2013 in Omar King | 0 comments

Counselors Reflect on Dangerous Calling by Paul Tripp A Series to Care for the Care Takers of God’s People     “You see, it is only love for Christ that can defend the heart of the pastor against all the other loves that have the potential to kidnap his ministry.  It is only worship of Christ that has the power to protect him from all the seductive idols of ministry that will whisper in his ear.  It is only the glory of the risen Christ that will guard him against the self-glory that is a temptation to all who are in ministry and that destroys the ministry of so many. . ....

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Ministering Out of a “Christ-tenderized” Heart

Posted by on Sep 16, 2013 in Kathy King, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Counselors Reflect on Dangerous Calling by Paul Tripp A Series to Care for the Care Takers of God’s People “A pastor’s ministry is never just shaped by his knowledge, experience, and skill. It is always also shaped by the true condition of his heart. In fact, if his heart is not in the right place, all of the knowledge and skill can actually function to make him dangerous…” (Paul David Tripp, in Dangerous Calling, page 62). Why do we do the things that we do? Behavior comes from a variety of motivations. For example, if you skip eating a cupcake, you may be motivated by not...

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More Than Knowledge and Skill

Posted by on Sep 9, 2013 in Neale Davis | 0 comments

Counselors Reflect on Dangerous Calling by Paul Tripp A Series to Care for the Care Takers of God’s People     “I have heard the tale again and again.  The summary is always the same: ‘We finally came to the realization that we had called (hired) someone we didn’t know.’”-p. 57. He seemed absolutely tailor made for the church and the search committee decided to go to his present assignment to hear him preach.  After the sermon, which was beautifully taught and well exegeted, the search committee unanimously decided that this was the best man for their church.  He...

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The Community Pastors Need

Posted by on Sep 2, 2013 in Omar King | 0 comments

Counselors Reflect on Dangerous Calling by Paul Tripp A Series to Care for the Care Takers of God’s People “Doesn’t every member of the body of Christ need the ministry of the body of Christ, including the pastor?” (p. 79). This is not a trick question, but it is rhetorical.  Of course pastors need the ministry of the body of Christ. Unfortunately, many pastors aren’t availing themselves to that ministry.  Many pastors either don’t have that community or if they do, they are usually other pastors with similar ministries, in other cities, who they connect with at...

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