Posts made in November, 2013

Practicing What We Preach

Posted by on Nov 24, 2013 in Chris Ball | 2 comments

Counselors Reflect on Dangerous Calling by Paul Tripp A Series to Care for the Care Takers of God’s People     “Does it seem right and healthy that in many churches the functional reality is that no one gets less of the ministry of the body of Christ than the pastor does?” Paul Tripp, Dangerous Calling, p. 69   No, it seems much more akin to disease or disorder than right and healthy. Unfortunately, pastors and ministry leaders are incredibly susceptible to isolation and loneliness. This seems oxymoronic. If the pastor is indeed a member within the body of Christ,...

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Three Essential Truths

Posted by on Nov 18, 2013 in Kathy King | 0 comments

Counselors Reflect on Dangerous Calling by Paul Tripp A Series to Care for the Care Takers of God’s People “Remember Elijah, who, after the great victory over the prophets of Baal on Mount Carmel, finds himself so alone, discouraged, and hopeless that he wishes he could die. First Kings 19 pictures for us this pathetic prophet who has completely lost his way and is convinced it’s the end. He can see no way out. He is convinced that he is the only righteous man left, and from his vantage point it looks as though evil is going to win. God has to come to Elijah and return him to his...

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A Deep Heart Devotion

Posted by on Nov 10, 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 “You see, he was able to resist because of the deep heart devotion he had to his Lord.  His heart was not ruled by horizontal pleasure but by vertical worship. He could not conceive of doing such a wicked thing against God.  A glory greater than the temporary glories of the created world had captured his heart; and so he spoke with an immediate, emphatic, and heartfelt no.”- page 66. The story of Joseph is an amazing story and does such a magisterial job of showing us...

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Reclaiming Holiness: Part 2

Posted by on Nov 4, 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 In the previous post I introduced the subject of holiness and contended that Dr. Paul Tripp’s central theme of his book Dangerous Calling was a call to living a holy life before God and what that entails.  I went on to state in a general sense that holiness and legalism are two very different things and to highlight some of the common misconceptions about both.  I pointed out three areas that stood out regarding holiness that we will now unpack.  These are not meant to be...

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