Posts made in December, 2013

Inoculated by Unbelief

Posted by on Dec 24, 2013 in Chris Ball | 0 comments

Counselors Reflect on Dangerous Calling by Paul Tripp A Series to Care for the Care Takers of God’s People   “Unbelieving” captures what we do to cover our sin and defend our righteousness. Rather than a simple faith and rest in the accurate diagnosis of the Word of God and the sufficient grace of Christ, we work to tell ourselves that we are not really, in this particular instance, sinners in need of forgiving mercy, because what we have done is not, in face, wrong. Our self-atoning arguments are acts of pride, rebellion, and unbelief. (Paul David Tripp in ‘Dangerous...

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We Need One Another

Posted by on Dec 16, 2013 in Kathy King | 1 comment

Counselors Reflect on Dangerous Calling by Paul Tripp A Series to Care for the Care Takers of God’s People If Christ is the head of his body—and he is—then everything else is just body. The most influential pastor or ministry leader is a member of the body of Christ and therefore needs what the other members of the body need. There is no indication in the New Testament that the pastor is the exception to the rule of all that is said about the interconnectivity and necessary ministry of the body of Christ. (Paul David Tripp in Dangerous Calling, page 70).   A pastor or ministry...

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Authentic Community

Posted by on Dec 8, 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 “Is it biblical to tell pastors that they won’t be able to be friends with anyone, that they must live in an isolation that we would say is unhealthy for anyone else?” page 69. Ron, the pastor of a small congregation, became a casualty of the battle.  He was desperately lonely and did not know what to do about it. The call to proclaim the gospel and lead a group of people toward the Lord is a grand experience.  Many have experienced this remarkable honor.  Our churches...

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Reclaiming Holiness: Part 3

Posted by on Dec 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 Well we are at the end of our journey as we have been discussing maturity in Christ or holiness.  Last we looked at three areas that describe holiness and attempted to contrast it to legalism.  To recap we said that 1) holiness requires the right motivation, 2) holiness requires a whole person response, and 3) holiness requires faith more than feeling.  As I stated at the beginning of that post these are not exhaustive but do help move toward a better understanding holiness and...

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