Posts made in January, 2014

Good News

Posted by on Jan 27, 2014 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   “Joe worried about how the knowledge of his struggles would harm people’s hope in the power of the gospel. He didn’t want people to question the gospel because it didn’t look as though the gospel was working in the life of their pastor.”  Page 76   Sometimes a subtle miscalculation, a slight distortion, can seep into our guttural beliefs. As ministry leaders, we are very conscious of the way we are perceived by those we are responsible for...

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The Artificial Stability of Self-Reliance in Ministry

Posted by on Jan 19, 2014 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     “It also means that they will struggle to be patient with people who are messing up or have lost their way. Self-righteous people tend not to be patient and understanding in the face of the failure of others. This goes back to the reality that no one gives grace better than a person who knows he desperately needs it himself.” p. 71   How can one schooled in the sufficiency of Christ and involved in the ministry of reconciliation become hardened by...

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Are You A Self-Swindler?

Posted by on Jan 15, 2014 in Bridgehaven Team, Kathy King | 0 comments

“When my conscience is activated and bothered, I am faced with making one of two choices. The first and best choice is to admit that what I have done is wrong and place myself once again under the justifying mercies of Christ, receiving his forgiveness. Or I can erect some system of self-atonement that essentially argues for the rightness of what I’ve done. What I am doing here is making myself feel good about what God says is not good. I am participating in my own spiritual blindness. Every person still living with sin inside is a very skilled self-swindler… We do this way more...

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