Omar King

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Posted by on Feb 3, 2014 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   “Yet being the man he thought he needed to be, working to be more publicly righteous than he actually was, was exhausting and burdensome.” Page 77 This particular quote by Tripp simply reminds me of how wearisome it is to try and keep up appearances pretending to be someone I’m not.  One of the most challenging aspects of being Christian is living authentically.  So much of our culture subliminally tells us to put up facades and to masquerade as smarter,...

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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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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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Reclaiming Holiness: Part 1

Posted by on Oct 7, 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   “Maturity is a vertical thing that will have a wide variety of horizontal expressions.  Maturity is about relationship to God that results in wise and humble living (p. 64).” I decided to make this a two-part (or maybe three, we’ll see) post on a subject that as I began writing realized that it was taking on a life of its own and would not allow me to confine it to one post.  The more I wrote the more I saw that needed to be fleshed out that one blog would not be...

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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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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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