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June 22, 2013

Chapter 1 of Dangerous Calling: Confronting the Unique Challenges of Pastoral Ministry by Paul David Tripp

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Some favorite quotes from Chapter 1 of Dangerous Calling: Confronting the Unique Challenges of Pastoral Ministry by Paul David Tripp

I would simply ask that as you read, you deactivate your inner lawyer and consider with an open heart.

Chapter 1 Headed for Disaster

The pain was a clear indication of God’s lavishing his love and grace on me. In this trial of conviction, I was getting what I had so often prayed for—the salvation (sanctification) of my soul.

You preach to yourself an anti-gospel of your own righteousness, power, and wisdom, or you preach to yourself the true gospel of deep spiritual need and sufficient grace. You preach to yourself an anti-gospel of aloneness and inability, or you preach to yourself the true gospel of the presence, provisions, and power of an ever-present christ.

You are most loving, patient, kind, and gracious when you are aware that there is no truth that you could give to another that you don’t desperately need yourself.

I had let my ministry become something that it should never be (my identity); I looked to it to give me what it never could (my inner sense of well-being).

maturity is not merely something you do with your mind (although that is an important element of spiritual maturity). No, maturity is about how you live your life.

Knowledge is an exercise of your brain. Wisdom is the commitment of your heart that leads to transformation of your life.

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