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June 30, 2013

Chapter 2 Again and Again of Dangerous Calling by Paul Tripp

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Some favorite quotes from Chapter 2 Again and Again of Dangerous Calling by Paul Tripp

I am obsessively nosy, in the best ministry sense of those words.

how is the gospel of Jesus Christ forming and transforming the heart of this pastor and his local ministry culture?

all of us have the tendency in our sin to become—very skilled self-swindlers.

at the very time I was holding the one beautiful Savior before others, I was working hard to be my own savior.

Because sin blinds, God has set up the body of Christ to function as an instrument of seeing in our lives, so that we can know ourselves with a depth and accuracy that would be impossible if left on our own.

When I daily admit how needy I am, daily meditate on the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and daily feed on the restorative wisdom of his Word, I am propelled to share with others the grace that I am daily receiving at the hands of my savior.

counseling was more problem solving than gospel encouraging.

If you are not requiring yourself to get your deepest sense of well-being vertically, you will shop for it horizontally, and you will always come up empty. If you are not resting in the one true gospel, preaching it to yourself over and over again, you will look to another gospel to meet the needs of your unsettled heart.

I am no longer benefiting from the insight-giving, protecting, encouraging, warning, preventative, and restoring ministries of the body of Christ. I am trying to do what none of us is able to do—spiritually make it on my own. Autonomous Christianity never works, because our spiritual life was designed by God to be a community project.

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