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October 19, 2013

Some favorite quotes from Chapter 14 Separation of Dangerous Calling by Paul Tripp

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Some favorite quotes from Chapter 14 Separation of Dangerous Calling: Confronting the Unique Challenges of Pastoral Ministry by Paul David Tripp

I am afraid that in the heat of this war and in weariness of spiritual battle many pastors give themselves permission to become comfortable with ministry duplicity (a separation between the truths they teach and the way they live) and subtle ministry idolatry (letting a quest for begin to rule their heart in ministry). The only defense against this is the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Pastor, there is no congregation you need to preach to more than yourself. There is no more important place to exegete and expound grace than in your own heart.

If ministry has power to do anything in us, it has the power to destroy our naive trust in ourselves and to convince us that there is no solid rock of hope to be found but the rock Christ Jesus.

Pastor, it is plain and simple: you and I need to be pastored. One of the scandals of hordes of churches is that no one is pastoring their pastor.

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