The first three quotes are from Paul David Tripp’s new release Dangerous Calling. Read at your own risk!
“Bad things happen when maturity is more defined by knowing than it is by being. Danger is afloat when you come to love the ideas more than the God whom they represent and the people they are meant to free.” Paul David Tripp
“When the Word of God, faithfully taught by the people of God and empowered by the Spirit of God, falls down, people become different. Lusting people become pure, fearful people become courageous, thieves become givers, demanding people become servants, angry people become peacemakers, complainers become thankful, and idolaters come to joyfully worship the one true God. The ultimate purpose of the Word of God is not theological information but heart and life transformation.” Paul David Tripp
“I am more and more convinced that what gives a ministry its motivations, perseverance, humility, joy, tenderness, passion, and grace is the devotional life of the one doing ministry. 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. There is simply no set of exegetical, homiletical, or leadership skills that can compensate for the absence of this in the life of a pastor. It is my worship that enables me to lead others to worship.” Paul David Tripp
“The end product of biblical Christianity is a person – not a book, not a building, not a set of principles or a system of ethics – but one person in two natures (divine/human) with four ministries (prophet/priest/king/sage) and four biographies (The Gospels). But those four biographies don’t tell the whole story. Every bit of Scripture is part of the same great story of that one person and that one story’s plotline of creation, revelation, redemption, and consummation.” Leonard Sweet and Frank Viola
“I will not be afraid of many thousands of people who have set themselves against me all around.” King David (Psalm 3:6)
Really? I get scared when 2 people are against me. How could David say this? Meditate on the rest of the Psalm.