The success of a ministry is always more a picture of who God is than a statement about who the people are that he is using for his purpose.
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.
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.
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.
Tender, heartfelt worship is hard for a person who thinks of himself as having arrived. No one celebrates the presence and grace of the Lord Jesus Christ more than the person who has embraced his desperate and daily need of it.
Pastor, you don’t have to be afraid of what is in your heart, and you don’t have to fear being known, because there is nothing in you that could ever be exposed that hasn’t already been covered by the precious blood of your Savior king, Jesus.
Biblical maturity is never just about what you know; it’s always about how grace has employed what you have come to know to transform the way you live
Autonomous Christianity never works, because our spiritual life was designed by God to be a community project.
Spiritually blind people tend to be blind to their blindness.
The exegetical process doesn’t end with understanding; it ends with application.
Several Videos of Paul Tripp discussing ideas from Dangerous Calling