Call To Die

Then [Jesus] said to them all, "If anyone wants to come with Me, he must deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow Me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life because of Me will save it. (Luke 9:23-24, HCSB)

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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Twelve Quotes from Paul Tripp

[The following quotes from biblical counselor Paul Tripp come via Twitter/Facebook feeds from my friends Timmy Brister and Stephen Newell; I am not sure of the original source(s).]

re: the Bible

"The Bible is not an encyclopedia of topics. It's a story of God's grand redemptive story."

re: sin

"Since sin is driven by self, it will dehumanize people in your life. They will be reduced to being a vehicle or an obstacle."

"Sin causes us to shrink our lives to the size of our lives. It is anti-social in its most fundamental form."

"When you turn a blessing into a demand, nothing good ever happens."

"The kingdom of self functions on earthbound treasures and anxiety bound needs (Matt. 6)."

re: obedience

"Obedience is an act of thankful worship, not a fearful means of trying to gain favor with God."

"The thing you treasure will control your heart, and what controls your heart will control your words and behavior."

"True horizontal love is born in the soil of vertical gratitude"

"No one gives grace better than the one who knows he desperately needs it foremost."

re: words

"The words you say in your marriage always reveal more about you than the person you are living with."

"Your words and behavior are more caused by what's inside of you than what is outside of you."



Blogger Nathan White said...

The original source is the book 'What did you expect?', at least for Timmy's posts. Great book - I recommend it as well. This and Keller's new book on marriage are the two best I've ever read on the subject.

2:35 PM  

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