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Topic: Church Leadership

Paul David Tripp

Key Connections (July 20, 2017)

Selfless or Self-Centered? What Kind of Servant Are You? (Kale Uzzle, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship) If you scan through the Bible’s vast array of stories, proverbs, and instructions regarding servanthood, there are three questions that distinguish the real thing from a false co-opting of servanthood. Praying Together as Mentoring and Discipleship […]

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When a Christian Leader Fails You

Leaders in the church aren’t exempt from sin. No one is. We don’t expect perfect people to lead our congregations, create our resources, and speak into our culture. But we do expect them to uphold the Bible’s authority. We do want them to remain faithful to Christ. So what are […]

Paul David Tripp

Key Connections (July 6, 2017)

Confessing Our Sins Together (Ryan Griffith, Desiring God) For Christians, confession of sin, ultimately, is application of the gospel. Authentic confession of sin is a mingling of humble contrition before God, faith-filled appropriation of the grace of reconciliation, and heartfelt gratitude for the satisfaction that has been accomplished in the cross […]

Paul David Tripp

Key Connections (June 1, 2017)

Do You Resent the Life God Gave You? (Sarah Walton, Desiring God) If we try to make sense of our circumstances, or compare our circumstances to others’, we will inevitably feel like we drew the short straw. 4 Ways to Encourage Your Pastor (Trevor Forbis, Chuck Lawless) I have found four easy ways […]

Paul David Tripp

Key Connections (May 25, 2017)

Why Do Churches Wound Their Pastors? (Dan Doriani, The Gospel Coalition) Why does the church freely, cruelly criticize its pastors for falling short of perfection? Why do we forget that Jesus alone is perfect, that Jesus alone redeems? Five things to pray after the Manchester attack (Rachel Jones, The Good Book Company) […]

Paul David Tripp

Key Connections (November 30, 2016)

How Can Expository Sermons Avoid Being Wooden and Uncreative? (Colin Smith, The Gospel Coalition) There is a kind of preaching that reflects the disciples’ spirit: dutiful, disciplined, and faithful, but also wooden, joyless, and predictable. What we need is more preaching that reflects the spirit of Mary. Walking with our children […]

Paul David Tripp

Key Connections (October 26, 2016)

Why Does God Regret and Repent in the Bible? (John Piper, Desiring God) …when God makes a promise to us, he does it with complete foreknowledge of all the future circumstances and is, therefore, never caught off guard by anything. Ten ways to appreciate your Pastor (Meaghan May, The Good Book Company) Ministry […]

Paul David Tripp

Key Connections (September 28, 2016)

Only Our God Speaks (Ryan Shelton, Desiring God) It is so easy to start investing extreme amounts of time and energy, money and affection in worthless worship to fake saviors. How Jesus Maximized His Season (Sophie McDonald, The Gospel Coalition) Should our planners be continually overbooked? Should the normal pace of our lives […]

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Why Go to Church? 50+ Things You Miss by Not Attending Church

According to recent Pew Research data, only 35% of American Christians consider attending religious services as an essential part of their faith.1 Only 28% listed “helping out in your congregation” as essential. It appears that the majority of self-proclaimed Christians do not know how to answer the question, “Why go to […]

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Four Marks of a Humble Ministry Leader

What a person treasures defines their spirituality before God. Such attachment to material possessions is where all Christians tend to live, what author Francis Schaeffer calls “ash heap lives” (No Little People, 228). In his book, Schaeffer writes that human materialism is a sign that personal possession, personal pride, and personal gain have […]