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Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands: People in Need of Change Helping People in Need of Change

Paul David Tripp

Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands: People in Need of Change Helping People in Need of Change

Paul David Tripp

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We might be relieved if God placed our sanctification only in the hands of trained professionals, but that is not his plan. Instead, through the ministry of every part of the body, the whole church will mature in Christ. Paul David Tripp helps us discover where change is needed in our own lives and the lives of others. Following the example of Jesus, Tripp reveals how to get to know people, and how to lovingly speak truth to them.

Comprehensive treatment of how God uses people as tools of change in the lives of others, people who themselves are in need of change. In many ways, the church today has more consumers than committed participants. We see church merely as an event we attend or an organization we belong to, rather than as a calling that shapes our entire life. Tripp explains how his work follows an "all of my people, all of the time" model. If you followed the Lord for a thousand years, you would still need the ministry of the body of Christ as much as you did the day you first believed. This need will remain until our sanctification is complete in history.

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We might be relieved if God placed our sanctification only in the hands of trained professionals, but that is not his plan. Instead, through the ministry of every part of the body, the whole church will mature in Christ. Paul David Tripp helps us discover where change is needed in our own lives and the lives of others. Following the example of Jesus, Tripp reveals how to get to know people, and how to lovingly speak truth to them.

Comprehensive treatment of how God uses people as tools of change in the lives of others, people who themselves are in need of change. In many ways, the church today has more consumers than committed participants. We see church merely as an event we attend or an organization we belong to, rather than as a calling that shapes our entire life. Tripp explains how his work follows an "all of my people, all of the time" model. If you followed the Lord for a thousand years, you would still need the ministry of the body of Christ as much as you did the day you first believed. This need will remain until our sanctification is complete in history.

-Publisher.
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376 Pages
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In many ways, the church today has more consumers than committed participants. We see church merely as an event we attend or an organization we belong to, rather than as a calling that shapes our entire life. Many of us would be relieved if God had placed our sanctification in the hands of trained professionals, but that simply is not the biblical model. God's plan is that through the faithful ministry of every part, the whole body will grow to maturity in Christ. All of his children are called into ministry, and each of them needs the daily intervention this ministry provides. God uses people, who need change themselves, as instruments of change in others. Tripp explains how his work follows an "all of my people, all of the time" model. If you followed the Lord for a thousand years, you would still need the ministry of the body of Christ as much as you did the day you first believed. This need will remain until our sanctification is complete in Glory
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Meet the Author

Paul David Tripp

Paul D. Tripp (D.Min., Westminster Theological Seminary) is Professor of Pastoral Life and Care at Redeemer Seminary, Dallas TX. Previously he was a counselor and Director of Changing Lives Ministries at the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation in Glenside, PA, and a Lecturer in Practical Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary, PA.

He is the author of Instruments in the Redeemers Hands; War of Words: Getting to the Heart of Our Communication Struggles; Age of Opportunity: A Biblical Guide to Parenting Teens; Lost in the Middle: Midlife and the Grace of God; How People Change (co-author); Relationships: A Mess Worth Making (co-author); A Quest for More: Living for Something Bigger Than You; Whiter Than Snow: Meditations on Sin and Mercy; A Shelter in the Time of Storm: Meditations on God and Trouble; Broken Down House: Living Productively in a World Gone Bad and most recently What did you expect?: Redeeming the realities of marriage.
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5 stars By Lauren Watt, Nov 05 2018
I read this book primarily to help me minister to the young people in my care, and while I have gained valuable tools for that role, this book has also changed me profoundly. All based on sound doctrine, but with practical counselling advice for how to apply biblical truth. It is quite a lengthy book, and at times repetitive, but I believe in a good way - reminding me of what I had already learned in the book at crucial points. It is intended for all congregation members to read, but at time illustrations and content can make it seem like it is written primarily for ministry leaders. Despite this, It is well worth all Christians reading, as it helps so much with taking the time to understand ourselves, as good questions of our friends who are hurting and really feel like we have the tools to help in awful situations. The main focus of the book is identifying the problems with our own hearts and how we respond in tough situations, in order to grow in character, rather than feeling victim to hard circumstances. I would suggest if readers are in the middle of their own awful situation they take care, particularly if struggling with marital issues, as some of the illustrations may feel a little close to home and cause further distress. This is a book I will keep on the regular reading shelf as I keep caring for people God has placed in my life. 
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5 stars By Katherine, Dec 08 2016
Firslty, this book is a great tool for someone who is looking at being an Ambassador for Christ, as "We are therefore Christ's Ambassadors" (2Co 5:20), helping, supporting, and strengthening God's Children, and bringing them to Him - we are His instruments. 

Personally, then, I also used this book for self help and growth. Applying the concepts and understanding contained within has enabled me to self counsel (with God). Also to realise why my life has been what it has been. But also then to see how God has been preparing me to be an Ambassador to others for Christ in this broken world... as is all our rolls has His children. 
So, this is a great tool for self growth as well as building strength and understanding into our roll as Christ's Ambassadors.  

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  • Catalogue Code 185771
  • Product Code 0875526071
  • EAN 9780875526072
  • Pages 376
  • Department Academic
  • Category Church
  • Sub-Category Care/counselling
  • Publisher P&r Publishing
  • Publication Date Oct 2002
  • Sales Rank #7367
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 27 mm
  • Weight 0.499kg

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