Instruments in the Redeemer s Hands

Author: Paul David Tripp
Publisher: P & R Publishing
ISBN: 9780875526072
Format: PDF
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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

How People Change

Author: Timothy S. Lane
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 1935273906
Format: PDF
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A changed heart is the bright promise of the gospel. When the Bible talks about the gift of a new heart, it doesn't mean a heart that is immediately perfected, but a heart that is capable of being changed. Jesus' work on the cross targets our hearts, our core desires and motivations, and when our hearts change, our behavior changes. It's amazing to watch people who once seemed stuck in a pattern of words, choices, and behaviors start living in a new way as Christ changes their hearts.

Christ Centered Biblical Counseling

Author: James MacDonald
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 0736951466
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Christ-Centered Biblical Counseling is a comprehensive guide that will equip God’s people to use biblical truth to change lives. More than that, this book will increase people’s confidence in the sufficiency and relevancy of God’s Word to address real-life issues in a multitude of counseling situations. Readers of this book will: Understand clearly why they should embrace biblical counseling. Be encouraged to trust God’s Word to provide rich insight for living in the midst of even the most difficult challenges. Enjoy the relevant, pastoral, and theological teaching they have come to appreciate from such noted authors as James MacDonald, John Piper, Mark Dever, and Elyse Fitzpatrick. The 28 chapters blend theological wisdom and practical expertise. The first half of the book emphasizes a practical theology of biblical counseling; the second half highlights a practical methodology of biblical counseling. Though accessible to all Christians, the book will especially appeal to pastors and church leaders, counseling practitioners, students, and educators.

Dangerous Calling

Author: Paul David Tripp
Publisher: Crossway
ISBN: 1433535858
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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After traveling the globe and speaking to thousands of churches worldwide, Paul David Tripp has discovered a serious problem within pastoral culture. He is not only concerned about the spiritual life of the pastor, but also with the very community of people that trains him, calls him, relates to him, and restores him if necessary. Dangerous Calling reveals the truth that the culture surrounding our pastors is spiritually unhealthy—an environment that actively undermines the wellbeing and efficacy of our church leaders and thus the entire church body. Here is a book that both diagnoses and offers cures for issues that impact every member and church leader, and gives solid strategies for fighting the all-important war that rages in our churches today.

You Can Change

Author: Tim Chester
Publisher: Crossway
ISBN: 1433542773
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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It's about heart change, not behavior change. That's the conviction of Tim Chester as he seeks to help everyday Christians "connect the truth about God with our Monday-morning struggles." This interactive book, laid out in workbook fashion, is for newer Christians struggling with sin and for more mature Christians who have plateaued in their faith as they seek to find victory over sin in their lives. With a conviction that sanctification is God's work and the journey to holiness is joyful, Chester guides readers through a "change project"-beginning with the selection of one area of life they would like to modify. Each chapter includes a question (e.g., Why would you like to change? What truths do you need to turn to?) to guide readers as they deal with a specific sin or struggle, truths from God's word, and a reflection guide to help readers through their change project.

War of Words

Author: Paul David Tripp
Publisher: P & R Publishing
ISBN: 9780875526041
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Paul Tripp identifies the attitudes and assumptions behind our words and shows how to develop God-honoring communication.

Seeing with New Eyes

Author: David Powlison
Publisher: P & R Publishing
ISBN: 9780875526089
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This book consists of essays by a highly regarded biblical counselor written over almost twenty years. Some of these pieces exegete Scripture with a counseling perspective, while others recast specific psychological problems. This book explores two main topics. Scripture: Gods voice speaks into real life to reveal the gaze and intentions of the Christ who pursues us. How do we embrace, probe, and unravel Scripture? Understanding people amid their real life struggles: How do we embrace, probe, and unravel the problems of daily life?

How People Change Study Guide

Author: Paul David Tripp
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781935273844
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The How People Change Study Guide challenges and equips participants to live out the gospel in their everyday lives. This course helps people to understand the underlying motivations for their actions and gives them specific, practical help in changing long-standing patterns of behavior, so they grow in love for God and others. Based on principles from the book, How People Change, authors Timothy S. Lane and Paul David Tripp now offer this companion guide for use in church-wide training sessions, small groups, Sunday schools, youth groups, or one-on-one discipleship. Each of the twelve lessons includes teaching, homework discussion, CPRCentral truth/Personal application/Relational applicationdetailed illustrations, group discussion guide, and "Make It Real" life applications.

Helping Your Adopted Child

Author: Paul David Tripp
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781934885314
Format: PDF, Mobi
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HELPING YOUR ADOPTED CHILD- Long before you decided to adopt, long before your child was born, God planned to put your adopted child into your home. Your child is an amazing gift from God, but nurtur-ing an adopted child also brings unique challenges. Understanding your adopted child from God's perspec-tive will allow you to address those challenges by faith and with hope. Learn from counselor and adoptive father Paul David Tripp how to help adopted children understand their identity and place in God's world.

In the Fellowship of His Suffering

Author: Elahe Hessamfar
Publisher: The Lutterworth Press
ISBN: 0718843479
Format: PDF
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Schizophrenia is often considered one of the most destructive forms of mental illness. Elahe HessamfarÕs personal experience with her daughterÕs illness has led her to ask some pressing and significant questions about the cause and nature of schizophrenia and the ChurchÕs role in its treatment. With a candid and revealing look at the history of mental illness, In the Fellowship of His Suffering describes schizophrenia as a variation of human expression. Hessamfar uses a deeply theological rather than pathological approach to interpret the schizophrenic experience and the effect it has on both the patients and their families. Effectively drawing on the Bible as a source of knowledge for understanding mental illness, she offers a reflective yet innovative view of whether the Church could or should intervene in such encounters and what such an intervention might look like. HessamfarÕs comprehensive work will provoke powerful responses from anyone interested in the prominent social issue of mental illness. Her portrayal of the raging debate between treating ÒinsanityÓ either pastorally or medically will enthral readers, be they Christians, medical students or those in the field of psychiatry and social sciences.