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EPUB × Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands: People in Need of Change Helping People in Need of Change ï 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 Solid Biblical counseling book One that I will return to over and over again Tripp is a breath of fresh air as I plan for one day being a pastor Highly recommended This book is about Biblical counseling and explains the process for helping people to see themselves and their issues as God sees them in the light of Scripture I can see how it can be useful and the author obviously has a wealth of personal experience in this area which he is now using to instruct others through his writing It is a helpful resource.The author rightly explains that the root of all problem behaviour is sin in the heart However, he doesn t allow for medical neurological problem This book is about Biblical counseling and explains the process for helping people to see themselves and their issues as God sees them in the light of Scripture I can see how it can be useful and the author obviously has a wealth of personal experience in this area which he is now using to instruct others through his writing It is a helpful resource.The author rightly explains that the root of all problem behaviour is sin in the heart However, he doesn t allow for medical neurological problems which may contribute to wrongful thinking and behaviour These can be deeply ingrained and the approach of the author in places is too simplistic overlooks reality.For a Christian, balance is needed to ensure we do not place too much emphasis on secular psychology and its solutions, but also where there are medical issues these need to be recognised and treated properly and not just explained away as sin in the heart The bottom line is that God can change anyone and deal with any of these issues but how God chooses to work in the life of a person may be different in each case This is a fantastic book Often times illustrations or stories in a book detract from the overall quality in the book they are usually comprised of fluff, intended only to add pages to the book Thankfully, Tripp s book does not do that Every illustration powerfully or clearly brought a point or truth home His illustrations and stories obviously stem from many years of his own personal sanctification journey and also his own ministry to others Tripp throughout the book emphasizes the role of This is a fantastic book Often times illustrations or stories in a book detract from the overall quality in the book they are usually comprised of fluff, intended only to add pages to the book Thankfully, Tripp s book does not do that Every illustration powerfully or clearly brought a point or truth home His illustrations and stories obviously stem from many years of his own personal sanctification journey and also his own ministry to others Tripp throughout the book emphasizes the role of homework in the task of coming alongside the counseling process in a powerful and transformative way I very much appreciated this practical insight of assigning homework to the counselees Too often people are under the impression that their meetings with the counselors are the most significant times in their attempts at life and mind renewal That, of course, is true in a sense as the counselor uniquely comes alongside the counselee with the searchlight of Scripture and begins to ask the right sort of questions that expose sinful thoughts, attitudes, and such But the real battle continues often times in full force once the counselee leaves their meetings Throughout the week that individual is confronting his or her struggles at a constant rate The astute counselor, then, strategically assigns homework that best suits the counselee given their unique contexts It puts the responsibility on the lap of the counselee, ensuring that they diligently own the work to which they have already professed commitment to Additionally, homework provides a wonderful opportunity for follow up conversation with the counselor In other words, the sanctification process is not operating in a vacuum in real and tangible ways it is occurring within the daily life of the counselee The homework only serves as an aid and accountability to that end.Time and again as I read through this book I was convicted with how much I can be selfish in ministering to others On any given day I can serve others as long as it does not interfere with my hobbies or cross into my comfort zone It is painful to write those words, but they are true This book has impressed upon me the reality that personal ministry is exactly that personal As Tripp states, We offer people a living, loving presence that puts real flesh and blood on the presence of the Lord 131 We are indeed the instruments in the Redeemer s hands, called to incarnate the presence of Christ in an honest and powerful manner.Another key insight I gleaned from this reading was the fact that as counselors we are simply in the task of showing fellow sinners what is already taking place in their own hearts We are not called to be those who stand over people, positioning ourselves as sanctification gurus we instead are sinners called to minister to fellow sinners as we apply the Bible into the various and often messy matters in their lives As I read Tripp s book, I could not help but pick up on the pastoral tone with which he communicates There s an evident love for the Word of God and for people as one reads, which is instructive for me as I seek to minister to others I must strive to serve others out of the abundance of my own communion with God as he shapes and transforms my life into the image of Christ Quotes that sturck me as I read Ch 1 THE BEST NEWS A REASON TO GET UP IN THE MORNING We must not offer people a system of redemption, a set of insights and principles We offer people a Redeemer In his power, we find the hope and help we need to defeat the most powerful enemies Hope rests in the grace of the Redeemer, the only real means of lasting change pg 8 In rejecting a biblical view of people, the world eliminates any hope of answering the what is wrong question accurately Quotes that sturck me as I read Ch 1 THE BEST NEWS A REASON TO GET UP IN THE MORNING We must not offer people a system of redemption, a set of insights and principles We offer people a Redeemer In his power, we find the hope and help we need to defeat the most powerful enemies Hope rests in the grace of the Redeemer, the only real means of lasting change pg 8 In rejecting a biblical view of people, the world eliminates any hope of answering the what is wrong question accurately pg 9 Sinners tend to respond sinfully to being sinned against pg 11 Sin not only causes me to respond sinfully to suffering, it causes me to respond sinfully to blessing pg 12 Independence, self sufficiency, and self absorption lead us to think of ourselves first and to climb over the fences between ourselves and our desires pg 14 Sin also produces foolishness in us Foolishness believes that there is no perspectives, insight, theory, or truthreliable than our own pg 14