Tripp on Spiritual Amnesia

Paul Tripp was in spectacular form at the Evangelical Ministry Assembly in London today. Here’s my attempt to cram his forty-five golden minutes into a couple of hundred words (sorry Paul!)

All of life is the ‘war for awe’ – who get’s your awe? There’s a great danger you think you’ve arrived – that you’re different from those to whom you minister. The key question is ‘who do you think you are? Seriously.’ Nobody talks to you more than you – so what are you talking about? If you think you’ve arrived, you’ve forgotten who you are – you no longer esteem the necessity of sanctification in the body of Christ. Sometimes God has to use ‘tough grace’ to produce in us that which we couldn’t produce on our own. Heb 3:12-13 shows us that sin is deceitful, therefore we must encourage one another daily. We need the rest of the body in our own sanctification. Personal spiritual insight is the product of community. In 2 Pet 1:3 we see that God’s divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness. We need each other so that we don’t fall into the trap of believing our own press.

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