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    You cannot divide human beings into those who worship and those who don't. Everybody worships; it's just a matter of what, or whom, we serve.
    — Paul David Tripp
    tags: human  worship 
     
    The good news of the kingdom is not freedom from hardship, suffering, and loss. It is the news of a Redeemer who has come to rescue me from myself.
    — Paul David Tripp
    tags: freedom  loss  suffering 
     
    Only when I focus on the holiness and glory of God am I able to see myself with accuracy.
    — Paul David Tripp
    tags: focus  god 
     
    Sin doesn't always look sinful to us; sometimes it looks beautiful. That's why we need grace to see sin for what it really is - dark, dangerous, enslaving and destructive.
    — Paul David Tripp
    tags: grace  beautiful  dark  sin  dangerous 
     
    I am my biggest marital problem
    — Paul David Tripp
    tags: problem 
     
    You can tell yourself that God's not fair, or you can thank Him that He's not fair. If God was fair, we would be doomed and condemned.
    — Paul David Tripp
    tags: god  doomed 
     
    Today you will envy the blessings of another, or you will bask in the wonder of the amazing grace you have been given.
    — Paul David Tripp
    tags: grace  blessing  wonder  envy 
     
    Harboring bitterness against people is actually confessing their sin to myself, over and over again. Anger is akin to confessing their sin to God, dissatisfied that he hasn't done something and placing myself in his position as judge.
    — Paul David Tripp
    tags: people  anger  god  sin 
     
    We are called by God to do theology, that is, to live our lives with a moment-by-moment consciousness of God.
    — Paul David Tripp
    tags: live  theology  god 
     
    Grace will expose the deepest issues of your heart, then point you to the Cross which covers everything that's been exposed.
    — Paul David Tripp
    tags: heart  grace 
     
    God is the ultimate musician. His music transforms your life. The notes of redemption rearrange your heart and restore your life. His songs of forgiveness, grace, reconciliation, truth, hope, sovereignty, and love give you back your humanity and restore your identity.
    — Paul David Tripp
    God never intended for us to simply be the objects of His love. We are also called to be the instruments of that love in the lives of others.
    — Paul David Tripp
    tags: live  god 
     
    We must begin by admitting that people and situations do not cause us to speak as we do. Our hearts control our words. People and situations simply provide the occasion for the heart to express itself.
    — Paul David Tripp
    Corporate worship is a regular gracious reminder that it's not about you. You've been born into a life that is a celebration of another.
    — Paul David Tripp
    tags: worship 
     
    If you don't keep the eyes of your heart focused on the paradise that is to come, you will try to turn this poor fallen world into the paradise it will never be.
    — Paul David Tripp
    tags: heart  world  eyes  poor 
     
    The church is not a theological classroom. It is a conversion, confession, repentance, reconciliation, forgiveness and sanctification center, where flawed people place their faith in Christ, gather to know and love him better, and learn to love others as he designed.
    — Paul David Tripp
    God's design in our pain enables us to look back and say: He loves me enough to take me where I would have never wanted to go in order to produce in me what I never could have achieved on my own.
    — Paul David Tripp
    tags: pain  god 
     
    Remember, it is not your weakness that will get in the way of God's working through you, but your delusions of strength. His strength is made perfect in our weakness! Point to His strength by being willing to admit your weakness.
    — Paul David Tripp
    tags: weakness  god  strength 
     
    Love is willing self-sacrifice for the good of another that does not require reciprocation or that the person being loved is deserving
    — Paul David Tripp
    tags: people 
     
    The cross guarantees that even in your darkest moment God will never turn in disgust and walk away. There is no rebellion, no weakness, no foolishness, no evil of heart that the cross can't defeat and grace can't transform.
    — Paul David Tripp
    tags: evil  heart  grace  moment  weakness  god 
     
    We forget that God's primary goal is not changing our situations or relationships so that we can be happy, but changing us through our situations and relationships so that we will be holy.
    — Paul David Tripp
    tags: god  holy  goal  relationship 
     
    Every time you ask for forgiveness, you recognize that the biggest problems you face in life exist inside of you, not outside of you.
    — Paul David Tripp
    People struggling with life in a fallen world often want explanations when what they really need is imagination.
    — Paul David Tripp
    God's grace doesn't always come in comfortable forms. But it's still grace, and it's still evidence that He loves us.
    — Paul David Tripp
    tags: grace  god 
     
    In the family, life is brought not only to our doorstep, but into our kitchens, bedrooms, and dens. In the family, life is happening all around us, and it begs to be questioned, evaluated, interpreted, and discussed. There is no more consistent, pregnant, dynamic forum for instruction about life than the family, because that is exactly what God designed the family to be, a learning community.
    — Paul David Tripp
    tags: community  god  learning 
     
    Sin is powerful, but not as powerful as the liberating power of grace.
    — Paul David Tripp
    tags: power  grace  powerful  sin 
     
    Do you require yourself to remember? In order to live as you can and should, you first must remember who you are and what you've been given.
    — Paul David Tripp
    tags: live 
     
    We must not offer people a system of redemption, a set of insights and principles. We offer people a Redeemer.
    — Paul David Tripp
    tags: people  insight 
     
    Corporate worship is designed to remind you that in the center of all things is a glorious and gracious King, and this king is not you
    — Paul David Tripp
    tags: worship 
     
    The fatal flaw of human wisdom is that it promises that you can change your relationships without needing to change yourself.
    — Paul David Tripp
    How can you admit that your only hope is divine grace and then throw condemnation at another sinner when you see them struggle?
    — Paul David Tripp
    tags: grace  divine  hope  sinner 
     
    The Bible isn't a storybook with many heroes. No, there's only one hero in Scripture: the Son, the Lamb, the Savior, the King, the Redeemer - Jesus.
    — Paul David Tripp
    tags: hero  jesus  bible  son 
     
    True restoration takes patience, subtlety, skill, and grace.
    — Paul David Tripp
    tags: grace  patience  true 
     
    Theology without love simply is very bad theology.
    — Paul David Tripp
    tags: theology  bad 
     
    The kingdom of self tends to be more focused on what the hands can touch than what the heart should embrace.
    — Paul David Tripp
    tags: heart  self 
     
    When your sin is exposed, you will run toward confession and forgiveness or self-righteousness and self-justification.
    — Paul David Tripp
    tags: forgiveness  sin 
     
    Human self-righteousness denies the need for the saving, enabling grace of Christ. Human righteousness embraces the cruelest of Satan's lies, that a person can be righteous by keeping the law. If that were true, there would have been no need for the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Christ.
    — Paul David Tripp
    tags: death  people  grace  lies  human  law  true  birth  christ  satan 
     
    The more you understand the magnitude of God's grace, the more accurate will be your view of the depth of your unrighteousness ; and the more you understand the depth of your unrighteousness , the more you will appreciate the magnitude of God's gift of grace.
    — Paul David Tripp
    tags: grace  gift  god  appreciate 
     
    If your hope disappoints you, it is the wrong kind of hope. You see, hope in God never disappoints, precisely because it is hope *in God.* This means that hope placed in any other thing will always end up disappointing.
    — Paul David Tripp
    tags: wrong  god  hope 
     
    We were meant to do more than make sure that all of our needs are fulfilled and all our desires are satisfied. We were never meant to be self-focused little kings ruling miniscule little kingdoms with a population of one.
    — Paul David Tripp
    tags: desires 
     
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