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Instruments in the Redeemer s Hands

Instruments in the Redeemer s Hands Author Paul David Tripp
ISBN-10 0875526071
Release 2002
Pages 360
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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

How People Change Author Timothy S. Lane
ISBN-10 9781935273905
Release 2008-05-22
Pages 255
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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.



Dangerous Calling

Dangerous Calling Author Paul David Tripp
ISBN-10 9781433535857
Release 2012-10-31
Pages 240
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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.



Christ Centered Biblical Counseling

Christ Centered Biblical Counseling Author James MacDonald
ISBN-10 9780736951463
Release 2013-03-01
Pages 480
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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.



How People Change Study Guide

How People Change Study Guide Author Paul David Tripp
ISBN-10 1935273841
Release 2010
Pages 170
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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.



In the Fellowship of His Suffering

In the Fellowship of His Suffering Author Elahe Hessamfar
ISBN-10 9780718843472
Release 2015-02-26
Pages 388
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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.



Teens and Sex

Teens and Sex Author Paul David Tripp
ISBN-10 0875526802
Release 2000-05-01
Pages 28
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Written by the counselors at the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation in Glenside, Pennsylvania, these booklets are the first six in a series that will address a wide range of topics and will minister the life-changing power of the gospel to hurting people.



Exalting Jesus In Ephesians

Exalting Jesus In Ephesians Author Tony Merida
ISBN-10 9780805496727
Release 2014-09-01
Pages 288
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This series affirms that the Bible is a Christ-centered book, containing a unified story of redemptive history of which Jesus is the hero. It’s presented as sermons, divided into chapters that conclude with a "Reflect & Discuss" section, making this series ideal for small group study, personal devotion, and even sermon preparation. It’s not academic but rather presents an easy-reading, practical and friendly commentary. The series is projected to be 48 volumes.



War of Words

War of Words Author Paul David Tripp
ISBN-10 0875526047
Release 2000-01-01
Pages 245
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Paul Tripp identifies the attitudes and assumptions behind our words and shows how to develop God-honoring communication.



Forever

Forever Author Paul David Tripp
ISBN-10 9780310598893
Release 2011-10-04
Pages 208
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The here and now is simply not able to bear the weight of our expectations. We’ve lost an eternal perspective, and it hurts us every day. Job disappointment, relationship struggles, and quiet feelings of disillusionment all signal that something is not quite right. Life only makes sense when you realize that all of the situations, locations, and relationships of your life were not designed to be a final resting place for your hopes and dreams, but tools of preparation for a destination to come. Living without eternity puts pressure on the here and now to be what it cannot be and to deliver what it cannot deliver. Countless people deal daily with the frustration of a life that has no “forever.” In Jesus Christ the hope of eternity is restored and, with it, a radical new way of understanding and facing the normal struggles of life in a world broken and waiting for restoration.



Seeing with New Eyes

Seeing with New Eyes Author David Powlison
ISBN-10 087552608X
Release 2003
Pages 274
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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?



Grief

Grief Author Paul David Tripp
ISBN-10 0976230828
Release 2010
Pages 20
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No matter what the circumstances, death shakes us to the core. It seems so wrong, and it is! We long for comfort, but we don't know where to look. Can God really help when we are overwhelmed with grief? With compassion and biblical wisdom, Paul David Tripp shows us how to think and what to do when death enters our door. He reminds us that we have a Savior who knows our sorrows, hears our cries, and promises to one day wipe away all tears. Hope and healing come from our relationship with Jesus, the One who promises to walk all the way through the valley of the shadow of death with us.



Relationships

Relationships Author Timothy S. Lane
ISBN-10 9781935273998
Release 2006-11-01
Pages 178
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While skillfully identifying the deeper issues that keep relationships less than they are designed to be, Tim Lane and Paul Tripp show readers how to experience the other side of relationships as well. They convincingly testify of the power of God's presence to bring believers to the place where: Conflicts actually get resolved Tough conversations turn out positive Forgiveness is granted and real love is expressed and shared Casual relationships mature into deep friendships Weaknesses are overlooked and strengths are applauded People are honest without being mean A book about relationships, written within the context of their own friendship, Tim and Paul's new offering is straightforward about the relational disappointments that we all suffer. But they are also optimistic about the power of grace to redeem and restore our relationships. Rather than presenting new or sophisticated techniques to make relationships flourish, the authors instead focus on the basic character qualities that can only be formed in the heart by the gospel. "We are called to be people of great character so that when we do come in contact with the world our character shapes and influences those around us. Even though relationships are messy, they are also what God uses to rescue us from ourselves," say Tim and Paul.



The Pastor and Counseling

The Pastor and Counseling Author Jeremy Pierre
ISBN-10 9781433545153
Release 2015-04-16
Pages 160
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A Step-By-Step Guide for Pastors Pastors spend much of their time counseling people in crisis—a delicate task that requires one to carefully evaluate each situation, share relevant principles from God’s Word, and offer practical suggestions for moving forward. Too often, however, pastors feel unprepared to effectively shepherd their people through difficult circumstances such as depression, adultery, eating disorders, and suicidal thinking. Written to help pastors and church leaders understand the basics of biblical counseling, this book provides an overview of the counseling process from the initial meeting to the final session. It also includes suggestions for cultivating a culture of discipleship within a church and four appendixes featuring a quick checklist, tips for taking notes, and more.



Helping Your Adopted Child

Helping Your Adopted Child Author Paul David Tripp
ISBN-10 1934885312
Release 2008
Pages 22
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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.



Three Simple Rules

Three Simple Rules Author Rueben P. Job
ISBN-10 9781426713897
Release 2010-03-01
Pages 77
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In Three Simple Rules, Rueben Job offers an interpretation of John Wesley's General Rules for today's readers. For individual reading or group study, this insightful work calls us to mutual respect, unity and a deeper daily relationship with God. This simple but challenging look at three commands, "do no harm, do good, stay in love with God," calls us to mutual respect, unity, and a deeper relationship with God. “Every year I review the three general rules of the United Methodist Church with those who are being ordained. Now I have a wonderful ordination gift to give them in Bishop Job’s, Three Simple Rules, to start and deepen the conversation as they enter a new relationship with the church. Bishop Job has described “by attending upon all the ordinances of God” to be to “stay in love with God.” It’s a fresh language that speaks especially to long-time Christians and United Methodists.” Sally Dyck, Resident Bishop, Minnesota Area “Three Simple Rules is a new catechism for everyone wanting to follow Jesus Christ. These practices for holy living should replace the membership vows in every church! Don’t let the title fool you. Bishop Job writes, ‘The rules are simple, but the way is not easy. Only those with great courage will attempt it, and only those with great faith will be able to walk this exciting and demanding way.’” John Hopkins, Resident Bishop, East Ohio Area Table of Contents: Introduction The World In Which We Live First Do No Harm Do All the Good You Can Stay in Love with God A Guide for Daily Prayer



How to Help People Change

How to Help People Change Author Jay E. Adams
ISBN-10 9780310877066
Release 2010-08-10
Pages 224
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“While touching on many aspects of counseling, this book . . . is specifically designed to elucidate the process of counseling. I have often mentioned and illustrated that process, but not in the focused and systemic way that the four-step biblical process is set forth here. . . . This book presents a fresh perspective not only on how to counsel, but also on what measures to take at what stages of counseling.”—Jay Adams, from the prefaceChange is the essential goal of the counseling process. And, in the author’s words, “substantial change requires the alteration of the heart.” How can a Christian counselor facilitate such change? The answer, of course, may be found in Scripture, specifically in 2 Timothy 3:14–17.Jay Adams is a well-known counselor who bases his whole approach on Scripture. This book provides an unparalleled opportunity to see how he discovers and applies biblical principles as well as the way in which Scripture functions as the basis for his counseling approach. This book answers two questions: “How does a counselor help people change?” and, “How does Scripture provide the source of a counselor’s method?”How to Help People Change has much to say about the ongoing discussion of the relationship between theology and psychology in the enterprise of Christian counseling.