Is it finished for you? Paul Tripp at #liberate2015

I was totally unprepared and unaware of the dangers of daily gospel ministry.

My greatest fear was and is saying "I'm in ministry, but I am bit of a mess.

It took me a long time to realize this and a war to live this: unless your ministry is firmly rooted in finished work of Christ, it will be uprooted by some form of ministry dysfunction.

1 Timothy 1:12-15

We can be comfortable with, "I once was but now I __________"

Jesus came to save people like me!

This is not just a confession of past iniquity.  It (Jesus came to save sinners) is a message that I desperately need right now. I have not arrived.

Your weakness is not in the way of vibrant gospel ministry. Your delusion of strengths are.

1 Timothy 1:16-Grace never runs out, never gives up, never turns it back & walks away. It's grace upon grace upon grace.

I can still shop horizontally for what I already have vertically.

How much of your ministry is driven by fear not faith?

If your ministry isn't rooted and re-rooted in finished work of Jesus, our ministry will include nasty dysfunction.

I welcome you into the rest of the finished work of Jesus. We need to run away from false saviors and run to the Savior.


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