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Finding the Doorway to Hope

Paul Tripp
Finding the Doorway to Hope
Hopelessness is the doorway to hope. You have to give up on yourself before you will be excited about the hope that is yours in Christ Jesus.
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Trading One Dramatic Resolution for 10,000 Little Ones

Paul Tripp
Trading One Dramatic Resolution for 10,000 Little Ones

I’ve told the story many times of talking impatiently with my wife one Sunday morning and having my nine-year-old son interject, “Daddy, is this the way a Christian man should be talking to his wife?”

Rather sarcastically I said, “What…

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Hope That Won't Stumble

Paul Tripp

What do the Psalms look to? What is the theme that courses its way through psalm after psalm? What gives the Psalms their meaning and depth?

Well, the thing that the Psalms point to again and again isn’t a “thing”…

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The Three Ways of Grace (Part 2)

Paul Tripp

In my last post, I looked with you at the grace of forgiveness. Here we will consider the other aspects of God's gracious work in our hearts

The Grace of Enablement

Once confidence in God’s forgiveness has called you…

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The Three Ways of Grace (Part 1)

Paul Tripp

Grace enters your life in three powerful forms. These aspects of God’s grace really do have the power to undo you and rebuild you once again. I will look at one in this post and the other two in a…

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Between a Rabbi and Two Imams

Paul Tripp

It was a wonderful opportunity. I was asked to participate in an open discussion about death and dying from a patient’s perspective. The event was held at a local medical college. It was the first ministry situation I had ever…

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Five "Benefits" of Unforgiveness (Then the Better Way)

Paul Tripp

Why don’t people just forgive? That is a very good question. If forgiveness is easier and more beneficial, why isn’t it more popular? The sad reality is that there is short-term, relationally destructive power in refusing to forgive. Holding onto…

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God's Wisdom, Your Relationships

Paul Tripp

God’s Word really does open up to us the mysteries of the universe. It really does make us wiser than we could ever be without it. And yet, having said all this, it's sad that we don’t take more advantage…

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The Danger of Self-Defense

Paul Tripp

A friend tells you he wants to talk to you, and when you get together, you realize that what he really wanted to do was confront you. You’re not really excited about being told bad things about yourself, but this…

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The Grace of Confession (Part 2)

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A properly functioning conscience is a grace

Many relationships travel a one-way road in the wrong direction—the direction of a hardened heart. In the early days of the relationship we’re concerned with winning the other person, being…

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The Grace of Confession (Part 1)

Paul Tripp

I often wonder how many people are stuck in their relationships in a cycle of repeating the same things over and over again. They repeat the same misunderstandings. They rehearse and re-rehearse the same arguments. They repeat the same wrongs…

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Spiritual Muscle Development

Paul Tripp
Spiritual Muscle Development

So, what happens inside of you when you are asked to wait? Is waiting, for you, a time of stengthening or weakening? Have you ever stopped to consider why God asks you to wait?  Let me point you to one…

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A Bitter Harvest?

Paul Tripp
A Bitter Harvest?

The Bible is very clear about three things:

  1. God's way is always the best way (Psalm 119:160).
  2. God's way will not always seem the best way to you (Proverb 14:12).
  3. What you plant, you will harvest (Galatians 6:7ff).

In every…

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The Shortest Distance Between Points

Paul Tripp
The Shortest Distance Between Points

Growing up, it was the source of endless entertainment. My dad was the guru of shortcuts. He lived on an endless quest for the shortest route to all of the places to which he regularly drove. He was never satisfied…

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You're Fooling Yourself

Paul Tripp
You're Fooling Yourself

There's loads of knowledge to be found, but wisdom is a rare commodity. Why? Because wisdom is one of sin's first casualties. It's hard to admit, but true none the less: sin reduces all of us to fools. And the…

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The Costume Kingdom

Paul Tripp
The Costume Kingdom

It was always one the most dramatic moments in the well-known secret agent drama. Although viewers didn’t know it, one of the Mission Impossible agents had donned a latex mask that was meant to make him look familiar and safe…

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Love Warns, Love Rebukes

Paul Tripp
Love Warns, Love Rebukes

I really wasn't very thankful and I should have been.  My mom was very consistent and persistent in doing two things with me again and again; warning and rebuke.  Again and again, as I was getting ready to leave…

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Broken Bone Hymns

Paul Tripp
Broken Bone Hymns

It’s a bit of a strange word picture, the kind that causes you to wonder and to feel just a bit uncomfortable. But it says volumes about what you need and about what it is that God is doing.

If…

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The Gracious Rescue of Surprises

Paul Tripp
The Gracious Rescue of Surprises

When you scan the biblical story you can’t help concluding that following God brings a life of surprises. Whatever plans God’s people made and however they tried to figure out God’s plans, they were constantly greeted with surprises. They faced…

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Real Lasting Rest

Paul Tripp
Real Lasting Rest

Do you ever struggle with God’s sovereignty? Do you wonder why he has ordained for you to face the things you face? Are you ever tempted to doubt his goodness or question his love? Or do you experience rest of…

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Grace: Right Here, Right Now

Paul Tripp
Grace: Right Here, Right Now

Do you understand the majesty and practicality of the grace you have been given? If you don't, in subtle and not so subtle ways, you are looking to other things to get you through. You don't need to go out…

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The Nowism of the Gospel

Paul Tripp
The Nowism of the Gospel

Jason sat in front of me with the head-down, humped-shouldered posture of a confused and disappointed man. It wasn't that Jason's life had been a sad narrative of personal suffering. Sure, he had faced some hard things, but they were…

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