Trustworthy Wisdom@Work

A Repository of Wisdom from Trusted Sources

Paul Tripp is a gifted and sought-after speaker and the author of many popular books, including What Did You Expect? Redeeming the Realities of Marriage; The Age of Opportunity; and Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands. President of Paul Tripp Ministries, he also serves as Professor of Pastoral Life and Care at Redeemer Seminary in Dallas, Texas, and as the Executive Director of the Center for Pastoral Life and Care in Fort Worth, Texas. He and his wife, Luella, have four grown children.

Groaning

sat·is·fac·tion: the confident acceptance of something as satisfactory, right, dependable, or true.  The bottom line: this side of eternity, there should be dissatisfaction in all of us with the...
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The Jesus Focus

fo·cus: a central point, as of attraction, attention, or activity.  The bottom line: at street level, big kingdom living is Jesus-focused living.  Sin has given all of us a...
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Welcome to Your Death

dis·ci·ple: one who adheres to the teaching of another and imitates his example.  The bottom line: in calling us to die, Christ is actually rescuing us from death and...
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In the Center of It All

pre·em·i·nent: superior to or notable above all others, greatest in importance.  The bottom line: big kingdom living means living with Christ at the center of everything I think, desire,...
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The Shrink Dynamic

dy·nam·ic: an interactive system or process, characterized by action or forcefulness.  The bottom line: sin causes all of us to shrink the size of our lives to the size...
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The Costume Kingdom

mas·quer·ade: to pretend to be someone or something that you are not.  The bottom line: the most dangerous thing about the kingdom of self is how easily it masquerades...
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Discovering Your Civilization

civ·i·li·za·tion: a type of culture or society developed at a particular time and place.  The bottom line: you and I are always being civilized or civilizing others into the...
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Welcome to My Little Kingdom

king·dom: a realm or sphere in which one thing is dominant.  The bottom line: Each of our lives is shaped by the war between the kingdom of God and...
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A Total Disaster

au·ton·o·my: the quality or state of being independent, free, and self-directed.  The bottom line: Since sin has damaged everything, God calls us to be concerned about everything.  When Adam...
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More or Less?

pre·tense: a false appearance or action intended to deceive.  The bottom line: Sin causes us to talk about more, but to settle for less.  We are all capable of...
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A Quest for More

tran·scen·dence: the state of being beyond and outside of the ordinary range of human experience.  The bottom line: You were created to be part of something big.  Have you...
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