Paul Tripp does every believer a service by writing this resource and challenging our perspective on every believer’s responsibility to help others grow in Christ-likeness. Through the Scriptures, Dr. Tripp establishes that every believer within the assembly of a local congregation is in part responsible for the growth and sanctification of other believers. This he says flies in the face of the modern idea, even among believers, that our sanctification should only be in the hands of trained professionals.
Tripp begins with the Gospel and the hope that we have because of the redemptive work of Jesus Christ. From there he establishes what our motivation should be in actively stepping into the lives of other believers. Only when we properly understand the hope we have in Christ can we then be rightly motivated to bring that same comfort and hope into the lives of others. From the Gospel, Tripp establishes one of the most foundational principles in all of biblical counseling, real change comes through dealing with the heart. To understand why we (or others) do what we do it requires an understanding of the Bible’s teaching on the heart which Tripp more than adequately deals with in this book. This book challenges every believer to understand their responsibility to let others help them in their sanctification as well as the responsibility to help others.
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Book Review By: Jeremy Stephens