Last week, we had an Elders/Deacons Meeting and began to take some time looking at Paul Tripp’s Dangerous Calling book. Here’s the first of weekly emails I’ll be sending our leaders from last Wed entitled Suspect Yourself:
As we jump into thinking about Dangerous Calling this year, I was reminded of a Sherlock Holmes case in which the inspector asked Holmes if he had any suspects yet and Holmes replied, “I suspect myself—for jumping to conclusions too rapidly.” Really the Introduction and Chapter 1 of this book highlight the importance of tender hearts before God. In the Intro, for instance, Tripp clearly lays out his aim: “This is a diagnostic book. It is written to help you take an honest look at yourself in the heart-and-life-exposing mirror of the Word of God—to see things that are wrong and need correcting and to help you place yourself once again under the healing and transforming power of the gospel of Jesus Christ” (p.11).