But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Wednesday, 20 December 2017 20:00

Make The Most Of Your Christmas Tree

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It was always an exciting time for our children. They would hound me about when it was going to happen, and they would commiserate with one another about how big it would be this year. We would load them into the car and go to the place we always went to pick out our family...

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Sunday, 03 December 2017 20:00

Grace Comes Down

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Rebellion raises its ugly head then grace comes down darkness covers creation?s light then grace comes down thorns and disease infect then grace comes down people lie and cheat then grace comes down desires lead astray then grace comes down image bearers murder their own then grace comes down power...

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Wednesday, 22 November 2017 03:00

Only One Black Friday

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There was only one Black Friday. It was not the day after Thanksgiving. It was not a day when self-oriented consumers bumped into climbed over pushed into screamed at and hated the other consumers who were in their way. No, all the action of the one Black Friday was on a hill of death outside the...

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Wednesday, 08 November 2017 15:00

The Worst Job Description Ever

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Have you ever held a job that you absolutely dreaded going to? Has there ever been a certain task that you had to complete as part of that job that made you want to resign?

What about outside of the workplace, in your Christian life? Has God ever asked you to do something that you dreaded?...

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The twelfth chapter of Acts depicts terrible and violent times for the Christians of the early church. If you live in the peaceful West, you'll find it hard to relate to what it was like to live under constant threat and in constant fear simply because of what you believe. Sadly, there are...

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Yesterday I posted a video to Facebook for Father's Day, talking about the two most important lessons a dad can teach his children.

My dad taught me a lot of great life skills, but a father's most important task is to prepare his sons and daughters for life by introducing them to a relationship with...

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A few days ago I said that you and I are at risk of becoming too familiar with the Bible and the stories in it. I think there's another area where you and I are at risk in our Christian faith:

We read the Bible too quickly.

We need to slow down and pay attention to every single word, because there...

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Thursday, 18 May 2017 19:00

Do You Share God's Heart?

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I don't know about you, but sometimes I like to read the Bible with self-righteous glasses and look down on the men and women who make faithless blunders and selfish decisions.

But I can't get very far before God convicts me of my own sin and reminds me that I'm more like these people than unlike...

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I don't know many of you, apart from maybe your name and email address, but I do know something about you:

You're familiar with the story of Jonah.

Who hasn't learned of the man who got swallowed by a big fish!

But are you too familiar? Has the story of Jonah become such a routine part of your...

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I love Mother's Day.

I have such high esteem for the position of motherhood. What could possibly be more important than to be God's tool of the forming of a human soul?

Moms have been through it all. Changing diapers, comforting nightmares, caring for the sick, meeting with the principal,...

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Thursday, 13 April 2017 21:00

The Best Worst Friday

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At the center of a biblical worldview is this radical recognition: the most horrible thing that ever happened was the most wonderful thing that ever happened.

What could be more terrible than Good Friday? Could any injustice be greater? Could any loss be more painful? Could any suffering be worse?


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Watch, listen, download, or read the transcript of Paul Tripp speaking on the topic of communication in his plenary session at the 2008 DesiringGod National Conference.




I don't know very many of you, but there are three things...

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How would you define ministry?

Maybe you define ministry as leading or participating in a mid-week small group. Maybe ministry means volunteering to feed the homeless after church. Maybe ministry looks like giving up a week of paid vacation and instead going on a missions trip to a foreign...

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Monday, 04 July 2016 03:00

We're Not Independent Featured

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How do you respond when God sends someone your way to correct or confront you?

I tell husbands and wives around the world that if they want to experience lasting change in their marriage, they first need to fire their inner defense lawyer. I joke that I don't have just one lawyer at work; I have an entire law firm practicing on my behalf!


This Article is taken from my new series, "Stories of Faith" - available exlcusively to those who sign up for Paul Tripp Plus.

For only $4.95 a month, you can unlock access to my six new teaching series, both online and on-the-go with the Paul Tripp Plus app for iOS and Android devices.


I was discouraged and defeated. I had moved to

Monday, 20 June 2016 04:00

Why Yesterday Was Special

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Yesterday was a very special day on my calendar. Yes, it was Father's Day, but something more significant happened.

On June 19, 2006, Paul Tripp Ministries was officially incorporated as a non-profit organization, which means yesterday, my team and I celebrated our ten-year anniversary!

The past decade has been an amazing journey. When we first

Sunday, 12 June 2016 04:00

10 Years, 10 Blessings

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It was one of the hardest decisions I ever made.

I loved my work at The Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation (CCEF). I deeply respected the people who worked with me. Many of them had made an indelible impact on my heart and life. But God was producing a restlessness in my heart, and it became clear that He was calling me to a wider

Monday, 02 May 2016 04:00

Jonah and the God of Grace

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I can't recall how many times I've sat down to study the book of Jonah, but I am confident of this: each time I read through those 48 captivating verses of narrative, the Lord grips my heart, exposes my rebellion, and draws me closer to his presence of mercy and forgiveness.

I want you to walk with me, verse-by-verse, through the story of Jonah.

Why do families fight and break apart? Why do corporations steal and cheat? Why do we struggle with arrogance and anger? Why are we elated one moment and depressed the next?

Why do nations threaten to go to war? Why are others committed to peace or neutrality? Why do societies campaign for liberty, equality, and justice?

Why are certain individuals

Tuesday, 29 March 2016 04:00

Don't Wait Until Next Easter

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I live in downtown Philadelphia, and when the Phillies won the World Series in 2008, the celebration was unlike anything I've ever experienced. Tens of thousands of people spilled into the streets late at night to celebrate the victory. Total strangers became best friends for hours as the city rejoiced in unison.

A few days later, I walked down the

Friday, 25 March 2016 04:00

A Horribly Beautiful Friday

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At the center of a biblical worldview is this radical recognition: the most horrible thing that ever happened was the most beautiful thing to ever happen.

As we reflect on Good Friday, we turn our somber attention to the bloody cross of the Lord Jesus Christ. Could it be possible for something to happen that was more terrible than this? Could any

Thursday, 03 March 2016 04:00

A Zealous Theologian

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This Article is taken from my new series, "Stories of Faith" - available exlcusively to those who sign up for Paul Tripp Plus.

For only $4.95 a month, you can unlock access to my six new teaching series, both online and on-the-go with the Paul Tripp Plus app for iOS and Android devices.


You probably won't know this man, but generations

Monday, 15 February 2016 15:00

23 Things That Love Is

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Every year around Valentine's Day I post a list of of definitions of what love is - 23 definitions, to be exact.

Since you and I have the tendency to be distracted and forgetful, here's the list again.

This list is excerpted from my book on marriage, What Did You Expect?


  1. LOVE IS... being willing to have your life complicated by the needs
Friday, 12 February 2016 04:00

Hungry For Love

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I live in the city of Philadelphia, and one day I was eating at the Reading Terminal Market, a great American food emporium. Walking up and down the aisles debating over what I would enjoy most, I realized that I shared something in common with everyone else: we were all searching for something to satisfy the cravings of our stomach.

Besides our

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 06:00

The Invitation To Love

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What is it? A quick Google search will produce several billion answers. Billion - with a B. Yet if you were to read through just a few of those websites, you would end up massively confused about this thing called love.

It's an inexhaustible topic, love. Philosophers, musicians, poets, authors, and playwrights have tried to defined it for

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