In many ways, the church nowadays has more consumers than committed participants. We see church merely as an event we attend or an organization we belong to, fairly than as a calling that shapes our entire life.
Many of us would be relieved if God had place dour sanctification in the hands of trained professionals, but that simply isn’t the biblical model. God’s plan is that through the faithful ministry of each part, the entire body will grow to maturity in Christ.
Tripp explains how his work follows an “all of my people, the entire time” model. For those who followed the Lord for a thousand years, you can still need the ministry of the body of Christ up to you did the day you first believed. This need will remain until our sanctification is complete in Glory.
This is a comprehensive remedy of how God uses people as tools of change in the lives of others, people who themselves are in need of change.