"The world of personal ministry is rooted in three principles: First, we were created with the need for truth outside ourselves to live life properly. Secondly, many interpretive voices compete with God's Word for our hearts' attention. Third, the power of sin has been broken, but the blinding presence of sin remains. Therefore, we need to live in humble, honest community with one another, where personal ministry is part of the daily culture."- Paul David Tripp
Source: Tripp, Paul David. Instruments the Redeemer's Hands: People In Need of Change Helping People In Need of Change. P&R Publishing. Phillipsburg, NJ. 2002. 54-55.