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Paul Tautges has served Immanuel Bible Church in Sheboygan, Wisconsin as pastor since 1992. He is also an adjunct professor of biblical counseling and conference speaker. Paul has authored eight books including Counsel One Another, Comfort Those Who Grieve, The Discipline of Mercy, and Brass Heavens. He is also the editor of the popular Help! discipleship counseling booklet series (24 titles). Paul is a NANC Fellow and a Council Board member of the Biblical Counseling Coalition. He and his wife Karen are the parents of ten children. Paul blogs regularly at

Perfect Security

Where should my sense of security come from?

Gospel Antiobiotic for the Poison of Bitterness

By focusing on Absalom, on the other hand, we get a pretty good picture of what bitterness will do to a person

Hell Glorifies God

How, exactly, does hell glorify God?

Journey to BC: One Woman's Testimony

I went to the Scriptures for answers to my life’s challenges and found them.

Two Very Different Ways to Treat Sinners

We either live by the letter of the law, which kills the soul, or we live by the Spirit, which gives life (2 Cor 3:6).

My Farewell Sermon

Two days ago, I preached my farewell sermon to the church that God---by His grace---gave me the privilege to serve for twenty-two years.

Pithy Statements that Confront My Heart's Idolatries

The longer I am a believer in Christ the more I realize how desperately I not only need God’s saving grace, but also His all-sufficient empowering grace to walk with Him by faith.

Paul Tripp: "This is what I love about the Psalms"

They put difficulty and hope together in the tension of hardship and grace that is the life of everyone this side of eternity.

The Valley of Betrayal

The kind of trial that is perhaps the most intense and painful is attached to, or comes from, people who are close to us.

Depression and the Pastor's Wife

My first major bout with depression came my freshman year in college.

Elijah Was a Weak Sinner Like Us

To encourage our faith, James provides an historical example to whom we can relate—the praying prophet Elijah.

Wisdom from Above

"All of life is a trial and, therefore, we need God's wisdom."

3 Desires of "Pastor James"

Divine wisdom—not earthly wisdom—is needed for us to be able to discern the right response to trial.

The Most High God

God is sovereign over every detail of our lives.

Counseling My 8-Year Old Daughter with an Old Hymn

This morning, while getting ready for school, one of my daughters asked if I could help her remember a song we sing at church about God taking care of us.

Trust In the Lord with All Your Heart

What does it really mean to trust God? Proverbs 3:5-6 answers that question.

Grace for Our Weakness and Need

God's grace is not only sufficient for our salvation, but for every step on our road of sanctification and growth in holiness.

Grace Has Arrived on the Scene

God has given us good news. The good news is that grace has arrived on the scene. Grace has been given to desperate, fallen humanity.

A Hope Deferred

A Hope Deferred is not just a book for couples who are thinking about adopting children

The Difference between Punishment and Discipline

God does not punish His children—He disciplines them. There is an enormous difference.

Example: "Gen 1:1" "John 3" "Moses" "trust"
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