Augustus Nicodemus Lopes. Autoridade e suficiência das Escrituras na santificação - Parte 2
Augustus Nicodemus Lopes. Autoridade e suficiência das Escrituras na santificação - Parte 1
Lindsey Wagstaffe. 3 things to do when you can’t get along
"Maybe you work together, live together, study together, or share a group of friends. Due to circumstances largely outside your control, you’re stuck together . . . and you’re going crazy."
Lee Lewis. Listening and speaking Gospel truth in small group relationships
"You may have heard the phrase “lend me your ear.” I believe this speaks toward a desire that people have for a voice to be heard. There are dangers that can be encountered here. One such danger is when a premium is placed on being heard. This often is driven by demand or entitlement and does not want any type of rebuttal. It strictly demands an audience. Also, there is the neglect of hearing someone. This can take the form of aloofness towards the needs of others or being abrasively apathetic to the need for space to hear people’s thoughts. For the purpose of this blog, I will touch on a third danger. This one listens intently and extensively but struggles to engage with Truth."
Mathew Sims. Ten tips for family worship
"Honestly, family worship has intimidated me since my wife and I first had children. Sure I have seminary training. Sure I love to talk about theology. But how do I transfer all of that to family worship?"
Julie Ganschow. Helping the hurting
"Most people like to help others and that is a good thing, because we are surrounded by hurting people every day. They may be in your small group or Bible study, over your backyard fence or someone you meet in line at the store."
Erin Davis. Can guys and girls be just friends?
"I am not talking about the kind of guy/girl relationship where you say you’re “just friends” while you secretly pine for one another or a friendship riddled with flirtations and innuendoes. Tugging each other’s heartstrings under the guise of friendship is a bad idea. But what about honest to goodness platonic friendship? Is it wise for a Christian girl (or guy for that matter) to be friends with members of the opposite sex?"
Tim Challies. Deus, proteja minhas meninas
"Como pai, oro todos os dias por cada filha minha, e eu vejo isso tanto como alegria quanto como responsabilidade de apresentá-las ao Senhor. Orar por minhas crianças é uma ótima maneira de me lembrar de que elas são dele antes de serem minhas e de que qualquer boa experiência que elas tiverem, em última instância, terá a sua origem atrelada a Deus. E eu creio que a oração funciona – que Deus escuta a oração de um pai por suas crianças e que ele tem deleite em responder essas petições."
Rick Thomas. The value of your suffering in another person’s life
"Can you try to feel the reaction you might have if you had been through the loss of a child, and this person put an arm around you and told you she had been in your shoes? How valuable might this friend be to you during your time of suffering?"
Lindsey Carlson. An inheritance of tears
"Whether or not you have experienced a miscarriage personally, it's likely that at some point you will have a friend or family member suffer through one. It is my feeling that the more we strive to understand our sisters' pain and equip ourselves with biblical wisdom, the more available we'll be to comfort those who are mourning in a meaningful way."
John Piper. Speak truth with your neighbor
"It is possible to be a person who never intentionally lies and yet be a hardened sinner, living in darkness and cut off from Christ in unbelief; and it is possible to be a person who fears the Lord, walks by faith, and yet feel constrained in extreme, life-threatening situations to oppose evil by lying intentionally."
Aline Dolan. A perigosa vida paralela de nossas mentes - Parte 2
"Seja imaginando o futuro, fantasiando como poderia ser o presente, ou se remoendo por dores do passado, o mundo de fantasias no qual facilmente entramos pode ser muito prejudicial para o nosso relacionamento com Deus."
Lou Priolo. How to deal with disrespectful teenagers - part 3
"With what will your teen replace his discourteous deeds?"
Below is a worksheet your can use to help train your teen to be more respectful. The 'form' encourages your child to rate each suggestion according to its ease or difficulty."
Albert Mohler Jr. On the sufficiency of Scripture in a therapeutic culture
A Resolution Adopted by the Southern Baptist Convention
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David Powlison. Affirmations & denials: A proposed definition of biblical counseling
Attempts to define Christian faith and practice more accurately and helpfully always arise in a context of controversy. These affirmations and denials are no exception.
Lou Priolo. A short primer on depression
"Depression is probably the most common personal problem for which people seek counseling. There are physiological as well as nonorganic causes for this condition. I would like to take a brief look at three of the most common nonorganic causes of depression—at least, three of the things I look for when counseling someone who is depressed."
Julie Ganschow. The story of the prodigal husband
"A woman married the man of her dreams. She planned to live happily ever after with him, serve God with him, raise children with him, and have a normal, simple life. A few years into this scenario her husband developed a wandering eye and decided his life was not at all what he wanted it to be. He was dissatisfied with the constraints Christianity put on him and stopped going to church and reading the Word of God. Soon after, he admitted to his wife that he wanted something different, and that he wanted to leave her behind."
Garrett Higbee. 3 functions of the small group coach in uncommon community
"While a church that has a well trained staff or lay leaders who do biblical counseling is great, even better is a church that equips its entire body to speak the truth in love (Ephesians 4:15). That is what I mean by “Uncommon Community.”"