“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on… Read More Dear Church, Love Always Triumphs Over Hate.
What issues should be covered in an introductory session with a counselee regardless of the counseling issue? The first session is paramount to a healthy counseling relationship. It establishes a connection between the counselor and counselee. For instance, the counselee may actively discern if the counselor is congenial and willing to support them throughout the… Read More Five Important Aspects to Establish in Christian Counseling
We can often feel overwhelmed by our circumstances. For many people, the pressure of finals, school, traveling, and holiday seasons can get us down. For me, I can get overwhelmed with traveling. Last year, my wife, son, and I flew to Ukraine and had a wonderful time. It was great, believe me! But on the… Read More God the Encourager
Did you know that every year over 40,000 people commit suicide? On average, about 8 out of 10 individuals who take their life are males, and the majority of them are ethnically white–followed by American Indians, Asians, Blacks, and Hispanics. Moreover, suicide is the second leading cause of death among young adults–killing more people than… Read More What does the Bible say about Suicide?
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you (1… Read More The Hope of our Inheritance is Found in Christ
In the spring of 1992, a fourth-grade class from Portland, Maine was being taught about ocean currents. During one lesson, their teacher, Pamela Trieu, spoke about the Gulf Stream and how it flows along the East Coast and rotates around Europe. After the lesson, the kids came up with an innovative idea. They exclaimed, “Let’s… Read More Sharing the Gospel Never Returns Void
“In bringing many sons and daughters to glory, it was fitting that God, for whom and through whom everything exists, should make the pioneer of their salvation perfect through what he suffered (Heb. 2:9).” A famous evangelist told the following incident: “I have a friend who in a time of business recession lost his job,… Read More The Suffering Savior