The Gospel in 5 Words and 5 Verses

Creation "Then God said, Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground." - Genesis 1:26 Sin "For the... Continue Reading →

Slaying the Dragon: How to Counsel Porn Addicts with Grace

Case Study: Let's say your friend, whose name we will call Erik, admits to you his need for help in the area of porn addiction. He discovered it on a trip out of town when some of his friends showed it to him on their phones. Since then, Erik has frequently looked at pornography. The... Continue Reading →

Limited or Unlimited Confidentiality in Biblical Counseling?

Confidentiality in biblical counseling is when another person entrusts a counselor with sin issues they are struggling with. The Bible informs us to confess our sins to one other and pray for healing (Jam. 5:16). The purpose of this essay is to talk about the kind of commitment to confidentiality a biblical counselor should make... Continue Reading →

Should Spiritual Warfare Affect our Biblical Methodology in Counseling?

Ever since the Fall of Man, humanity has struggled with the operations of the devil. He is our adversary, the god of this world, who blinds the minds of unbelievers (2 Cor. 4:4) and seeks to destroy followers of Christ (1 Pet. 5:8). Satan, along with his demonic forces, have an agenda to hide the... Continue Reading →

The Consequences of Unconfessed Sin

Sin. It’s lethal, disastrous, wreckful, deadly, and it’s like a virus. If it’s ignored or unattended for too long, it will get worse. For example, the common cold is a curable virus. There are notable signs and symptoms like sneezing, coughing, and fever that inform your body to rest and drink plenty of fluids. However,... Continue Reading →

What is the Spiritual State of the American Church?

We are living in exciting times for the growth of the Church. There is no doubt about that. Large churches are growing all around the United States, adding 1,000s to worship Jesus on Sunday morning. In 2008, an American evangelical denomination reported that 2.5 million decisions were made for Christ. Yet, with all the excitement... Continue Reading →

Overcoming Anger

  "A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back (Prov. 29:11)."  In the spring of 1894, Boston hosted a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles that ended in a disaster. Infielder John McGraw, also known as Little Napoleon and Muggsy, got into a fistfight with the Boston third... Continue Reading →

Judgment of God

"If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God (Heb. 10:26-27)."  The text is not declaring that if you sin once after receiving the knowledge of the truth, then... Continue Reading →

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