You also cannot rest on yesterday’s accomplishments. For growth to continue to occur, there must be tension in your life; there must be movement in a forward direction. If you are content to sit back and think about the great spiritual growth you had last year, or that time when you did this or that for the Lord, you are in peril of becoming stagnant.Read More
Category: Biblical Counseling
I think people in the church often have the wrong idea about what discipleship counseling is. At Reigning Grace Counseling Center, we use the term “biblical counseling” more for those outside the church than in it. Because we live in such a therapy-minded society, the word “counseling” is attractive to those in our community, giving us an appeal to those who are looking for spiritual answers and guidance. However, biblical counseling and discipleship is nothing like secular therapies or even so-called Christian counseling. Biblical counseling is a term that is often used for intensive biblical discipleship. The original phrase...Read More
This past week I attended the Leadership Retreat for the Biblical Counseling Coalition at WinShape Resort in Georgia. It is a beautiful setting for a gathering of men and women from all over the nation and the world who are dedicated to biblical counseling. We come together from a variety of organizations: CCEF, ACBC, IABC, ABC, and from various ministry settings. We are a diverse group! Most are pastors who practice biblical counseling in their churches and others are medical doctors, and those who hold advanced degrees in specialized fields. Many are from academic settings where they teach biblical...Read More
Dear Friends, For the past seven plus years I have devoted time to writing and preparing this blog as a ministry to you. Several times each week you receive biblical truth and information and many, many of you have written me both here and via email to thank me for providing a blog that addresses the real problems and issues you face in life. You will notice there are no ads on this blog. There never have been, and I don’t intend to start monetizing this blog- ever. I find ads on blogs to be annoying and they get...Read More
Therefore, having laid aside falsehood, each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members of one another. Ephesians 4:25 (NET) No one likes to be lied to. It destroys trust and can ruin relationships. What is the correct and biblical response and how do you overcome that impulse to be sinfully angry? That is the topic for today’s blog posting. I really hate being lied to. It is one of those things that will destroy the bonds of trust that have been built up and gives me reason to doubt anything that person tells...Read More
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