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Day 16 – Teen Devotion: Your Local Church

Day 16 – Teen Devotion_ Your Local Church

The Bible’s timeline for sanctification is from new birth (regeneration) to a new body (glorification). The primary contexts for your salvation and ongoing sanctification to happen are the family and local church. In this devotional, I am addressing the dearest place on earth outside your… Continue Reading …

When God Hurls a Storm At You

What do you think about when a storm comes into your life? When things are dreadful for you, how do you reflect on what’s happening? Where does your mind go? This article deals with those questions. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes,… Continue Reading …

Why Do You Attend Your Church?

One of the most important questions you’ll ever ask yourself is why do you attend your local church. Your answer will be instructive and life-changing. So let me ask: Why do you attend your church? Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google… Continue Reading …

You Must Find Your Starting Point Before Helping Others

It’s easy to assume that you know where to begin when discipling someone. You are rarely correct. As you start to ask the right questions, you learn quickly that the individual is not what you thought they were. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are… Continue Reading …

Case Study: Don’t Tell Anyone I’m In Counseling

Mable was clear when she called for counseling. Under no circumstances was her pastor to find out that she was seeking counseling for her situation. Her request for anonymity is not an unusual one for Christians in the church. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts… Continue Reading …

Guess What? Your Marriage Is Supposed To Kill You

Marriage is a subject that has been – and continues to be – talked about to infinity and back. More specifically, how to have a “happy marriage” (with “happy” being open to interpretation). Warning – Jesus talked a lot about dying to yourself and taking… Continue Reading …

Why Do I Keep Doing The Same Sin Over And Over Again?

The blessing of habits is you don’t have to think; you do them. The curse of habits is you don’t have to think; you do them. Of course, bad habits lead to sin patterns that are hard to escape, which is why the five redemptive… Continue Reading …

Three Ways to Overcome Sin and Temptation

The New Testament gives three broad categories to help think about and work through temptation. The resolution to debilitating short-term and life-long habits do not always happen the same way. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud, TuneIn, or Stitcher.… Continue Reading …

Essential Teaching About How People Change

On June 22-23, 2015 I led a two-day biblical counseling conference in Powell, WY at Trinity Bible Church. These are my notes from the second session of that biblical counseling conference. Show Notes The key idea for this session is, “The change process must begin at… Continue Reading …

Sacred Marriage

There are tons of books out there on how to improve your marriage. It seems that no matter how many tomes are written on love-languages and conflict resolution and communication, no matter how many idealized visions of marriage are put to paper, Christian marriages still… Continue Reading …