How can the Church Minister to those that are Depressed?

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Edward T. Welch, a seasoned counselor, says, “The church must move toward the depressed person and mourn with those who mourn (Rom. 12:15), pray for God’s deliverance (2 Cor. 1:9-11), and search for encouraging words that can bless and give hope.”[1] It is important for depressed people to have friends speak truth, gospel truth, into […]

Two Book Recommendations On Parenting

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This past Sunday I spoke about discipling your children. I meant to give two book recommendations near the end of the message but when I looked at the clock and saw that I had only had five minutes left and still had one point to give I skipped over that part. So here they are! […]

Dealing with Depression

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Paul in prison sang songs of joy and said, “Rejoice in the Lord always” (Philippians 4:4). How? Because he had already suffered the loss of all things and counted them as trash in order that he may gain Christ. He had his hope set on Christ and nothing, absolutely nothing, could shake that foundation. Flood […]

Depression

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Black. Empty. Numb. Emotional withdrawal. These are a few things that come to mind when thinking of depression. The Encyclopaedia Britannica says that depression is: a mood or emotional state that is marked by feelings of low self-worth or guilt and a reduced ability to enjoy life. A person who is depressed usually experiences several […]

This quote has a bite but it is good

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“Seminary graduates, who are Bible and theology experts, tend to think of themselves as being mature. But it must be said that maturity is not merely something you do with your mind (although that is an important element of spiritual maturity). No, maturity is about how you live your life. It is possible to be […]

A "New" Way To Study The Bible

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Two months ago I was reading a John MacArthur article and read about his method of Bible study. I found it intriguing enough that I decided to give it a shot. Here I am two months later to report back. The Method: MacArthur recommends picking one New Testament book and reading it every day for […]

I have many gods

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I have many gods that seek to reign in my Lord’s place. These various things may not have the formal title of Lord in my life but too often they serve that functional rule. I often prize other things besides Christ and above Christ. This results in them having control over my heart and thus […]

Reformation?

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What was the reformation all about? That is a really large question indeed. I had a conversation this week with a life-long Catholic who obviously didn’t understand the issue at all. At first, he thought protestant was another christian denomination just like Baptist, Methodist, or CMA. That conversation started me thinking about protestant believers. I […]

Twelve Myths About Calvinism And Arminianism

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Justin Meek posted these articles on our Facebook page. These are a good “quick-reference” for questions regarding just what Calvinists and Arminians believe. For those of you who haven’t been introduced to this debate, I’ve posted another link that will give you a general overview of the sometimes heated debate of these two theological frameworks. […]