There are many reasons for pastors to learn how to counsel from Scripture. The ultimate reason is to glorify God. But there are other reasons—the first motivation falls under the second greatest biblical commandment to “love our neighbor as yourself” (Matthew 22:39). Pastors should counsel biblically (or learn how to do so) because the gospel of Christ can change (help) people better, faster and more completely than anything the competition has to offer.

Published in Counselors Corner

 

When you think about serving the working poor and homeless of our city does it feel overwhelming? The problem of family homelessness is often a hidden problem and the solutions can feel like something reserved for “other people.” But what if there was a way for any church to play a significant role in helping homeless families return to stability?

Published in Articles
Thursday, 03 April 2014 14:14

Shining Like Stars in a Dark World

In Philippians 2:15, the apostle Paul cautions believers in Christ to live in a manner that reflects His nature, encouraging us to become “blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world.” (NKJV)

Published in Bob Crittendon
Thursday, 03 April 2014 15:59

An Infinite Journey

 

Now this is a good book. A really good book. It is exactly the kind of book a reviewer loves to discover: A title from a minor publisher that arrives with little fanfare and completely blows him away. And that is what I found in An Infinite Journey: Growing Toward Christlikeness by Andrew Davis.

 

Published in Books to Read
Thursday, 03 April 2014 15:54

What Matters Most

Moses had been given the enormous responsibility of mobilizing a displaced nation, who had been enslaved for four centuries, and then leading them to a place they had been promised but had never seen. Then, for 40 years, God led this group of people through the wilderness as he miraculously provided for their needs and established his covenant with his chosen people. As he communicated his law and his commands through his servant Moses, God often sealed what he wanted them to know with the phrase, “I am the Lord your God.” It was a constant reminder to Israel that their relationship with him was to be the focal point of their obedience to him.

 

Published in Pastor's Perspective

 

 

 

RRJ: People who don’t know you are probably still familiar with your name since it’s often wrapped around buildings under construction in the area.  Tell us about what you do.

 

Published in Faith @ Work
Thursday, 03 April 2014 15:06

Inheriting Debt, Budgets, and ESAs

 

Q. My in-laws have lots of debt. In fact, they’re always joking that the debt they’ll leave us is more than the inheritance. How will this affect my wife and family if they die with all their debt still in place?

 

Published in Dave Ramsey Says
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