Be imitators of me as I am of Christ. I Cor. 11:1 "Why would Paul say that?" I assume because he thought that they needed to do so---just as we do today. We all learn by imitation from our earliest to our last days. It's unavoidable. So, we'd better imitate the right persons. "Yes, but what I … [Read more...] about Imitation
There are two ways of looking at it. “At what?” At anything—or, if you prefer, at everything. “How’s that?” Pretty simple as a matter of fact. “Really?” Really. “Please explain.” Thought you’d never ask. There’s God’s way and there’s man’s way. Every issue in life can be viewed from either … [Read more...] about Two Ways of Seeing
Does it trouble you to see those that you thought were mature Christians go off the deep end in one way or another? "Yes. Is that because they never were Christians in the first place?" Sometimes, but not always. "How else does it happen?" Listen to one common way mentioned in Proverbs … [Read more...] about Why do we wander?
There are problems wherever you go, so you'd better learn how to handle them. "I'd sure like to know how to." Well, that's one thing that biblical counseling is all about---how God tells us to solve problems. Contrary to what some people think about the Bible, it isn't a book full of problems, … [Read more...] about Help to Help
Are you competent to counsel? The question is not irrelevant either to pastors, elders or laymen. All believers should counsel. It's true that, informally, this is a task of every Christian (Colossians 3:16; Romans 15:14), as he encounters a brother caught in sin (Galatians 6:1). And it is the … [Read more...] about Competent to Counsel