If you neglect to teach your people biblical application you have failed to shepherd the flock adequately.
“What will your wife do if you become our pastor?”
For that reason, even before asking whether your family should stay or go, it may be worth asking whether or not you have a Kingdom perspective at all.
Preach the gospel of grace, not self-discipline.
I want to argue that there are distinct advantages to doing specialized counseling in the context of one’s local church, and I would even propose that it should be the norm.
So who are these one or two witnesses? And why are they so important to the church?
Every Christian should either be discipling someone else, be discipled by someone else, or be doing both.
In my counseling training, I began to see that the Scriptures provide this overarching view to any problem of life.
People are willing to pay money to others who will never lead them to the Savior of the World. But that must change.
By equipping your members to counsel one another, you enable them to do the front-line work of ministry. Here are twenty ways to cultivate a culture of counseling and discipleship in your church.
Are psychiatric medications sinful? Are they wise? Are they wrong? How should we view such things?
I think one of the ways churches should work against the threat of pornography, very simply, is to start talking about it.
We need to remember that we are bound by the Word of God to speak the truth in love. Some of us are so wired to “speak the truth” that we fail to do it in love.
Here is why we enthusiastically embrace the multi-site strategy as biblically sound, practically wise, and pastorally helpful.