Where Life & Scripture Meet: A Biblical Counseling Podcast
Why do we have a biblical counseling podcast? Well, the reason why we’re doing a podcast specifically on life and Scripture meeting is simple. At times, we all struggle with how real life and Scripture actually meet. However, as Christians, we have the privilege and challenge of exploring how the Bible gives words of life and perspective for the complexities of our current day. From dealing with extreme trauma, all the way to growing in the skill of daily rest, I hope you’ll join me, Alasdair Groves, in musing about how Scripture really does meet us in day-to-day life, and that it will be as energizing to your walk with the Lord as it has been to mine. Welcome to the CCEF Podcast: Where Life and Scripture Meet.
Season 3, Episode 4: When God Is Silent
“Sometimes, we will listen and we will hear silence. We will look around, and we will not see him or what he is up to, and we will not know what to make of our circumstances, but here’s what we do know: we walk with the God who preserves his people. The God who stores our tears in a bottle is the God who knows our names and who shapes our names and our circumstances and will always be among us.”
What do we do when God is silent? How do we have hope when it feels like he is absent? Listen as Alasdair Groves considers God’s seeming silence for 400 years of history between the Old and New Testaments, and how even then, God’s care is never diminished.
Season 3, Episode 3: Don't Lead Your Wife; Serve Her
“One of your greatest goals as a man whom the Lord has called into marriage is to maximize your wife’s opportunities to use her gifts within the context of her life and community. You ask, ‘How can I help her flourish?’ That is serving her; that is leading her.”
Scripture calls husbands to lead their wives. But what does this look like? How do we know if we’re leading our wives well? Listen as Alasdair Groves talks about what it looks like to focus on serving our wives rather than focusing on our role as leader.
Season 3, Episode 2: When You Can't Sleep
“We have a God who loves, cares, and knows, and I can rest utterly in the hope that he will be with me, he will walk with me, and he will provide. He will care for every last moment of my day tomorrow as I am exhausted.”
Do you ever have nights where you can’t sleep? Whatever the reason may be, struggling to sleep is a form of suffering. Alasdair Groves explores what it looks like to lean on the Lord when we can’t sleep, assured that he is near and he cares.
Season 3, Episode 1: Grief Is Worship
“Grief is an endless invitation to taste and see the goodness of God, without rush, without shame, without stoically holding back tears, but rather to worship the one who is the giver of every good gift and who will keep giving those gifts into all eternity.”
In the first episode of season 3, Alasdair Groves talks about how grief is not something to run from, be ashamed of, or try to get rid of, but grief is an invitation to worship God as the giver of every good gift.
Stories from Saints, Sufferers, & Sinners
Join Mike Emlet in listening to stories from saints, sufferers, and sinners in CCEF’s new mini-podcast series.