We cannot erase or deny bad memories of past sins, but Christ can transform them into something good. When we recall past sins through the lens of Christ’s mercy, God brings repentance and deepening humility.
“Dependence in the Wilderness: Living Out of Psalm 63.” In Psalm 63 David finds life and hope as a fugitive in the desert. These words point to Jesus’ response to troubles and temptations. Guides us to make personal application of this psalm in our lives.
“Walking the Razor’s Edge of Truth and Love in Personal Ministry:” Counselors step into the troubles, uncertainties, and messy wanderings of people’s lives. This annotated transcription of a counseling session demonstrates how a biblical counselor brings biblical truth into the conversation.
“‘I’ve Had it with You!’ Learning to Be Tender When People are Tough:” Moses had a complicated ministry with burdensome people. So did Jesus. And it happens in our lives as well. But God works out His plans even through conflict. This article suggests practical ways to develop ministry motivation that is God-centered; not self-centered, when we are in the midst of difficulties.
“Transforming Your Church: Cultivating a Culture of Peace.” God wants Christians to demonstrate the reconciling power of Jesus in real life. Shows how one church began a deliberate process of training the congregation to respond to conflict biblically, and how their efforts produced noticeable change.
“Think Globally, Act Locally:” How do you connect Scripture with everyday issues of counselees? How does God in Christ connect to particular struggles? Bring one relevant truth from our Redeemer to one significant scene in each person’s life. A detailed case study demonstrates how this works.