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Is the Bible Enough for Counseling?

Where were Christians before Freud? Up a tree? Were they bereft of all crucial knowledge about man's relationship to God and his neighbor? Was the church's counseling a hopeless, primitive, stone-age activity that should have disappeared with flint knives? This seems to be the attitude today in the church of Jesus Christ, as the Word of God is replaced with secular psychol...

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The Church and Evangelism

The recent Super Study weekend with Pastor Mike Riccardi was a real blessing and encouragement to us as a church on many levels. It affirmed for us what our calling is by highlighting biblical themes like God's Mission, the believer's Motivation for Evangelism, and the Message God has given us to share. I would like to highlight three areas so that we can stay fruitful to ...

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Don't Let It Reign

As a young boy, I always hated those Saturdays when it would rain so much that we could not go outside and play. The ignorance of youthfulness blocked my views of rain as a good thing. The apostle Paul in Romans 6:12-13 speaks about reign, not the rain that I hated as a young boy. Over the past two weeks, we have been talking about slavery to sin and freedom from sin thr...

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Slavery to Freedom

The ongoing struggles we face each day are a clear reminder of the existing sin in our flesh. Just because God has broken the slave chains of sin does not indicate we, as believers, will no longer struggle with indwelling sin. Paul in Romans 7:20 makes this clear, "But if I am doing the very thing I do not want, I am no longer the one doing it, but sin which dwells in me."...

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