These aren’t means carried out on our own strength or wisdom, but these are actions committed in surrender to the Lord in acknowledgment of the ordinary system that he has created within this world.
After a long silence the empty-eyed man opens up. You have a hard time processing this overflow of emotions. There is so much in there which is simply not true.
The Enemy of our souls and our sinful flesh has a way of adding terrible fuel to the raging fires of shame.
When we embrace the multi-faceted reality of the sovereignty of God, we are equipped to help others in their time of need.
When it comes to people who are really suffering, many pastors are tempted to feel overwhelmed and under-qualified.
This lay ministry is an extraordinary happening. No longer do people need a special—though temporary—anointing to offer a prophetic word of direction and wisdom.
In prayer we are able to find comfort in the arms of our Father, trusting that he is working all things for the good of those who he loves, especially those he has entrusted to our pastoral care.
What should pastors remember in counseling those in troubled marriages?