Is it wise to seek counsel from your pastor? It is not only wise, it is a must, provided that the pastor is able to offer biblical counselling.
What is the best way of counselling couples: individually or together? This article advises that it must be together.
For counselling to be successful, the counsellor depends on the information from the counselee. What do you do when the counselee is hesitant to speak? You need to understand the reasons for their hesitation, find other methods to get them to speak, and build confidence.
As a pastor, if you want to start a pre-marital counselling for your church, where do you start? This article offers guidelines for such a situation.
The author discusses what is called "decisional regeneration," which refers to the simple requirement of a decision as proof that one is saved. The author notes the way that this method of evangelism has been applied with gross abuse in counselling, altar calls, and in preaching. Ultimately this teaching is traced to a theology that places the responsibility for salvation on man.
This article explains that Christians cannot deny the reality of the antithesis.
This article calls for a balance in preaching, between heralding the whole counsel of God and including an evangelistic component.
It should be the desire of every preacher to make proper application of the text. What application should do is show from the passage the meaning for the congregation today. How does one achieve such an application? This is what this article answers.
Is your preaching balanced? Are there subjects you are not preaching about? This article argues that some of the more stern teachings of Scripture are being neglected.
This article argues that there is a form of shepherding that is needed by the church. It is shepherding the people of your congregation by approaching members when you suspect that there is something wrong. The article advises on how to do this.
This article explains why it is impossible to talk about the providence of God without acknowledging his sovereignty.
Pastors are involved in counselling. How can you make sure that you make progress in your counselling sessions? This article suggests the practice of taking notes.
2 Timothy 4:3 warns that God punishes his people sometimes by giving them what they want. If you want preaching that scratches your ears, you may get it. The article explains.
Counselling must be done by identifying issues and how they relate to the relationships of those needing help. This article explains how a counsellor can offer such counselling.
Does God repent? Does he have hands, eyes and ears? If not, why does the Bible speak of God in that way? Anthropomorphic language is what God frequently used to explain something to us in terms we can understand.
What makes a good sermon? There are two aspects: it has limits and a focal point. The article expands on this.
The plans of God are always accomplished. God does not simply plan and then leave it to men to dispose. Whatever God plans, man fulfills.
Providence describes the biblical teaching that God not only planned his work, but actively works his plan. This article explains how this teaching should shape our attitude when facing unpleasant events.
This article explains that the Christian teacher needs to be concerned about not only gathering facts, but also how he teaches those facts, to help the students learn the truth of God in a hostile world.
The article argues that what is lacking in preaching today is parresia, the courage to speak without fear of consequences.
Can Christian physicians practice their medicine in a way that is God-centred? It is possible, by understanding the biblical teaching on the relationship between body and spirit. This article explains what the Bible teaches about the body and spirit in the light of 1 Corinthians 2:4 and draws implications for Christian doctors.
What is the place of experience in the Christian life? Experience should be subjected to the truth of God's Word; it cannot have a guiding or teaching function.
We know that people do not just act, they act out of motives. Can we know and judge the motives of others through their actions? To judge motives one must be able to judge the heart.
How does God give guidance? God's guidance can only be received through the Bible and prayer. What role do the advice of others, circumstances, and reason play? This article argues that they have a role as long as they lead us back to God's Word.
Any view that sees regeneration as a mechanical process that can be performed by man falls under decisional regeneration. This article argues that such a view of regeneration has departed from the true teaching of Scripture. It shows how this is so by looking at counselling, altar calls, theology, and preaching.