Do you live with a lot of regret? This article shows by way of biblical examples that the kingdom of Christ is to be regret-free, on account of the mercies of Christ.
This article offers three pastoral encouragements to Christian parents of an unbelieving adult child: remember the seed sown in the past, pray in the present, and hope for the future.
This article considers one way in which burnout can be overcome: desiring nothing but the Lord of heaven and earth.
This article offers nine possible reasons for someone in a season of spiritual drought and in need of refreshment.
How can the church serve unemployed men? This article suggests five things that the church can consider.
How can you make the best of your suffering? You can pursue certain means by which your faith may be strengthened. This article identifies several means, such as knowing God and his goodness.
Hospital visitation can be daunting. How should a pastor approach hospital visitation? Here are ten tools to help you prepare better.
How can care for cancer patients be shown? When one of the parents suffers from cancer, children are also affected. This article shares practical ways to support children in such a case.
This article considers those instances where the Lord in his providence withholds children from a couple.
This article explains how sometimes we fail to forgive someone because we hold them to a standard to which we ourselves could not hold.
Shame has its ultimate source in sin. However, not all shame comes as a result of sinning. This article shows the many ways in which shame expresses itself and how the Bible speaks about this shame.
Every believer will face some form of discouragement in his life. This is a fact. However, how should believers deal with discouragements? This article provides some answers to this question. Prayer, "positive thinking", God’s refreshing visits through His Spirit, and the gift of fellowship with other believers are the cure for discouragement.
Due to the Fall, all individuals experience shame. This article discusses a right and wrong approach to dealing with feelings of shame.
This article considers the work of Martin Bucer, Concerning the True Care of Souls, a pastoral manual. Bucer lays out five main tasks to which carers of souls should give themselves, and this article outlines the last three: to help in the reformation of church members who have grievously sinned, to strengthen the somewhat feeble and sick in the Christian life, and to protect the healthy sheep from all offence and falling away.
This article considers the work of Martin Bucer, Concerning the True Care of Souls, a pastoral manual. Bucer lays out five main tasks to which soul-carers should give themselves, and this article outlines the first two: to bring to Christ those who are still estranged from him, and to restore to Christ those who had once been brought to him but have been drawn away again.
The elders have a calling to care for widows. This article shows the grounds for this call and the manner in which such caring must be done.
Why is idolatry by far the most frequently discussed sin in the Bible? It is a problem of the heart, the chief object of God's concern since from the heart issues everything. Yet idolatry is also a social problem. This article considers the interplay between our hearts and the situation that surrounds us, and the implications this has for counselling issues.
We live in a world where many people have experienced betrayed trust. Ultimately, Christ is the only One who cannot disappoint. This article is a call to trust in Him.
What is Gospel Development? What is its place in the life of the church and believers, and in light of the need for community development? This article deals with these questions as it looks at the role that Gospel Development is taking in various communities. In the process the author notes that Gospel Development is gracious, and brings hope and honesty. The author also looks at various foci of the Gospel Development, which are people, the fruit of the Spirit, and the truth.