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Biblical Counseling Coalition: Grace & Truth

Category Archives: Faith

He Is Risen Indeed!

Easter changes everything. Easter makes all the difference in the world. Happy Easter! Continue reading

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Good Friday: The Shadow of David’s Greater Son in David’s Lesser Son

The Old Testament story of Absalom gives us a deeper glimpse into the issues of faithlessness and murderousness that lodge themselves in every human heart. More powerfully, however, his story foreshadows how Christ’s work of faithful love on the cross meets our need. Continue reading

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Theospection

Engaging in focused times of prayer, fasting, reading, or reflection can be very helpful—for both counselors and counselees. However, there’s one very subtle danger involved in any time of reflection in which we are seeking renewal, and it’s this: renewal is not the result of introspection but theospection. Continue reading

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Reflections on the Burial of Jesus for Biblical Counseling

As we receive and offer counsel during this season, let’s hold out hope for true change in both hearts and situations because the tomb of Jesus was filled and is now empty. Continue reading

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Picture Perfect: The Remedy (Part 3)

A life ruled by our own desires and shaped by what the world tells us is perfection eventually becomes an exhausting life full of disappointment and frustration. In contrast, how radically different it is when the one true Lord rules our lives. When the true Lord rules our lives, we find that his rule is very different. In Matthew 11:28-30, this ruler invites you to come to him and have rest. Continue reading

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Weekend Resource: Gospel Treason: How Do Idols Get Into My Heart?

On weekends, we frequently alert you to recently-posted new resources for your life and ministry. Today we highlight a sermon audio resource from Pastor Brad Bigney: Gospel Treason: How Do Idols Get Into My Heart? Continue reading

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Weekend Resource: Gospel Treason: What Does God Know about My Heart?

On weekends, we frequently alert you to recently-posted new resources for your life and ministry. Today we highlight a sermon audio resource from Pastor Brad Bigney: Gospel Treason: What Does God Know about My Heart? Continue reading

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Hero of Black Church History: Maria Stewart

You’re reading Part Four in a four-part BCC Grace & Truth blog series for Black History Month. These diverse posts all share in common a passion to help us to learn from the legacy of Black Church history. Today, in Part Three, Dr. Bob Kellemen encourages us to consider the legacy of and the lessons we can learn from a young African American woman who had everything going against her—but had Christ standing beside her—Maria Stewart. Dr. Kellemen has excerpted this post from materials in his book Beyond the Suffering: Embracing the Legacy of African American Soul Care. Continue reading

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BCC Weekend Media Resource: Piper and Keller Wrestle with Sanctification

In the Spring of 2012, John Piper and Tim Keller sat down to discuss the biblical vision of sanctification. In this 14-minute video they touch on how justification and sanctification relate, along with the dynamics of faith. Continue reading

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Unworldly Hope

You’re reading the second in a four-part BCC Grace & Truth blog series on biblical counseling and depression. Few issues are more painful. God’s Word provides us with wisdom for addressing depression with compassion so we can care well and wisely. Today’s post is Unworldly Hope by Hayley Satrom. Continue reading

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