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Category Archives: Hope

He Is Risen Indeed!

Easter changes everything. Easter makes all the difference in the world. Happy Easter! 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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Things to Consider in Parenting

We are called to be faithful parents, not successful. Continue reading

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Counselors Need Hope Too

Typically we think of the counselor giving hope from the Scriptures to the counselee. But what about the counselor’s level of hope in their own heart? Continue reading

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2 Lies That Must Be Defeated to Overcome Cutting

Two primary lies discourage us from crying out to God to deal with the pain of and temptation toward cutting—learn what they are and how to defeat them with God’s truth. Continue reading

Topics: Addictions, Cutting and Self-Harm, Hope, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Self-Esteem/Self-Image | Tags: , , , ,

Conviction: Vital for Biblical Counseling in the Local Church

Training counselors who are properly motivated is a great joy. Conviction to counsel is a vital ingredient for counseling in the local church. We must help the church see that counseling one another is an essential ministry of the church, a natural outgrowth of our love for God, and our desire to please, honor, and glorify Him. Continue reading

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He Is Risen!

John Flavel’s (1671) Easter sermon, The Fountain of Life Opened Up, teaches us what happened to Christ and what happened to us because of Good Friday and Easter. May his words pierce our hearts and prompt praise for the glorious Easter exchange. Continue reading

Topics: Faith, Hope, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Worship | Tags: , , , ,

Christian Virtue: Founded by God, Felt in the Heart, Forged in Life’s Trials

We tend to associate love with spontaneous feelings and labor with dry duty. We first separate these ideas from one another, and then we elevate the importance of one over the other (though our preferences may vary). But that’s not the way the Apostle Paul thought when he wrote to the Thessalonians. Continue reading

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The A-B-C’s of Ministering to the Situationally Depressed Person

Psalms 42 and 43 were originally one poem. In this work, the Psalmist paints the picture of a wounded person, sitting in the darkness, awaiting God’s deliverance. The Psalmist’s experience mirrors the experience of depressed people and teaches them where to look as they fight with the darkness. Continue reading

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Injecting the Light of H-O-P-E into a Dyed-Black Perspective

This post shares excerpts from an actual biblical counseling conversation in order to illustrate how to share biblical HOPE with a person struggling with depression. Continue reading

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