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Category Archives: Idolatry

Weekend Resource: Gospel Treason: How Do I Look for Idols in 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 I Look for Idols in My Heart? 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: Why Is the Heart Such a Big Deal?

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: Why Is the Heart Such a Big Deal? 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

Topics: Biblical Counseling, Faith, Idolatry, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers | Tags: , , , , ,

Your Spouse Is Not Jesus

You’re reading the third of a special BCC Grace & Truth blog mini-series on marriage—timed to coincide with the week of Valentine’s Day. Today’s post is by Keri Seavey: Your Spouse Is Not Jesus. Continue reading

Topics: Christian Living, Idolatry, Love, Men/Husbands, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Women/Wives | Tags: , , , , ,

Leisure and Money

We as biblical counselors are known for being attuned to heart idolatry. We consider obvious and subtle heart idolatries—as we should. However, Scripture explicitly names just two specific non-overt idolatries—covetousness/greed and food/belly (Colossians 3:5; Philippians 3:19)—two forms of idolatry that flourish in the Western world. Today’s blog draws attention to the role money plays in idolatry. Continue reading

Topics: Christian Living, Idolatry, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Selfishness | Tags: , , , , ,

On Hobbies and Hearts

It occurred to me one day as I was working by myself in the attic (yes, I’ve put in an air conditioner) that there was a great similarity between building my model railroad and building the lives with which I work daily. You see, before building the railroad it was necessary to build out the room. Many of the people I see in counseling do not have a biblical framework to support the practical elements of change. Continue reading

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Bringing Self-Harm Habits Into the Light

We cannot ignore self-injurious behavior in the local church but encourage those truly struggling to bring the issue into the light so that Christ may be glorified. Continue reading

Topics: Addictions, Cutting and Self-Harm, Idolatry, Local Church Ministry, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Repentance | Tags: , , , , , ,

The Heart of Addiction

Many addicts genuinely want to stop. They try to change their ways by determination, eliminating friendships, changing their course. These are certainly a part of what needs to be done, but these actions address the fruit of the problem, the end result of what is really a much deeper issue, because addictions are an issue of the heart. Continue reading

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The BCC Weekend Media Resource: Idols of the Heart and “Vanity Fair”

Today’s media resource is an excerpt from David Powlison’s article that originally appeared in the Journal of Biblical Counseling. You can read the full text resource here. Continue reading

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