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Category Archives: Sanctification

Dealing with Stubborn Desires through Worship

How do you deal with frustrating, stubborn sinful desires? Is it possible for the heart and its entrenched desires to change? If so, how does change take place? As an answer let’s explore the theme of worship and how true worship is superior to and defeats false worship. We will see that if false worship is the problem then true worship is the solution. 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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Pornography, Radical Measures, and the Gospel

With regard to pornography, this means it is good for us to think about outward measures we would employ to defeat pornography. In fact, if we are serious about becoming free from pornography we must think about this. For all of us who are committed to the sufficiency of the gospel, however, we must be clear that outward measures can never change our heart. Continue reading

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BCC Weekend Resource: Introduction to Biblical Counseling Mini-Course, Session 3: Sanctification Understood

Often on weekends at the BCC’s Grace & Truth blog, we highlight one of our many (and growing list of) resources. This weekend we make you aware of the resource: Introduction to Biblical Counseling Mini-Course, Session 3: Sanctification Understood by Ron and Tim Allchin. Continue reading

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Tweeting the Gospel for Sin and Suffering

What difference does the gospel make as we face sin and respond to suffering? Continue reading

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Supernatural Counselling

Psycho-spiritual transformation is supernatural—fuelled by God’s Spirit. Therefore, authentically biblical counseling must also be supernatural (Spirit-dependent). Continue reading

Topics: Equipping, Faith, Gospel-Centered Ministry, Methodology, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Sanctification, Sufficiency of Scripture | Tags: , , , ,

Fitting Together the Puzzle Pieces of Marriage

Men and women are like puzzle pieces. “They are like two pieces of a puzzle that fit together because they are not exactly alike nor randomly different, but they are differentiated such that together they can create a complete whole” (Kathy Keller, The Meaning of Marriage). Continue reading

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

National Transformation Month

September has traditionally been recognized in the US as “National Recovery Month.” While I like the word recovery, I really love the biblical word transformation instead because God offers real hope and help for the person struggling with an addiction. Continue reading

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Biblical Higher Education: Spiritual Maturity Is Our Highest Priority

Every educator understands the major role that outcomes and assessments have on education. Every class, program, and/or major must have clearly defined outcomes and effective documentable assessments to assure that the outcomes are being achieved. Are our assessments and education missing a critical focus? Biblical higher education, along with biblical counselors, has some outcomes of which our non-Christian counterparts lack understanding and the resources to achieve. Sometimes even Christian educators can lose focus of some fundamental outcomes of Christian education. Continue reading

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Jeremiah 17:9—Is It True of the Believer?

Jeremiah 17:9 is one of the most accurate verses in Scripture for describing human nature. But, how does it apply to a believer? Are our hearts still deceitful and desperately wicked? If we have new hearts in Christ why do we still sin? Continue reading

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