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Category Archives: Sanctification

BCC Weekend Resource: Sanctification: Help and Hope in the Midst of Overwhelming Hopelessness

On weekends we like to highlight for you one of our growing list of free resources. This weekend we highlight a resource audio from the 2014 IBCD Summer Institute. Continue reading

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The Fight Is On! Am I Ready?

We take life so lightly that when trouble comes we duck and run or hide or our reactions are so out of character for a Christ follower it would almost seem we were on the wrong side. We often live as though we have no arsenal at our disposal. Continue reading

Topics: BCC Exclusive, Christian Living, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Sanctification, War | Tags: ,

How Do We Know Whether People Are Truly Changing?

We are becoming smarter in many ways while at the same time never learning how to do life. It would be safe to say that we are surrounded by the rise of knowledge, and at the same time a bumper crop of brilliant failures. Knowledge may rapidly change the conditions of the human experience and life, but it can never change the condition of the human heart. Continue reading

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How Does God Expect Us to Be Able to Change?: The Linchpin

Paul’s prayer in Ephesians 3:13-21 now resides under the glass at my counseling desk. It has been become my daily reminder to humbly seek God asking both for wisdom for myself and the work of the Holy Spirit in my counselees’ lives even as Paul prayed for this Ephesian church. If the apostle Paul desired and needed to pray this prayer, then certainly I do. Continue reading

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

How Christ Changes People

Typically in biblical counseling we have talked about how people change. That’s a great phrase and one I’ve used and will continue to use. However, lately I’ve been tweaking that language in an important way: how Christ changes people. Continue reading

Topics: Christian Living, Faith, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Sanctification, Theology | Tags: , , , , ,

Our Gospel Identity in Christ and Sexual Abuse “Triggers”

You’re reading Part 4 in a four-part BCC Grace & Truth blog mini-series on loss, grief, suffering, and Christ’s healing hope. In today’s post, Adam Embry addresses how mind renewal and our identity in Christ can help sexual abuse victims to address unwanted memories and “triggers” of past abuse. Continue reading

Topics: People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Sanctification, Sexual Abuse, Suffering | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Bridge to Hope: A Biblically-Based Addictions Program

We at the Reigning Grace Counseling Center believe that the addict can be set free from their enslaving lusts as they begin to understand the heart of addiction. Continue reading

Topics: Addictions, Biblical Counseling, Hope, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Sanctification | Tags: , , ,

Gospel Terminus

The gospel tries to guide us somewhere in life with God and one another. There is a particular posture of the soul God has in mind for us—a certain end point to which He uses the gospel to lead. Sometimes we can stop short of this terminus. Continue reading

Topics: Gospel-Centered Ministry, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Sanctification, Sin, Worship | Tags: , , , ,

9 Differences Between Legal Obedience and Gospel Obedience

Duty can be a dirty word in the Christian world these days. It is certainly a hot topic. But some advice from a 350-year-old book may help sort out some of the controversy over what is legalism and what is Gospel application in counseling and Christian maturity. Continue reading

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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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