Our Bullet-Proof Vest

Pat Quinn

Pat Quinn

People who don’t understand and put on the breastplate of righteousness are susceptible to defeated discouragement, self-confident pride, or careless presumption. All three create serious spiritual and counseling problems. Helping counselees “put on” this piece of armor is the gospel remedy for these problems. Continue reading

Getting Up after a Fall

Lucy Ann Moll

Lucy Ann Moll

Sinful choices can become a slippery slope too. One sinful choice may slide into another, reminiscent of Psalm 1:1; then the Christian may face a problem she helped create: a marital separation, an addiction, a lost job, anxiety, depression, bitterness. Her problem might cause enough angst to bring her to your counseling office, looking for relief. But relief isn’t the real answer is it? Relief is among the world’s counterfeits for mankind’s greatest and truest need—the gospel. Continue reading

How Does Sanctification Work? (Part 2)

David Powlison (CCEF)

David Powlison (CCEF)

In our last post, David Powlison began an exploration of how God brings about change in the lives of his people. Although it is tempting to generalize from one theme of Scripture or from one’s own experiences, David has raised important questions about the legitimacy of doing this. Today, he continues his exploration. Continue reading