The Sam James Institute recently hosted a forum on developing a Christian perspective on mental illness. This is an issue that for many people is a very real part of everyday life that effects ourselves, our loved ones, and our culture at large.
“You yourselves bear me witness, that I said, 'I am not the Christ, but I have been sent before him.' The one who has the bride is the bridegroom. The friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly at the bridegroom's voice.
“I don‟t even know who I am any more.” But Moses said to God, "Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?" (Exodus 3:11)
This post is for Small Group members and leaders to provide care for anyone who has shared about sexual abuse.
If you are interested in studying this material as a part of a recovery program, which we call Freedom Groups, please click here for more information and to get connected.
One of the desires of The Summit Counseling Ministry is to be a part of the "normal" church life. We do not want to be a church with a counseling ministry (read "on the side"; or "just for crisis cases").
This post is meant to offer guidance to common "what now" questions that could emerge from Pastor JD's sermon on Luke 11 and 18 preached at The Summit Church, the weekend of April 2nd and 3rd, 2011.
In Luke 1:5-25 Elizabeth and Zechariah deal with infertility. Actually, we only see the end of their struggle. As Zechariah said (foot heading into mouth), "I'm old and my wife is REALLY old (v.7)." For a couple that had lived a long life mutually honoring God (v. 6), this pain was not new.
This is a difficult question. Unfortunately, it is also a common question. It is a question that, even when pressing, most try to avoid. But when we avoid the question, the person who gets hurt most is the person who has been betrayed.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve always thought of self-control as a matter of do’s and don’ts: If you can do what is right and avoid what is wrong then you have the virtue of self-control. End of story.