What to Do While Waiting on The Lord: Turning Waiting into Worship

A Word from Bob: You’re reading Part 1 of a three-part blog mini-series by guest bloggers Dan Brewer and Matthew Black. Please see the end of today’s post for Dan and Matt’s bios. Waiting Can Be Wrenching We’ve all experienced waiting on the Lord. Waiting seems to be one of the Lord’s favorite sanctification tools. […]

“…But Sunday’s Comin’!”

S. M. Lockridge (March 7, 1913 – April 4, 2000) was the Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in San Diego from 1953 to 1993. He was known for his preaching across the United States and around the world. His Easter Meditation—“It’s Friday, but Sunday’s Comin’!”—is part of one of the most powerful sermons I’ve ever […]

Me? Equip Other Biblical Counselors?

Monika Rakossy, Front Right, Next to Wayne and Susie Vanderwier A Word from Bob: Today’s blog is a guest post from my friend and former student, Monika Rakossy. I hope you enjoy—as much as I did—Monika’s testimony about equipping other biblical counselors. And, I hope you’re encouraged to trust God to stretch you to do […]

Ministry that Lasts: Part Two

In Part One, we examined how many church leaders face burnout because they fail to share the ministry by equipping the saints, and we considered Jethro’s advice to Moses in Exodus 18. In Part Two, we want to get a bit more practical in how to equip others for ministry. Chuck Swindoll states the benefits […]

How to Improve As a Biblical Counselor

In August, 2021, New Growth Press will be releasing my latest book, Consider Your Counsel: Addressing Ten Mistakes in Our Biblical Counseling. Honestly, I was a bit concerned about publishing these thoughts, because I did not want to come across as critical of the modern biblical counseling movement. So, I asked over a dozen biblical […]

Ministry that Lasts, Part One

What lessons should those in church leadership have learned about the way we “do church” over this past year? As the director of a counseling center in Chicago, I talk with many pastors from many different denominations and various sized churches. Many of those pastors are tired and worn out. One of the most frequent […]

How a Husband Isn’t Like Christ

A few weeks ago, I started reading a favorite book from my own childhood to my five and three-year-old sons. Days on the Farm with Annette and Samuel is their first chapter book, and each evening my oldest son patiently waits for me to finish a section so he can study the simple line drawing […]

The Day After Easter; Your Life Because of Easter

He Is Risen! So Are You!  You likely shared in the traditional Easter greeting a few times this past week. “He is risen.”  “He’s risen indeed!” The Bible indicates that Christians add another greeting. “He is risen.”  “I’m risen, too!” Resurrected with Christ The Apostle Paul says it plainly. “Since, then, you have been raised […]

“He Is Risen, Indeed!”

“He is risen!” “He is risen, indeed!” The Fountain of Life Opened Up Just what happened at Easter? What difference does Easter make? Easter changes everything. Easter makes all the difference in the world. John Flavel’s (1671) Easter sermon, The Fountain of Life Opened Up, teaches us what happened to Christ and what happened to […]

Identiteit in Christus

Deur Adri Kruger. Identiteit word gedefinieer deur wie of wat jy is.  Die wêreldwye web verklaar dit ook as ‘n identifisering met iets wat baie dieselfde is, ‘n eenwording, ‘n identifiserings oomblik van “een-wees”!  Dit word ook affiniteit genoem!  Daar word selfs gepraat van biochemie… Hoe die een met die ander saamsmelt!   Hoe ongelooflik. Wanneer […]