Overwhelmed with Shame & Condemnation?

Overwhelmed with Shame & Condemnation?

Overwhelmed with Shame & Condemnation? While recently talking to a young man, it came to light that a significant reason for his instability is that he is living in a ‘state of shame’. He senses that because he is still getting things wrong in his life, God is...
Do You ‘Know’ God?

Do You ‘Know’ God?

Do You ‘Know’ God? Recently, while reading a book, I came across some writings from a man named ‘Bernard of Clairvaux who was used by God within the twelfth century European church. Bernard suggested that the Christian life generally follows four levels of maturity:...
Where temptation originates/evil desires

Where temptation originates/evil desires

Where temptation originates/evil desires James 1:13-15(NASB) Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, and He Himself does not tempt anyone.  But each one is tempted when he is carried away and enticed by his...
Total Openness? The Wrong Solution

Total Openness? The Wrong Solution

Total Openness? The Wrong Solution While reading a book entitled “Encouragement”- by Drs. Larry Crabb and Dan Allender, I was reminded of some very useful reminders of how to maintain“healthy” Christian fellowship. Here are some excerpts, mixed with my thoughts, from...