But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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5 top Christian blog posts of the week—posts on our victory in Christ, leaving and cleaving in marriage and family life, seeing Jesus face-to-face, and more by Tim Challies, J.D. Greear, Desiring God, Randy Alcorn, and more.

Claiming Victory Will Help You in the Fight

Pastor J.D. Greear...

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5 top Christian blog posts of the week—posts on teens and the gospel, praying for our kids at camp, being pro-life for the elderly, and more by Kevin Carson, Ellen Castillo, and more.

Teens and Fake Gospels 

At the Biblical Counseling Coalition, biblical counselor Ellen Castillo provides...

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Pastor Kyle Johnston at theBiblical Counseling Coalitionrecently reviewed my latest book, Raising imageKids in the Way of Grace. For info on the book and for free resources related to the book, you can visitRPM Ministries GRACEParenting here: http://bit.ly/GRACEparenting

You can read Kyle’s entire...

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Monday, 24 June 2019 20:00

The Empathy Journey

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A Word from Bob:I’ve taken this blog post and mini-series on biblical empathy from my bookimageGospel Conversations: How to Care Like Christ. In Gospel Conversations, you learn 22 biblical counseling skills. Empathy is one of those relational competencies. You’re reading Part 4 of a...

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Sunday, 23 June 2019 20:00

As If Empathy

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A Word from Bob:You’re reading Part 3 of a mini-series on Biblical Empathy: How to Care Like Christ.Read Part 1: Biblical Empathy: How to Care Like Christ. Read Part 2: How Not to Empathize: Job’s Miserable Counselors. I’ve taken this blog post and mini-series on biblical empathy...

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5 top Christian blog posts of the week—posts on motivation, masturbation, preaching and more by, Kevin Carson, Kevin DeYoung, Brad Hambrick, and more.

What Does the Bible Teach About Masturbation?

Pastor Kevin Carson is writing a mini-series on what the Bible teaches about sex. Part 15 is a...

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Wednesday, 19 June 2019 20:00

How Not to Empathize: Job’s Miserable Counselors

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A Word from Bob:You’re reading Part 2 of a mini-series on Biblical Empathy: How to Care Like Christ.Read Part 1: Biblical Empathy: How to Care Like Christ. I’ve taken this blog post and mini-series on biblical empathy from my bookGospel Conversations: How to Care Like Christ. In Gospel...

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Tuesday, 18 June 2019 20:00

Biblical Empathy: How to Care Like Christ

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A Word from Bob:You’re reading Part 1 of a mini-series on Biblical Empathy: How to Care Like Christ. I’ve taken this blog post and mini-series on biblical empathy from my bookGospel Conversations: How to Care Like Christ. In Gospel Conversations, you learn 22 biblical counseling...

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Recently, the Toronto Blue Jays called up Cavan Biggio to the major leagues. Cavan is the son of hall-of-famer, Craig Biggio.

In one of his first games, with his father in attendance, Cavan smacked his first-ever major league home run. Take a look at this photo of his dad’s reaction—can...

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“Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints” (Psalm 116:15).

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On Friday, June 7, 2019, David Powlison passed away peacefully at his home in Glenside, Pennsylvania, surrounded by his family, after suffering from pancreatic cancer. He was 69 years old.

Rarely, if ever,...

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On Friday, June 7, 2019, David Powlison passed away peacefully at his home in Glenside, Pennsylvania, surrounded by his family, after suffering from pancreatic cancer. He was 69 years old. 

Our Friendship 

David would have teased me about all the “Ws” in my title: Worshipful...

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imageWhat do you get your Dad on Father’s Day? How ‘bout a book about parenting?

Better yet, how about a booklet about grace parenting—you don’t want Dad to have to read too much on his big day.

Why Your Dad Will Enjoy Reading Raising Kids in the Way of Grace 

When it comes to...

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Parent, have you ever experienced a parent’s worst nightmare—your child separated from you and lost at a crowded public event?

Reader, have you ever experienced every driver’s unhappy experience—your GPS getting you “lost-er and lost-er”?

First Set of...

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Monday, 20 May 2019 00:24

6 Biblical Counseling Resources on Eating Disorders

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imageA Word from Bob:I’ve taken today’s blog post on 6 Biblical Counseling Resources on Eating DisordersfromThe Annual Guide to Biblical Counseling Resources2019 Edition which includes 690 resources on scores of biblical counseling and Christian living topics. The entire 160-page...

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A Guest Post by Pat Quinn 

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A Word from Bob: You’re reading Part 2 of a two-part blog mini-series by Pat Quinn. You can read Part 1 here: What You Signed Up for Is Impossible!

Hopeful and Liberating Truth 

In my lastblog, we looked at the story of the rich young man in Mark 10:17-27 to...

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Tuesday, 14 May 2019 04:33

What You Signed Up for Is Impossible!

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Guest Post by Pastor Pat Quinn

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I recently began a two-year intensive training with 10 recruited people from my church to have more equipped counselors available to handle our church biblical counseling load. What follows is a devotional on the Rich Young Man in Mark 10:17-27 that I gave on our first...

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This past weekend I spoke at the Biblical Counseling Conference for the Southwest Hills Baptist Church of Beaverton. I’m making the following resources available for your use in your ministry.

imageSessions 1 and 2: 4 Biblical Compass Points for Gospel Conversations  

Session 1 Focus:

So,...

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I’ve often been a person who learns not only by good examples, but also by poor examples. For instance, I have learned a lot about teaching by reflecting on teachers who were really bad at it—and trying to do the opposite!

Jesus teaches us to pray by teaching us the greatest examples...

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imageA Word from Bob: I’ve taken the following 40 “quotes of note” from my bookGod’s Healing for Life’s Losses: How to Find Hope When You’re Hurting. Of the 20 books I’ve authored, God’s Healing for Life’s Losses is my personal favorite. I pray that...

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Monday, 29 April 2019 04:06

Free Resources on Equipping the Church to Counsel

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imageIn March 2019, I spoke at the 2019 National Conference of theCanadian Biblical Counseling Coalition.

The theme for the conference was:

Gospel Conversations: Let’s Talk Equipping the Church to Counsel 

Conference Resources 

Thanks to the hard work of many generous volunteers, the...

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5 top Christian blog posts of the week—this week’s Friday 5 is a tad different. I often have people ask me, “Bob, what do you think of ‘enneagrams’? So this week’s Friday 5 to Live By highlights posts that assess enneagrams from a Christian and biblical...

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Sunday, 21 April 2019 20:00

The Rest of the Story: Do Something Great!

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imageA Word from Bob:I’ve taken today’s blog post from my 31-day devotional,Grief: Walking with Jesus. 

“And while they were gazing into heaven as he went, behold, two men stood by them in white robes, and said, ‘Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven?...

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Saturday, 20 April 2019 23:14

Your Resurrected Savior Knows Your Name

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A Word from Bob:I’ve taken today’s blog post from my 31-day devotional,Grief: Walking with Jesus. 

“Jesus said to her, ‘Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?’ Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, ‘Sir, if you have carried him away,...

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Saturday, 20 April 2019 00:35

The Lens of the Cross

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A Word from Bob:I’ve taken today’s blog post from my 31-day devotional, Grief: Walking with Jesus

When he was at table with them, he took the bread and blessed and broke it and gave it to them. And their eyes were opened, and they recognized him”(Luke 24:30-31).

Sufferi...

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A Word from Bob:I’ve taken today’s Good Friday reflections from my 31-day devotional,Grief: Walking with Jesus. 

Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, ‘Eli,...

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