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

Thursday, 21 May 2020 00:01

110 Resources for Your Life and Ministry

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Where do you turn when someone you love asks you, “What would you recommend that I read for help with my struggles with anxiety?”

Where do you turn someone in church says, “Do you have any books you recommend that would help me deal with the sexual abuse I experienced 20 years ago...

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I’ve been a Sr. Pastor, an Associate Pastor, and a Lead Elder. So, I know something about the stresses of pastoral decision-making.

However, I’ve never been a pastor in a pandemic.

So, I find myself praying a lot for my current pastor and the staff and elders at our church, for past...

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A Word from Bob:I’ve collated today’s post fromThe Annual Guide to Biblical Counseling Resources: 2020 Edition. This guide provides 230 pages that collate 920 biblical counseling resources. Learn more about The Annual Guide or purchase a copy for just $5.99 here. You can read similar...

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A Word from Bob:I’ve collated today’s post fromThe Annual Guide to Biblical Counseling Resources: 2020 Edition. This guide provides 230 pages that collate 920 biblical counseling resources. Learn more about The Annual Guide or purchase a copy for just $5.99here. You can read similar...

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Wednesday, 29 April 2020 04:36

Consider the Glory of the Lord and Be Transformed

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Guest Post by Dan Brewer 

A Word from Bob: Dan Brewer is a good friend, a fellow church member at Christ’s Church in Federal Way, WA, and a fellow biblical counselor. I’m excited to have him minister to you through today’s guest post. Here’s some background to help you get...

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Wednesday, 22 April 2020 20:00

The Prayer of Jesus: How to Talk to God

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There’s nothing more important in life than our relationship with God through Christ.

This is, of course, true for our eternal life. It is also true for our daily life. This is why Jesus taught his disciples—and us—how to pray, how to talk to God.

The Lord’s Prayer: Matthew...

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A Word from Bob:Today’s blog is a guest post from my friend and fellow biblical counselor, Pastor Jonathan Holmes. Jonathan is the Founder and Executive Director of Fieldstone Counseling. He also serves as the Pastor of Counseling for Parkside Church Bainbridge and Green. Jonathan graduated from...

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Friday, 10 April 2020 00:52

“It’s Friday, but Sunday’s Comin’!”

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imageS. 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...

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With the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing, a lot of ministry is moving from physically present to online. Biblical counseling is no exception.

But can we really offer biblical counseling via video—using online video conferencing systems like Skype or Zoom?

When you talk about counseling...

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With the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing, a lot of ministry is moving from physically present to online. Biblical counseling is no exception.

But can we really offer biblical counseling via video—using online video conferencing systems like Skype or Zoom?

When you talk about counseling...

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Thursday, 26 March 2020 03:11

22 Biblical Counseling Resources on Suffering Trials

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A Word from Bob:As I craft today’s post, the United States and the world are in the midst of the COVID-19 virus pandemic. In addition to health and safety concerns, the world’s financial markets have been in a freefall. Clearly, these are times of suffering and trials. So, it seemed...

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Thursday, 26 March 2020 03:11

22 Biblical Counseling Resources on Suffering Trials

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A Word from Bob:As I craft today’s post, the United States and the world are in the midst of the COVID-19 virus pandemic. In addition to health and safety concerns, the world’s financial markets have been in a freefall. Clearly, these are times of suffering and trials. So, it seemed...

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A Word from Bob:You’re reading a bonus post—Part 11—of a 10-part (11-part) blog series on 10 Common Mistakes Biblical Counselors Sometimes Make.

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A Word from Bob:You’re reading a bonus post—Part 11—of a 10-part (11-part) blog series on 10 Common Mistakes Biblical Counselors Sometimes Make.

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A Word from Bob:You’re reading Part 10 of a 10-part blog series on 10 Common Mistakes Biblical Counselors Sometimes Make.

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A Word from Bob:You’re reading Part 10 of a 10-part blog series on 10 Common Mistakes Biblical Counselors Sometimes Make.

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Friday, 20 March 2020 03:19

Practicing Spiritual Connecting While Social Distancing

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With the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we’re all learning about “social distancing.” However, social distancing does not and should not mean social isolation.

In fact, if we are creative, we can do authentic ministry from a distance.

Let’s all practice spiritual connecting...

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Friday, 20 March 2020 03:19

Practicing Spiritual Connecting While Social Distancing

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With the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we’re all learning about “social distancing.” However, social distancing does not and should not mean social isolation.

In fact, if we are creative, we can do authentic ministry from a distance.

Let’s all practice spiritual connecting...

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A Word from Bob:You’re reading Part 9 of a 10-part blog series on 10 Common Mistakes Biblical Counselors Sometimes Make.

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A Word from Bob:You’re reading Part 9 of a 10-part blog series on 10 Common Mistakes Biblical Counselors Sometimes Make.

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Tuesday, 17 March 2020 11:17

Saint Patrick’s Morning Prayer: The Lorica

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imageThe following prayer by St. Patrick has been variously titled Morning PrayerThe Breastplate, or The Lorica. Some question whether St. Patrick actually wrote it, or whether someone else penned it years later and it was ascribed to St. Patrick. However, for centuries it has been...

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A Word from Bob:You’re reading Part 8 of a 10-part blog series on 10 Common Mistakes Biblical Counselors Sometimes Make.

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A Word from Bob:You’re reading Part 7 of a 10-part blog series on 10 Common Mistakes Biblical Counselors Sometimes Make.

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A Word from Bob:I’ve collated today’s post fromThe Annual Guide to Biblical Counseling Resources: 2020 Edition. This guide provides 230 pages that collate 920 biblical counseling resources. Learn more about The Annual Guide or purchase a copy for just $5.99here. You can read similar...

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A Word from Bob:You’re reading Part 6 of a 10-part blog series on 10 Common Mistakes Biblical Counselors Sometimes Make.

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