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Friday’s Five to Live By

March 23, 2012

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Five to Live By 2012

Each Friday our BCC staff links you to the top five biblical counseling and Christian living blog posts of the week—posts that provide robust, rich, and relevant insights for living.

What Every Person Must Hear and Confess

Don’t read Paul Tripp’s Gospel Coalition post if you fear being convicted of selfishness. Though the title is What Every Pastor Must Hear and Confess, the message is for every person.

Seeking Stability When Your World Is Shaken

Lauren Chandler shares at The Gospel Coalition about how she has learned to cling to Christ during the days of her husband, Matt’s, fight with brain cancer. Read her encouraging words at Seeking Stability When Your World Is Shaken.

Encouraging the Elderly While Teaching the Younger

Brian Croft suggests three wisdom principles for ministering to the older members of a congregation. He introduces his thoughts with these words:

“As churches revitalize and do so with younger people, one of the ramifications of this is the alienation of the older members. As a younger pastor is brought in to pastor, more folks his age possibly begin to arrive, and unintentionally, the older members begin to feel squeezed out. Having faced this season of unintentional alienation, here are a few ways I have found to encourage the elderly in the congregation and unite them with the younger in the midst of such a transition.”

Benefit from his three principles in Encouraging the Elderly While Teaching the Younger.

Sufficient or Insufficient

Jay Adams shares three elements that any training in biblical counseling must have. Learn what they are in Sufficient or Insufficient.

How to Understand Biological Factors in Counseling

Mike Emlet at CCEF shares some insights addressing the important topic of How to Understand Biological Factors in Counseling.

Bonus Link: 2012 Spring/Summer 9Marks Events

Over at 9Marks, they have links to several outstanding equipping events. Read all about them at Spring and Summer 2012.

Join the Conversation

Which post impacted you the most? Why? What blog posts on biblical counseling and Christian living have you enjoyed this week that you want to share with others?