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.
2 Fruits of True Forgiveness
Pastor J.D. Greear explains that:
“What makes forgiveness so life changing isn’t simply that it makes us ‘guilt-free.’ It’s that forgiveness reconciles us to God. The world’s best imitation of forgiveness can only say, ‘You may go.’ But God’s forgiveness says, ‘Please come near.’ The gospel is a message of reconciliation, releasing us from our sin so that we can come close to God, the sole source of all joy, once again.”
Read the rest of Pastor Greear’s perspective in 2 Fruits of True Forgiveness.
The Big God in Your Small Group
At the Desiring God site, Marshall Segal asks, “What do you want from your small group?” He suggests that Acts 2:42-47 provides an outline of what every small group should be focused on. Enjoy his thoughts at The Big God in Your Small Group.
The Dangerous Deceptions of the Heart
Julie Ganschow begins her post by quoting John Calvin.
“The human heart has so many crannies where vanity hides, so many holes where falsehood lurks, is so decked out with deceiving hypocrisy, that it often dupes itself” (John Calvin).
Read the rest of Julie’s thoughts on The Dangerous Deceptions of the Heart.
Pastoral Integrity in Sermon Prep and Blog Writing
Randy Alcorn candidly, compassionately, and comprehensively addresses the growing issue of pastors plagiarizing large parts of their sermons or blog posts from the messages and writings of others. His thoughts are worthy of reflection, which you can read in The Problem of Plagiarizing by Pastors.
More Evidence That Scripture Is of Divine Origin
Ed Welch of CCEF shares More Evidence That Scripture Is of Divine Origin.
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