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.
3 Purposes God Has for Your Life
Pastor J.D. Greear is convinced that our lives would be drastically altered if we understood God’s purpose for our life. He develops that idea in his post Does God Have a Purpose for My Life?
12 Biblical Counseling Resources on Adoption
Paul Tautges has collated direct links to 12 biblical counseling Resources on Adoption.
4 Ways to Distinguish the Holy Spirit from the Unholy Serpent
At Ligonier Ministries, Sinclair Ferguson writes:
“How do we distinguish the promptings of the Spirit of grace in His guiding and governing of our lives from the delusions of the spirit of the world and of our own sinful heart? This is a hugely important question if we are to be calm and confident that the spirit with whom we are communing really is the Holy Spirit. John Owen suggests four ways in which the Spirit and the serpent are to be distinguished.”
You can read those 4 ways in How to Distinguish the Holy Spirit from the Serpent.
2 Ways Jesus Offends
Trevin Wax incisively writes:
“The Jesus of the Gospels is offensive because of how inclusive He is. The Jesus of the Gospels is offensive because of how exclusive He is. The church is offended by His inclusivity, and the world is offended by His exclusivity. Thus we are inclined to weaken the offense, either by minimizing His inclusive call or by downplaying His exclusive claims. Unfortunately, whenever we lop off one side or the other, we wind up with a Jesus in our own image. Instead, we should celebrate both Jesus’ inclusiveness and His exclusivity, for this is the polarity that makes Jesus so irresistibly compelling.”
You can read how Trevin develops these thoughts in Give me the Doubly-Offensive Jesus, Please.
4 Benefits of Stories for Discipleship
At Gospel-Centered Discipleship, Matthew Simms shares 4 Benefits of Stories for Discipleship.
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