Friday’s 5 to Live By

April 24, 2015

Friday's 5 To Live By

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Friday's 5 To Live By

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.

God’s Affectionate Sovereignty

Dr. David Powlison introduces you to the latest issue of the Journal of Biblical Counseling with these words:

“The new issue of the Journal of Biblical Counseling offers articles with topics that cover a wide range of important issues for personal ministry. One theme to notice throughout is various ways in which God’s sovereign purposes become evident. God gently turns the disappointment of unmet desires into confidence in his loving providence over our lives. Though sin is destructive, God intervenes constructively, and he teaches us to do the same. Where there is pain and heartache, the Lord offers comfort, hope, and purpose. The reality of God’s sovereignty frees us to trust him and empowers us to love and serve others to the best of our ability.”

Read more about the latest issue of JBC at Inside JBC 29:1.

Sufficiency: Another Explicit Statement

Jay Adams begins this blog post by briefly reminding readers of two oft-used passages about the sufficiency of Scripture: 2 Timothy 3:15-16 and 2 Peter 1:3. He then points readers to an additional passage that is less often cited in these discussions: Hebrews 13:21. To see how Dr. Adams develops his thoughts on this verse, read Sufficiency: Another Explicit Statement.

Gospel-Centered Counseling

Dr. Bob Kellemen addresses 8 ultimate life questions in his latest book Gospel-Centered Counseling. Now you have even more assistance in working through these questions and the Bible’s answers, as Dr. Kellemen is offering a Free Discussion Guide for Gospel-Centered Counseling.

Counseling the Medically-Assisted Counselee

Julie Ganschow shares her perspective on Counseling the Medically-Assisted Counselee.

Evangelicals and Reparative Therapy

Denny Burk addresses the issue of Why Some Evangelicals Have Turned Against Reparative Therapy. ​

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