The Implications of Misplaced Identity

Lee Lewis

Lee Lewis

The idea of identity is one of those nebulous concepts that can be hard to understand. Yet, in my pastoral and counseling ministries I consistently deal with the implications of how people identify themselves. I have found there to be much confusion on this topic and a myriad of opinions in our culture concerning this matter. Continue reading

Psalm 131 and New Year’s Resolutions

Lee Lewis

Lee Lewis

The beginning of each New Year often brings with it people being challenged to make resolutions about things in their lives that need changing. Over the years in the counseling and pastoral ministries I have been a part of, I have used the start of a new year to teach what God’s Word says about change. Psalm 131 is a great chapter in the Bible (with just 3 verses) to illustrate where true change comes from. Continue reading

The Holy Spirit in Counseling: Our Great Advantage that is Often Overlooked

Lee Lewis

Lee Lewis

The topic of the Holy Spirit is one that we tend to approach incorrectly. A dear friend of mine who is a pastor has always likened this misstep to the drunken uncle in the room at a family reunion. He is strange and awkward to deal with, so we feel better off just not interacting with him. The problem with this error is the fact that the Holy Spirit is a member of the Godhead. Continue reading

Laying the Gospel over a Controlling Heart

Lee Lewis

Lee Lewis

Pride in the human heart longs for control, and there are many expressions of that control. In its essence the controlling heart says, “I know better than God.” Christians spend a lot of time looking for new and clever ways to deal with control when the gospel perfectly speaks to this issue. In this short piece I want to briefly look at several manifestations of a controlling heart and how to lay the truths of the gospel over that foolish desire for control. Continue reading