Consider some practical guidelines for being an effective friend when giving counsel to others. Continue reading
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What did Jesus mean “no one can be my disciple who does not give up all his possessions”? Continue reading
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What is accountability and how should we practice it in the local church? Is everyone accountable in the same way? Continue reading
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Although we know that good works do not accomplish our salvation, we must take seriously the connection between this life and heaven. Continue reading
Unlike forgiveness, reconciliation of a broken relationship is a process conditioned on the attitude and actions of an offender. Those who commit significant and repeated offenses must realize that their responses and actions affect the timing of the process. Those who are genuinely repentant will accept this fact with brokenness and humility. Use the seven signs here to be sure someone is truly sorry. Continue reading
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How can we proclaim and celebrate a gospel of grace and forgiveness while enforcing standards of morality — without becoming… Continue reading
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