Category Archives: Victory

Suffering in silence

She finally gained the necessary courage to tell me a story that she had kept to herself until that point. Continue reading

Posted in 18 Year factor, Abuse, Anger, Anxiety, Change, Christian Counselor, Comfort, Counseling, Crisis, Fear, Grieving, Psychology, Relationships, Restoration, Sex, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault, Social work, Suffering, Suicide, Unresolved issues, Victory | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Evil and death are conquered!

Take time to reflect on this great quote and the Scriptures and song of worship: Continue reading

Posted in Afraid to die, Afterlife, Assurance, Christian worldview, Christianity, Comfort, Death, Death of Christ, Doubt, Easter, Eternal life, Eternal security, Evil in the world, Fear of death, God's Love, Gospel, Gospel-centered, Grace, Hope?, Jesus Christ, Loss, Reconciliation, Religion-not the answer, Restoration, Resurrection, Salvation, Security of salvation, Seeking God, Suffering, Victory | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Christ appears in Heaven for us!

Heaven is so desirable not because of the absence suffering (as great as this will be), nor because of our reunion with those who died before us (as wonderful as this will be). Heaven is so desirable because… Continue reading

Posted in Afterlife, Assurance, Christian worldview, Christianity, Christology, Comfort, Death of Christ, Deity of Jesus, Doubt, Encouragement, End Times, Eternal life, Eternal security, Fear of death, Final judgment, Forgiveness, Funeral, Future events, God's Love, Gospel, Gospel-centered, Grace, Heaven, In Christ, Jesus Christ, Judgment seat of Christ, Loss, Mercy, Peace, The cross of Christ, Victory, Walking with God | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Deep thoughts on Spiritual maturity

We have joy in what we possess but we wait and groan for its completion. We taste and are satisfied as we go on to hunger for what awaits us. Continue reading

Posted in Christian life, Christianity, Imago Dei, In Christ, Jesus Christ, Joy, Justification, Reconciliation, Regeneration, Religion-not the answer, Repentance, Restoration, Salvation, Sanctification, Spirit filled, Spiritual Detox, Spiritual disciplines, Spiritual growth, Spiritual inventory, Spiritual transformation, Victory, Wisdom | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Struggle Theology

While reading some feedback on Tim Challies’ post “Desecration and Titillation,” I recalled a quote from a series of messages I gave many years ago. It came from the book, “Flirting with the Devil,” by Bill Pride and has to … Continue reading

Posted in Assurance, Christian life, Confession, Conflict, Counseling, Deception, Devil, Doubt, Mind Renewal, Pornography, Regeneration, Repentance, Resurrection, Salvation, Sanctification, Spiritual growth, Spiritual inventory, Spiritual transformation, Victory | 11 Comments

When the past destroys your future

Allowing a painful past to control your present is a sure way to destroy your future. Yet so many choose to do this. Why? Because sometimes the past is so painful that it’s hard to put it behind you and … Continue reading

Posted in 18 Year factor, Anger, Anxiety, Attitude, Behavior, Broken Relationships, Counseling, Depression, Despair, Emotions, Forgiveness, Loss, Pain, Reconciliation, Repentance, Restoration, Sexual Abuse, Suffering, Victory, Walking with God | 1 Comment

Two images of the Christian life

1. A race requiring perseverance (Hebrews 12:1-3)   “let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us” (v. 1) 2. A son receiving discipline (Hebrews 12:4-13)           ___________________   “Endure hardship as discipline; God … Continue reading

Posted in Change, Character, Christianity, Comfort, Defeat?, Loss, Mad at God, Pain, purpose, Spiritual Detox, Spiritual disciplines, Spiritual growth, Spiritual inventory, Spiritual transformation, Suffering, Trials, Victory, Walking with God | 1 Comment