I can think back on many situations when a hopeless counselee sat in front of my desk, despondent and bemoaning, “I’ll never change” or “I’ve always been this way.” In fact, I once sat in that same chair, thinking the same thoughts, being bound for so many years in my own sin. Now having been set free for almost twenty years, those words don’t hold much water with me.
The effectiveness of support groups varies greatly. Some offer genuine help, while others actually do more harm than good. Major pitfalls can be avoided through a proper understanding of the dynamics involved in running a successful group. A group which God can use to change lives needs two essential components: biblical accountability and the proper goal.
It's really the inside of us that is most important.
Are you struggling with an out of control lifestyle? And are you desiring the power to really change? Join us, as we offer a recent sermon, by Pastor Steve Gallagher, discussing what it takes develop a new lifestyle of purity and a closer walk with the Lord.
Since time immemorial the devil has used discouragement to weaken believers’ defenses against the temptation to sin. Discouragement—which can befall the godliest of saints—can easily lead to self-pity. Once a person begins to feel sorry for himself, he becomes easy prey for the enemy. The lives of Asaph and Cain demonstrate two different and opposite ways to respond when things go wrong.
I’m excited to tell you about our much-needed Capital Campaign for 2017, which we are calling Prepared to Grow, and to ask for your participation in both prayer and giving.
The enemy has used humanistic psychotherapy to confuse the personal issues we deal with.
A brief update on what the Lord is doing at Pure Life Ministries!
Are there times when a wife should take drastic action with an addicted husband? We discuss some different scenarios and provide practical ways for wives to handle the situations.
Did you know that Jesus gave His disciples authority to heal every disease except one? They were told to heal the sick, raise the dead and cast out demons, but there was one disease they could not heal; instead it had to be cleansed. That disease was leprosy.