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Attending Church Gives You Courage to Face Life

The reality is that we all need courage to face life. We all have issues whether emotional, relational, physical, mental, spiritual, or financial. We have events and seasons in life when we need the courage to press on and do so well. Where can you get that courage? My contention is that you can get… Continue reading Attending Church Gives You Courage to Face Life

Blessing · Church · Church Life · Encouragement

Attending Church Gives You Courage to Face Life

The reality is that we all need courage to face life. We all have some issues – whether emotional, relational, physical, mental, spiritual, and/or financial. We have events and seasons in life when we need the courage to press on and do so well. Where can you get that courage? My contention is that you… Continue reading Attending Church Gives You Courage to Face Life

Church · Encouragement · Give · Prayer · Serve

8 Reasons to Come to Church Physically Part 2

This is the second of a two-part series on why we should come to church physically. It uses the contention that, if you are able, you should attend an in-person, local church. That “doing church” online is never a substitute for physically coming to church. You can read the first four reasons you should physically… Continue reading 8 Reasons to Come to Church Physically Part 2

Church · Communion · Encouragement · Faith · Good Works

4 Blessings of In-Person Worship

Over the last year, the global pandemic forced decisions by churches to worship in-person or online. I do not want to debate what individuals should be doing right now. I do, however, want to discuss the blessings of in-person worship, which we can’t experience online. 1. Proclamation of Salvation through Communion Communion is a corporate… Continue reading 4 Blessings of In-Person Worship

Corona Virus · Encouragement · Healing · Health · Health Care Workers · Jesus · Rest

Encouraging Words for Health Care Workers

April 2020 finds us in a world pandemic of the Corona Virus. If you happen to stumble onto this down the road, the truths still apply because the great thing about Scripture is it is timely and timeless. Today I want to encourage health care workers who risk their lives to care for others. Before… Continue reading Encouraging Words for Health Care Workers

anxiety · Encouragement · Faith · Fear · God's Word · Worry

Five Helps With Anxiety and Worry

Although life’s struggles create worry or anxiety, know that God speaks to those things. Here are five quick verses God can use to help and encourage you through dark days. THROW YOUR ANXIETY TO GOD: I Peter 5:6-7 says, “Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time He… Continue reading Five Helps With Anxiety and Worry

Comfort · Encouragement · Rest · Strength · Worry

Five Quick Verses of Comfort and Encouragement

We all need comfort and encouragement for different reasons. Today I want to give you some for your arsenal.  These are great to memorize, or write down to carry around with you. We always need words of wisdom to offer others as well. WHEN YOU NEED STRENGTH: Isaiah 40:29 “He gives power to the faint,… Continue reading Five Quick Verses of Comfort and Encouragement

Counseling · Death · Encouragement · God's Will · Good · Truth

Why Might the Good Die Young

If you have been around for any length of time in life, you know someone who might have passed away at a young age. Now, young is relative. When I was 12,  my cousin passed away at the age of 15. For others, they have lost a spouse in their 50’s or 60’s. Compared to… Continue reading Why Might the Good Die Young

Confession · Disciple · Discipleship · Encouragement · Prayer · Reconcile · Spiritual Growth

5 Ways to Help Your Church Grow Spiritually

There are times that people struggle with their church in how it is doing spiritually. This is not unusual, and at times is even healthy. I’m not addressing this in response to anyone lately – please understand that. That being said I’ve heard this from various people  in the past about their churches, so I… Continue reading 5 Ways to Help Your Church Grow Spiritually

Church Life · Counseling · Culture · Encouragement · Ministry

Creating a Church Culture of Helping People

This post was written for the Foundations Christian Counseling blog and originally appeared on January 18, 2019. Tim Madden is the Pastor of Cornerstone Bible Church in Northeast, PA.  Over the past 10 years, I’ve noticed how he encourages his church to get trained in ministry, even if the training is over ten hours away! … Continue reading Creating a Church Culture of Helping People