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The Importance of Confession

 Today on Truth in Love, I want us to go in a direction that unfortunately may be a little uncomfortable—even for we who believe. I want us to talk about repentance and confession. In biblical counseling, this is a big deal. We talk about repentance. We talk about confession quite...

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Overcoming Irritability

What is it that irritates you to no end? Someone using all the hot water in the morning? The WiFi going out? Your favorite team blowing a late-game lead? Traffic? Screaming kids? The opportunities to grow irritable in a day seem endless. I am often surprised how little it takes to...

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Drawing Near to God

What comes to mind when you hear someone mention drawing near to God? Maybe a sense of shame settles in your heart as you reflect on your past attempts in this pursuit. You’ve heard that Bible reading and prayer are key, but after giving it an honest attempt, you still...

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When Panic Attacks

[embed]https://acbcdigitalresources.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/resources/Audio+Transcript+Files/When+Panic+Attacks_mixdown.mp3[/embed]   PDF Notes Four years ago, I could not have taught this breakout session. The 2013 ACBC Annual Conference fell between two trips to the emergency room. During both trips, I was sure I was having a heart attack. Without a doubt that's what I believed and that's what my wife believed. But...

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Survivor, Cruise Ships, and Quarantine

Last year, a friend’s daughter was on the television reality show, Survivor. For those of you who don’t know, Survivor places approximately 20 individuals from different backgrounds in an isolated setting where they must work together to make shelter, gather food, and to win various rewards, all while trying to...

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One Anothering in Quarantine

 This week on the podcast, we are going to talk specifically about our situation right now. We are in week 4 or 5—or maybe even 6 depending on where you live—of our stay-at-home orders, our quarantining, our social distancing. We've passed the threshold of the adrenaline, where something feels different,...

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The Pursuit of Peace

We live in a world that is marked by upheaval in every sector.  From never-ending unrest between political groups to volatile world economies and markets, to sudden and frightening acts of terror at home and abroad, average men and women seek some place of stability and security.  I often ask my counselees...

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Creating a Culture of Discipleship in Your Church

[embed]https://acbcdigitalresources.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/resources/Audio+Transcript+Files/Creating+a+Culture+of+Discipleship+in+Your+Church.mp3[/embed]   We want to talk about how to help our churches speak to one another, engage in conversation, and be involved in each other's lives for the purpose and for the glory of God, and to help them in their sanctification. As we do that, certainly the church grows itself up....

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