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When All Hope Seems Lost

[embed]https://vimeo.com/367324127[/embed]   We are facing a difficult subject. When we talk about the issue of suicide and self-harm, we're talking about the depths of despair of the lives of people. Sometimes I think we have this confusion about this level or type of despair. Oftentimes we act as though the Bible doesn't...

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Helping the Discouraged

[embed]https://acbcdigitalresources.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/resources/Audio+Transcript+Files/Helping+the+Discouraged.mp3[/embed]   A good place to begin when we think about helping the discouraged would be answering the question, "What is discouragement?" Let me try to address that from three different definitions. What is discouragement? The word means to deprive of confidence or hope or spirit. It means to disheartened or to daunt....

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Taming Technology

[embed]https://acbcdigitalresources.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/resources/Audio+Transcript+Files/Taming+Technology.mp3[/embed] PDF Notes Is technology a raging or a tamed beast? I thought of this illustration from idea of breaking a horse. You think of a tamed stallion that someone has broken—they've broken his will, not his spirit. The stallion that has been broken is very valuable. He can be used to...

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Sexual Difficulties in Marriage

[embed]https://acbcdigitalresources.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/resources/Audio+Transcript+Files/Sexual+Struggles+in+Marriage.mp3[/embed] Notes We'll be covering today how to connect the glory of God to even some of the most specific and intimate parts of our lives, like physical intimacy. We're talking about sexual struggles in marriage. Many couples struggle in their physical relationship and physical intimacy is an important part of the marital...

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What Does Love Cover?

[embed]https://acbcdigitalresources.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/resources/Audio+Transcript+Files/What+Does+Love+Cover.mp3[/embed] PDF Notes There's a lot of division on the issues of covering sin and forgiveness. I think I have seven books on my shelf on forgiveness, and they all land differently on this issue: What does it mean to cover sin? Here I'll attempt to introduce you to the issues at play...

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Counseling Couples Preparing for Marriage

[embed]https://acbcdigitalresources.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/resources/Audio+Transcript+Files/Preparing+for+Marriage.mp3[/embed]   There are lot of different ways churches are handling pre-marriage counseling today. Some churches do nothing. Some churches have a class that couples take, some give couples the assignment of going and talking to a few older couples who have been-there-done-that and offer a few words of counsel, and then...

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