Search:

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....

Continue Reading

Open Your Eyes

Franklin D. Roosevelt is famous for the quote, "The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself." But for many of us, fear seems like a constant variable that we can't control. And given the world we live in today, it's easy to understand why. Just watch 5 minutes...

Continue Reading

Lessons from the Doves

In recent days, much of our life as we have known it has changed, and we have entered a new season. A season of waiting, wondering, and resting. Or perhaps a season of hardship, sorrow, and anxiety. During this time of the pandemic, and racial, civil, and political tensions, when...

Continue Reading

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...

Continue Reading

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...

Continue Reading

Reasons Why God Prunes Us

According to John 15:1-8, our interpretation of the sanctifying work that God accomplishes in our lives—especially during times of trial—is directly related to our understanding of pruning. This, in turn, affects our response to personal suffering and to others in their time of trial. If we view pruning as punitive,...

Continue Reading

In Every Season Give Thanks

If you are like me you have been fighting a battle lately. The fight that I am having is to not become absorbed with talk about the Coronavirus. There is seemingly endless information out there with seemingly endless interpretations and opinions. How do I know what is true? How can...

Continue Reading