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How to Find Joy During Trials

When trials emerge, Christians often find refuge in James 1:2-4. How much more in this season should we mine its riches to make sure we know what God thinks of our trials? Let’s take a minute to look at this wonderful passage phrase-by-phrase and think through some applications for our...

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Helping Those Who Grieve

When someone we love dies suddenly, the pain is real, deep, and everything we believe can be called into question. In 2016, I received the terminal cancer diagnosis of my husband and the father of our three teenagers. This surprising and painful diagnosis caused deep agony in our souls as...

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Counseling a Fearful and Abused Wife

[embed]https://acbcdigitalresources.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/resources/Audio+Transcript+Files/Counseling+a+Fearful+and+Abused+Wife.mp3[/embed]   PDF Notes Today we will address counseling wives who are fearful in abusive situations. However, parts of this lecture can certainly be applied to a wife in any kind of fearful situation because the principles are the same. One of the primary responses to any kind of abuse is fear. And...

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Biblical Sorrow Without Sinful Complaining

[embed]https://acbcdigitalresources.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/resources/Audio+Transcript+Files/Biblical+Sorrow+Without+Sinful+Complaining.mp3[/embed]   Sometimes as biblical counselors we don't clearly enough understand the distinction between biblical sorrow and sinful complaining, and I think because of that we end up hurting people more than helping people. I do believe there is a biblical distinction. As biblical counselors, we recognize that this world we live...

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Comfort for the Afflicted: God’s People and the Coronavirus

[embed]https://acbcdigitalresources.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/resources/Audio+Transcript+Files/2020.03.22_DennyBurk_2Corinthians1_1-7.mp3[/embed]   Many of you have been experiencing fear and dread at the possibility of contracting COVID-19, of being hospitalized, perhaps even of dying. Some of you are fearful about elderly family members or other loved ones with compromised immune systems. But even if you aren’t afraid of the coronavirus for health reasons,...

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