The Most Powerful Thing We Can Say (Welch)

I've mentioned this helpful book before: Side by Side by Ed Welch. It's a very good resource on friendships and the details of Christians walking through life with other Christians - together. In the fourth chapter Welch discusses the weight of sin. One section of the chapter discusses some of the blessings or benefits that …

Behaviors, Addictions, and Helping One Another (Welch)

Scripture often calls God's people to help one another (1 Cor. 16:11, 2 Cor. 1:11, Phil. 4:16, 1 Thess. 5:14, etc.). One aspect of loving one another in a Christ-like way is giving others of our time, energy, and effort to help when and where help is needed. Speaking of this topic, here's how Ed …

Ten Ways to Bless an Enemy (Welch)

Many Christians know those verses in Scripture that call us to do good to our enemies and to people who hate us. Jesus said we must love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us (Mt. 5:44). He also told us to bless people who curse us (Lk. 6:28). The Apostles echoed these teachings …

The Way of Humility in Fighting Anger (Welch)

Ed Welch As I've mentioned before, Ed Welch's little devotional called A Small Book about a Big Problem is a helpful resource for combating anger in the Christian life. This morning I was helped by Welch's explanation of humility and what it has to do with fighting anger: To learn the way of humility, start by remembering these simple realities: 1. …

Christian Warfare and Depression (Welch)

 Satan and his wicked army often attack Christians and try to get us to believe lies.  Sometimes we believe the lies and our lives go downhill in various ways.  We stumble into sin, we hurt someone, we go through a period of depression, and the list goes on.  What do we do when Satan attacks …

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