It is time to break the silence on suicide in churches. With reported suicides increasing, pastors and churches must respond with compassionate and competent soul-care that demonstrates interest in and understanding of the person at risk in order to aid remediation and to keep them safe from suicide.
Through the support of the local church, competent counselors, and compassionate Christians, those who have experienced trauma and its enduring effects may be able to learn to cope and find relief from their pain.
Silence on the topic of mental illness stigmatizes those who struggle with its challenges. Jesus calls on the church to enter into the sufferings of His people and compassionately aid them in their quest for peace in Christ.
To forgive others is to portray an understanding of God’s love: forgiving others as God has forgiven oneself is the ultimate motivation for reconciliation.
The heart of God is to heal the brokenhearted and to bind up the wounds of those living in dysfunction. He wants to help your family break the sinful patterns you’ve acquired to help you see God’s grace throughout your family life.
If you’re going to become a Christian who will STAND UP and STAND OUT for Christ then you must develop solid convictions and maintain unquestionable faith in Christ!
Nobody trusts Christ by accident. It takes the purposeful effort for someone to share the Gospel and provide an opportunity for someone to see their need and trust the Lord for forgiveness.
Three steps are necessary for those who will demonstrate their commitment to taking the gospel personally.
Worship calls for an ongoing response seen in the proclamation of the gospel and personal evangelism. If you have seen the Lord in His glory and experienced His mercy then you should become someone who shares the Gospel with others.
Complete honesty and humility were the only acceptable responses to seeing the King of Kings.We must confess our sinful passions and practices and humbly plead for God’s mercy! Doing so brings us to the heart of grace, where we worship and adore God for His holiness while simultaneously experiencing the cleansing, restoration, and revival we personally need.
Christians gain a new depth of admiration and appreciation for God when they purposefully exalt the majesty, holiness, and awesomeness of Jesus Christ in a personal celebration of His greatness.
The tragedies around America should prick our national conscience. An aroused conscience demands a unified embrace of American ideals that have cooled to mere embers in the wake of divisive rhetoric and relationships. In reflection of God’s unconditional love for humanity and in harmony with Christian virtues, we must teach the nation what it means to love our neighbor.