We Don’t Talk About Mental Health

One topic we, as Christians, don’t seem to talk enough about is mental health. I’d like to change that. To start the conversation, here are four encouraging points to offer those who are struggling with mental health. Maybe it’s you. Maybe you have a friend who struggles. Whichever group you’re in, remembering these points couldContinue reading “We Don’t Talk About Mental Health”

Filled with the Fullness

As believers, we are strengthened in our inner being and filled with the fullness of God through the work of the Holy Spirit and our deepening relationship with God. The process involves surrendering to God, seeking His presence, and allowing His transformative power to work in us. Here are some scriptures that describe this process:Continue reading “Filled with the Fullness”

While We Wait for Jesus…

As a believer, when considering the text of 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 and the uncertainty of Christ’s return, there are several practical ways to apply its teachings to your life: While the exact timing of Christ’s return remains unknown, believers can apply the teachings of 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 by living watchfully, nurturing faith, love, and hope,Continue reading “While We Wait for Jesus…”

Luke 11:9-13 and the Nature of God

Luke 11:9-13 primarily focuses on teaching about prayer and the nature of God the Father, it indirectly reveals certain aspects of the nature and character of Jesus Christ. Here are a few key insights: In summary, while the primary focus of the passage is on prayer and the character of God the Father, it indirectlyContinue reading “Luke 11:9-13 and the Nature of God”

Gaslighting Abuse

The term “gaslighting” has only been around for a few years, but it’s a practice that has been used against people for centuries. It is also a primary element within situations of sexual abuse, a practice that most commonly victimizes vulnerable people groups — especially children. Gaslighting involves pressuring someone to question what they knowContinue reading “Gaslighting Abuse”

The Limitations of Applications

A few years ago, I was preparing for a small group Bible study on Luke 14:26 according to my church’s recommended steps. The Bible study steps culminated with “application” (i.e., “How can you apply this to your life?”), which is common in contemporary Bible studies. Yet I struggled to understand how to “apply to myContinue reading “The Limitations of Applications”