Counseling One Another

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Counseling One Another

March 29, 2012
by Paul Tautges
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Bonhoeffer as Counselor: The Priority of Listening

The discipline of listening is one I find very difficult to maintain. But it seems this is not just my own personal struggle. My conversations with others who counsel find them admitting the same. Far too often, most of us … Continue reading

March 27, 2012
by Paul Tautges
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Complete in Christ

In one of our Bible classes this past Sunday we studied a portion of the second chapter of Colossians. Special emphasis was placed in our discussion upon the reason we ought not be taken captive, “through philosophy and empty deception, … Continue reading

March 26, 2012
by Paul Tautges
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Bonhoeffer as Counselor: The Selfishness of Human Love

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the German pastor executed in 1945 for his part in the conspiracy to assassinate Hitler, had profound insight into the human heart and its self-centered depravity. His treatise on the nature of Christian fellowship, entitled Life Together, contains … Continue reading

March 24, 2012
by Paul Tautges
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Don’t Date a Fool

Single Christians often ask, “What character qualities should I look for in a future spouse?” To which we reply, “Search the Scriptures and see what God commends.” But there is another equally important question to ask: “Is He or She … Continue reading

March 24, 2012
by Paul Tautges
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NUGGETS: Forgiveness, Faith, and the Father’s Love [3/24/12]

Spend some brief moments this weekend meditating on the love of God made gloriously visible in the gift of His Son. Forgiveness for Moms who Fail – “In my twenty-five years of pastoral ministry, I don’t think I have met … Continue reading