Counseling One Another

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Counseling One Another

June 28, 2017
by Paul Tautges
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5 Reasons God Prunes Us

According to John 15:1-8, our interpretation of the sanctifying work that God accomplishes in our lives—especially during times of trial—is directly related to our understanding of pruning. This in turn affects our response to personal suffering and to others in … Continue reading

June 26, 2017
by Paul Tautges
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10 Ways Church Leaders May Cultivate Gossip-Resistance

This is the final post in a series drawn from Matt Mitchell’s book entitled Resisting Gossip: Winning the War of the Wagging Tongue. Today, I summarize the Bonus Chapter written to church leaders, which gives counsel as to how to … Continue reading

June 24, 2017
by Paul Tautges
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Unanswered Prayer Is a Means to Test Our Faith

As God performs his sanctifying work in us—conforming us to the image of his Son, “the founder and perfecter of our faith” (Hebrews 12:2)—there will be times when answers to prayer seem out of all possible reach. When we try … Continue reading

June 22, 2017
by Paul Tautges
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How a Husband’s Failure Short-Circuits His Prayers

Since my conversion from dead religion to the risen Christ in 1984, there is nothing I have wanted more than God’s profound favor upon my life. Therefore as a husband, I find 1 Peter 3:7 deeply sobering: “Likewise, husbands, live … Continue reading

June 19, 2017
by Paul Tautges
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Why Refusing to Resolve Conflict Hinders Prayer

Some sins are more passive than active. We may call these sins of omission rather than sins of commission because they are all about what we don’t do. These sins involve neglecting (and sometimes refusing) to do what is right … Continue reading