NUGGETS – 8/20/2021
Here are some nuggets of wisdom to help you grow in grace and truth as you minister God’s Word to one another. “Wisdom is worth more than silver; it brings more profit than gold” (Prov. 3:14).
Mom Guilt and the God Who Sees – Moms, you are under the gaze of a loving, kind Father. When you are struggling with mom guilt, will you practice with me what it means to be found under his gaze, to see him who sees you, to see more than just failures, to see yourself more like how he sees you?
Can I Be an Elder if My Child Isn’t Saved? – The qualification regarding an elder’s children comes from 1 Timothy 3:4-5 and Titus 1:6. Bob’s answer to this week’s question boils down to how to interpret the word pistos in Titus 1:6: does it mean “believer,” as it’s translated in the NASB, or does it mean “faithful” or “trustworthy,” as it’s translated elsewhere?
Counseling Children: Don’t Be Intimidated – We often think that children need a different approach to counseling than adults. It is certainly true that we need to tailor our interactions with them to the development and understanding of the child.
Why I Wrote “Caring for the Souls of Children” – Kevin Carson writes, “My chapter begins with the story of thirteen-year-old Ben and his struggle with pornography. The story explains how his mother Shelly asked for help in freeing Ben from the influence of pornography after he was introduced to it at a friend’s house.”