Sympathy in Counseling

If you are responding sympathetically to a person, you will tend to feel that if you don’t succeed in winning them over to a brand new life then you have been a failure, and you will be broken by it.  Another thing about sympathy is that it will lead you to deep discouragement.  However, that is not… Read More ›


TEXT:  II Corinthians 12:14 (in part)  –  “I seek not yours, but YOU.” Let’s talk about YOU.  If you are a boy or a girl, this is for YOU.  If you are a grown-up, let’s talk about YOU.  If you are not well, let’s talk about YOU – or about YOU if you’re healthy, if… Read More ›


Digest of a sermon by R. M. McCheyne “For I have chosen him, so that he will direct his children and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord by doing what is right and just, so that the Lord will bring about for Abraham what he has promised him.”  Genesis 18:19… Read More ›


Men are not carbon copies one of another. No two are exactly alike. However, all are homemade.  That is, we are shaped by our childhood. Many of our strong points, our weaknesses, our differences trace right back to our home backgrounds. This is not mere worldly psychology. It is spiritual fact. God has placed serious… Read More ›


“Somebody up there likes me.” This crooning sentimentality — under life’s stress —  turns into the mush it really is. A son or daughter needs more than a vague idea that “somebody in our house likes me.” They need the security of personal love. So it is with the children of God. We need the full… Read More ›


Lying at the bottom of many personal and domestic struggles, arguments, tensions is one sin. Many a spiritual ship is ripped open and sunk on the rocky spikes of this evil. It is so common that it is almost never confessed nor feared nor shunned. But God hates it. Several Bible words are translated “covet”… Read More ›


Christians, are you ready to meet your Lord now – just as you are? Study John 7:37-39. Are you a true source of life-blessing to others? Your husband or wife? Parents or children? Here in the Bible we are told that if we come thirsty to Jesus He can so work within us that we… Read More ›


Have you doubts about the Bible — any part of it? Take for example the greatest of all miracles, the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. Our text says plainly that God “raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead,” ROMANS 4:24. Perhaps you feel it is especially intelligent to require “proof” for whatever… Read More ›


Even a Christian will have burdens….maybe more than others. The dull ache of old pressures seems increased by time. The troubled heart cries, “There is no change!” But burdens need not press us into bitterness. The question is, what do you do about your burdens? Our text offers a good word of exhortation: “Cast your… Read More ›


Suppose you are earning $125 a week. To give a tithe, you would pledge a tenth to your church, or $12.50 weekly. Now, what if the whole thing were turned around and you were to receive for weekly pay exactly ten times whatever amount you give to God’s work? If you are a tither, you would continue… Read More ›