Category Archives: believer

Disciples Who Can Stay Afloat

22 “Immediately Jesus told his followers to get into the boat and go ahead of him across the lake. He stayed there to send the people home.23 After he had sent them away, he went by himself up into the … Continue reading

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Karma, Grace and Bono

Bono, on God’s grace: “At the center of all religions is the idea of karma. You know, what you put out comes back to you: an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth… It’s clear to me that … Continue reading

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Antidepressants for Believers?

What do you think of Christians taking antidepressants? By Pastor John Piper, given on March 30, 2010 The following is an edited transcript of the audio. What do you think of Christians taking antidepressants? I have been on them and have … Continue reading

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When Our Troubles Help Us Find Jesus

“When this man heard that Jesus had arrived in Galilee from Judea, he went to him and begged him to come and heal his son, who was close to death”. John 4:47 Without his troubles, it would be highly improbable … Continue reading

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Choosing a Christian Counselor

  Written by “Holly,” “In my search for a counselor, I visited a secular psychologist, read books written by extremist biblical counselors, and had tearful talks with my own general practitioner. I wish I had known then what TYPES of … Continue reading

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