Seeing Through Recurring Depression

by Terry Powell DOES RECURRING DEPRESSION PREVENT A FRUITFUL MINISTRY? Long before the proliferation of mass media, Charles Spurgeon was known and revered throughout the Christian world. Scholars of his era labeled him, “the prince of expositors.” His commentaries, devotionals, and sermons are still being published, generations after his death. So many folks in London […]

Frailty Doesn’t Disqualify Us

by Terry Powell, “God keeps a person usable by keeping him weak.” – Ron Dunn An incident in Jack Murray’s life showed that weakness is not a hindrance to usefulness in God’s kingdom. His son, George, told this story in chapel while he served as President of Columbia International University. Jack, a traveling evangelist decades […]

Preaching to Yourself

PREACHING TO YOURSELF ABOUT HOPE by Terry Powell Have you ever “preached to yourself?” I’m referring to the act of fighting negative and unbiblical thought patterns with the Word of God. It’s also called “biblical self-talk,” reminding yourself of truth that counteracts Satan’s lies. In Future Grace, John Piper illustrates how the Psalmist battled despondency […]

Preaching (and Listening) to Yourself

By Terry Powell, Have you ever “preached to yourself?” I’m referring to the act of fighting negative and unbiblical thought patterns with the Word of God. It’s also called “biblical self-talk,” reminding yourself of truth that counteracts Satan’s lies. In Future Grace, John Piper illustrates how the Psalmist battled despondency by preaching to himself: In […]