7 Ways Your Car Can Remind You of the Essentials of Emotional Health.

When I see clients, assessments for anger, depression, anxiety, the unexpected, self-care, and the past proceed continually. Sometimes it is helpful to have a constant visual to remind us of the essentials of our mental and emotional health. If you are like me, you drive every day. We often spend hours in our cars andContinue reading “7 Ways Your Car Can Remind You of the Essentials of Emotional Health.”

Concerning 3 John 2

Perhaps one of the most common examples poor exegesis is the use of 3 John 2, usually quoted in the King James: “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth”. This is a favorite among extreme prosperity preachers. By misunderstanding this verse, one couldContinue reading “Concerning 3 John 2”

Christmas Revealed

  Reuben Smith 12-2011Luke 2:21-40 NIV INTRO: God made clear proclamations of the first Christmas via prophesies in the Old Testament (such as Isaiah 7:14), the angelic visitations to Mary, Joseph and the shepherds, and in a different way the Magi.  Mary and Joseph had direct visitations from heaven, they needed such encounters.  God knewContinue reading “Christmas Revealed”

All Things Through Christ

Philippians 4:13  “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” NKJV I. “I can do…”  a. God has called us “to do” 1. In the NKJV the term “good works” is mentioned 15 times.  All within the context of Christian expectation and conduct. 2.  Though good works cannot save God expects them of us,Continue reading “All Things Through Christ”

2 Corinthians 3 – The Glory of the New Covenant

You may read the entire chapter here  VS 1-3 Living Letters Here Paul teaches an interesting lesson. It’s not letters of recommendation that qualify ministry: it’s the fruit you bear.  The subject of commendation is frequent in 2 Corinthians.  This passage reveals a sobering truth: the real success is revealed by the lives of thoseContinue reading “2 Corinthians 3 – The Glory of the New Covenant”