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6 ways a focus on your quiet time helps achieve ministry success

6 ways a focus on your quiet time helps achieve ministry success

Have you ever heard of a pastor falling into gross sin? Did you stop to wonder why it happened? Every situation is different, but there are several commonalities, one of which is the breakdown of the devotional life. In most cases, the individual stops having a quiet time. In some cases, they maintain their devotions, …

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3 Reasons we can't repent

Here are the 3 reasons you can’t repent

Sometimes repentance doesn’t come easy. At times it feels like sin has a hold on us and we can’t repent. If you’ve been a Christian for any length of time, you’ll have experienced this. There are three reasons that we can’t repent, here they are along with what we can do about it.

Why a PhD in biblical counselling?

I’m studying toward a PhD in Biblical Counselling at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. The reason I’m studying for a PhD isn’t because I want a few letters before my name, in fact letters are quite meaningless to the bulk of people in New Zealand. The reason simply is that New Zealand needs biblical counselling. I want to share …

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Divorce – part 2

We’ve seen the first valid reason for divorce in scripture – when an unbeliever leaves a believer because they reject Christ. The second valid reason for divorce is adultery, however there are lots of variations and these can make the issue complex in some circumstances. I’ll try and cut this as straight as I can, …

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Divorce – part 1

Our study on marriage turned to the topic of divorce this week.  The goal was to understand Gods intention for marriage, to examine the biblical reasons for divorce understand why divorce happens. We start with the design of God for marriage – which is really a no-brainer. Firstly according to several very clear texts in …

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