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Guilt and Shame

Guilt and Shame By Pastor Scott Guilt and shame are consequences of not measuring up to a standard. Sometimes that standard is imposed by society, other times it is imposed by family. Some may even impose standards upon themselves which they cannot live up to, but for the Christian, the only guilt and shame that ought to be acknowledged is our failure to live up to God’s…

Understanding Mental Health Diagnosis

Understanding Mental Health Diagnosis By Pastor Scott Roberts Is mental health diagnosis the same as medical diagnosis? In the eyes of many people, the two are identical – I go to a professional who is board certified, tell him my symptoms, and the professional in turn writes a prescription that ‘solves’ my problem. But there are some drastic differences in medical and…

Counseling those with Medical Illness

Counseling Those with Medical Illness By Pastor Scott Roberts Your friend was just diagnosed with cancer Your spouse has taken ill and will not be well again for some time Your child was admitted to the hospital for appendicitis. What does counseling look like in these situations? The truth is that all of us will undergo physical pain and suffering at some time in our…

Who is Qualified to Give Biblical Counsel?

Who is Qualified to Give Biblical Counsel? By Pastor Scott Roberts It isn’t uncommon to hear someone say, “I am not qualified for this!” And I would surmise that many more think these words than actually say them. The truth be told, are any of us qualified to give biblical counsel to another? The answer may shock you – yes and no. None of us are qualified to give biblical…