5 to Live By: 5 Top Christian Blog Posts of the Week
“Encourage” by Paul Tripp
At the Reformation Theology blog site they describe an acronym developed by Paul Tripp to describe the essence of confrontation using the word “encourage”:
- Examine your heart
- Note your calling
- Check your attitude
- Own your own faults
- Use words wisely
- Reflect on Scripture
- Always be prepared to listen
- Grant time for a response
- Encourage with the person with the gospel
For further descriptions of each point, read Encourage by Paul Tripp.
How the NFL Can Finally Get It Right
Everyone is talking about Roger Goodell and the NFL’s fumbling of the domestic violence issue. Phil Monroe, who is a counselor who focuses on abuse and violence issues, provides his counsel for the NFL in What Has to Change in the NFL to Stop Domestic Violence.
Parenting Adult Children
As a parent of two adult children, I was immediately interested when I read the title of Julie Ganschow’s recent blog post, Making Their Faith Their Own: Parenting Adult Children. Julie’s candid, soul-searching, convicting post was well worth my read—and will be well worth your time—especially if you have adult children.
21 Signs That Your Church Needs to Change
Dave Craft list Cary Nieuwhof’s outline of 21 Signs That Your Church Needs to Change.
They Both Boomerang
Jay Adams applies Proverbs 11:17. “A merciful person benefits himself, but the cruel person hurts himself.” Read his application in They Both Boomerang.
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