Posts with the category “encouragement-guides”

Social Media
by Anthony Coughlin on January 11th, 2023
It’s hard to imagine our lives without our devices (phones, tablets, laptops). Technology and online life have become an integral part of our daily lives. There is nothing inherently damaging or wrong with staying connected; it can be helpful. But, sometimes, the lines between necessity and desire can be blurred without us even realizing it.  Read More
by Anthony Coughlin on September 14th, 2022
Contrary to how the world views sex and sexuality, we know that sex is not ultimate. Rather, it is a good and beautiful gift from the Lord himself–the giver of all good things. As God's people, we want to inform our hearts and minds of his truth and wisdom in our sexuality so that we might honor the Lord with our bodies, the temple of the Holy Spirit.  Read More
by Anthony Coughlin on July 28th, 2022
To feel disconnected, isolated or alienated even when surrounded by family or friends is a heavy burden. Yet, moments and even prolonged seasons of loneliness are part of our experience as image bearers in a fallen world.  Read More
by Anthony Coughlin on July 28th, 2022
Anger, at it’s root, is always a response to something–injustice, hurt, being misunderstood. Our sinless Savior showed righteous anger in response to the merciless and greed hardened hearts of the Pharisees (Mk 3:4-6; Mt 21:12-13). As one born in the likeness of men (Ph 2:7), Jesus understood what it meant to feel anger and use it for the glory of His Father and the good of others rather than for sin.  Read More
Guilt, Shame and Assurance
by Anthony Coughlin on July 28th, 2022
Like all things in a fallen world, God uses the guilt caused by our sin to call us to repentance and restoration in the Gospel. Despite our mistakes and failures, God promises to meet us at the Cross, forgive us and help us (Jn 8:31-36; Rom 8:1). Because of the Gospel, guilt can be used for good.  Read More