Sensitive Preaching To The Sexually Hurting

Author: Sam Serio
Publisher: Kregel Publications
ISBN: 0825444179
Size: 64.10 MB
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Today's church has sadly failed to minister to men and women deeply affected by porn, abortion, rape, casual sex, a sexless marriage, same-sex attraction, or childhood sexual abuse. Church leaders know these broken people sit in their pews. What they don't know is what to say to them. Those who would speak out directly from the pulpit worry that they will be unwise or insensitive, whatever their intent to the contrary. They may even fear being fired and losing their ministry altogether. The truth is that seminary curriculums rarely prepare preachers to talk about sex in their sermons. Despite the pervasiveness of sexual wounds in the church, preachers tend to either ignore them and say nothing or abhor them without nuance and condemn. Sam Serio posits a powerful and necessary middle ground: preaching that offers forgiveness, transformation, and restoration. Sensitive Preaching to the Sexually Hurting is a ready-to-use resource written from a preaching perspective. Serio examines the causes and consequences of the seven most difficult sexual issues of today. Moreover, he provides appropriate wording to use in crafting sermons, along with corresponding Scripture texts. He examines how preachers can prepare their churches, their hearts, and their sermons for the topic, and how these can all work together to build a healthier future for their congregations and the wider church body.

Protecting Your Church Against Sexual Predators

Author: Voyle A. Glover
Publisher: Kregel Academic
ISBN: 9780825497384
Size: 52.46 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Many unsuspecting and unprepared churches have been financially and spiritually destroyed by child molestation within the church ministries and the resulting litigation. Written by an experienced lawyer, this handbook provides help to any church dealing with these issues.

Kept By The Power Of God

Author: I. Howard Marshall
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1556355254
Size: 44.84 MB
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Towards Baptist Catholicity contends that the reconstruction of the Baptist vision requires a retrieval of the ancient ecumenical traditions. Themes explored include catholic identity tradition as a theological category the relationship between Baptist confessions of faith and the patristic tradition the importance of Trinitarian catholicity catholicity in biblical interpretation Karl Barth as a paradigm for evangelical retrieval of the patristic theological tradition worship as a principal bearer of tradition and the role of Baptist higher education in shaping the Christian vision.

Refiner S Fire

Author: Cheryl A. Kirk-Duggan
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 9780800632533
Size: 75.12 MB
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What does religion have to do with fomenting or transcending violence? In this fascinating work, Kirk-Duggan documents and analyzes religion's involvement in violence, for good and ill, in the Bible, slavery, the Civil Rights Movement, and the youth scene of today.

God In Her Midst

Author: Elaine McCollins Flake
ISBN: 9780817015060
Size: 63.47 MB
Format: PDF
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Offers preachers advice on reaching the hearts, minds, and souls of African American women and provides strategies and sample sermons designed to bring healing, rather than hurt, to women's lives.

Caught In The Acts Of Grace Bible Study Leaders Guide For Women

Author: Darla Weaver
ISBN: 9780983165408
Size: 49.48 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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In modern society, 1 in 3 women have been sexually abused in some form. Currently the news relays stories of women and girls being trafficked as sex slaves. The problems in our world are growing. Christians must face their own demons in order to respond to the needs of others, instead of turning a blind eye or over-reacting to those problems. This bible study is designed to help women who have been sexually abused to overcome the residuals of that abuse in a safe and down-to-earth manner, using the Bible and psychology in a complementary way. The end result sought for is a restored woman with a desire to minister to others. We have been first-hand witnesses of beautifully changed lives, healed marriages and restored families as a result of this study.

The Long Journey Home

Author: Andrew J. Schmutzer
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1621893278
Size: 28.27 MB
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Maybe the only thing new about sexual abuse is quality discussion from several professions (psychology, theology, and pastoral care). Here are the insights of over two dozen psychologists, theologians, and those in pastoral care, all targeting the issue of sexual abuse. Designed as a resource for Christian educators, therapists, pastors, social workers, group leaders, and survivors, The Long Journey Home combines current research in mental health with rich theological reflection, global concern with fervent pastoral wisdom for the local faith community. Whether you are a counselor, professor, pastor, or spouse of a survivor, you hold in your hand a fresh resource of information and advocacy for those suffering from the devastating effects of sexual abuse and rape. The breadth of material, biblical insight, discussion questions, and helpful resources gathered here just may be the tool of a generation.

The Problem Of Pain

Author: C. S. Lewis
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061947644
Size: 11.13 MB
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In The Problem of Pain, C.S. Lewis, one of the most renowned Christian authors and thinkers, examines a universally applicable question within the human condition: “If God is good and all-powerful, why does he allow his creatures to suffer pain?” With his signature wealth of compassion and insight, C.S. Lewis offers answers to these crucial questions and shares his hope and wisdom to help heal a world hungering for a true understanding of human nature.

American Fascists

Author: Chris Hedges
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743284461
Size: 38.74 MB
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Explores the political ambitions of the Christian right, discussing how their agenda gained momentum through alternative networks, schools, and publishers, and warns that another national crisis may enable the Christian right to seize political power.