Spiritual Disciplines

The Language of Scripture…

By Ab Abercrombie | April 30, 2016 | 2 Comments

Dr. Ab Abercrombie Thanks to the proliferation of television, self-help books, and the Internet, many counselees have researched their individual conditions and concerns before making an appointment for biblical counseling. As a result, many will enter counseling using secular, psychological, and even medical terms to describe their complaints. Often this terminology is applied to others … Read More

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When Ministry Leaders Fail…

By Ab Abercrombie | December 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Dr. Ab Abercrombie The apostle James gave the following caution to leaders in the church: Let not many of you become teachers, my brethren, knowing that as such we will incur a stricter judgment (Jas 3:1). The calling to church leadership, in whatever role, is a call requiring much study, prayer, and meditation. James is … Read More

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A Biblicist in an Unbiblical World…

By Ab Abercrombie | November 21, 2015 | 3 Comments

Dr. Ab Abercrombie Being a Biblicist in an unbiblical world is challenging. Long past are the days when children were taught to read using the Bible. It is no longer culturally correct to evoke the Word of God in public. Even those within the church often bristle when Scripture is revered as absolute, literal, and … Read More

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Kingdom Success: Imagine What God Could Do…

By Ab Abercrombie | November 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Dr. Ab Abercrombie Through the years I have taken note of my fluid and changing definition of success. When I was a young child, pleasing others seemed to be my goal, and I especially wanted my parent’s approval for the things I did. Their evaluation was the only measuring stick I had. If they were … Read More

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Consequence or Condemnation…

By Ab Abercrombie | November 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Dr. Ab Abercrombie “As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us” (Ps 103:12). Here King David records a truly remarkable promise of God. Once we are His children we are forever covered in the security of His forgiveness and mercy. As humans it is hard … Read More

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Fruit Sins and Root Sins

By Ab Abercrombie | August 18, 2015 | 4 Comments

Dr. Ab Abercrombie In his Bible study entitled, “Behold Your God”, Dr. John Snyder provides an excellent teaching on “fruit sins” and “root sins” which has special relevance to the practice of biblical counseling. Within the study, Snyder emphasizes the importance of true repentance that reaches to the heart of one’s deepest spiritual condition so … Read More

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A Broken and Contrite Heart…

By Ab Abercrombie | May 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Dr. Ab Abercrombie Have you noticed that many of the most repentant prayers in the Bible come from God’s most faithful servants? Human logic would suggest otherwise. Most would assume that as one grows in his/her faith, sin would decrease, along with the need for confession and repentance. But in truth it seems the closer … Read More

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The Danger Of Experiential Theology…

By Ab Abercrombie | May 21, 2014 | 2 Comments

Dr. Ab Abercrombie Theology is the study of God and God’s relation to the world. Consequently, all believers are theologians in pursuit of truth pertaining to our Creator and His revelation of Himself to His creations. Our theology (knowledge and belief about God) must come from Scripture as there is no other reliable source by … Read More

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“Say It Ain’t So…”

By Ab Abercrombie | October 20, 2013 | 5 Comments

Dr. Ab Abercrombie You may remember that oft-quoted plea that is a part of baseball lore, “Say it ain’t so, Joe!” In 1919, famous baseball player “Shoeless Joe” Jackson was accused, with several teammates, of betraying the fans of the game by “fixing” the World Series, after the highly favored Chicago White Sox lost the … Read More

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“It’s Not My Job…”

By Ab Abercrombie | May 13, 2013 | 1 Comment

Dr. Ab Abercrombie In the Book of Ephesians, the apostle Paul wrote about the importance of sanctification and maturity in the Christian life: As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in … Read More

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