Category Archives: Suffering and Self Care

Project borne out of my work as a youth counselor – both for the benefit of myself and others who face physical and verbal abuse for the sake of ministry, I hope to develop a biblical theology of suffering, and a christian perspective on self care. Find more details here.

Lessons from 1 Peter: Team Care

How can we support and care for each other?

Summary: Love earnestly, zealously, fervently, from a pure heart.  Get rid of evil, deceit, hypocrisy, envy, pride and slander.  Be harmonious, sympathetic,  affectionate, compassionate, humble. Bless one another by serving each other. …

Lessons from 1 Peter: Self Care

How can we care for ourselves physically? emotionally? spiritually?

Therefore, get your minds ready for action by being fully sober, and set your hope completely on the grace that will be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed

Lessons from 1 Peter: Other Care

How should we view those that we minister to? How should we care for them? How does God view them?

So as your fellow elder and a witness of Christ’s sufferings and as one who shares in the glory that will be revealed, I urge the elders among you: Give a shepherd’s care to God’s flock among you, exercising oversights not merely as a duty but willingly under God’s direction, not for shameful profit but eagerly.

Lessons from 1 Peter: Empowerment for Ministry

How are we empowered for ministry by God (Father, Son, and Spirit)?

Summary: The Father has chosen us as His, we are set apart through the blood of Christ and the Holy Spirit, protected from eternal harm, through our faith in the death of Christ on the cross on our behalf. …

Lessons from 1 Peter: Suffering

I am embarking on my journey into suffering and self care topically. Since I’ve started with a whole book, I’ll break down the book one application question at a time.  I’ll summarize my conclusions from all of the passages at the top, and examine each passage  individually below.    …