Caring for One Another (eBook) (Prendre soin les uns des autres (eBook))
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PresentationImagine that you could join a group of people where the members would genuinely confide in each other. In this group, you could talk about your suffering, knowing that someone will respond to you with compassion. You might also want to talk about your joys, knowing that someone will be rejoicing with you. You might even ask for help in dealing with sin, knowing that someone will pray with you. Wouldn't that be wonderful?
The purpose of this book is to make these kinds of deep relationships an integral part of the daily life of your Church. With short chapters and discussion questions, Ed Welch guides the reader through eight lessons to show what the daily life is like for ordinary believers who desire to help each other in their walk with Christ.
EDWARD T. WELCH (M. Div., Ph. D.) is a graduate psychologist and faculty member of the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation (CCEF). A counselor for over twenty-five years, he has authored books on addictions, fear and anxiety.
“Most Christians know they should take care of each other, but few know how. Ed Welch, a veteran author and Bible counselor, not only tells us how to do it, but like a great leader, he shares his teaching with us in eight concise lessons, filled with Bible truths and rich in wisdom. Each of the short chapters can be read aloud as a group and are accompanied by penetrating and revealing discussion questions. This is a book that can influence the culture of our churches to be safe places to find mutual care wisely exercised. I highly recommend it ! »
- Alfred J. Poirier, Visiting Professor of Practical Theology, Westminster Theological Seminary, Glenside, Penns. ; author of The Peacemaking Pastor
“Almost all Christians have experienced embarrassing situations in the local church. At one point or another, we have felt ignored, misunderstood, unwelcome. Although the Church is the body of Christ, it does not always function as it should. In Caring for One Another , Ed Welch offers very biblical and practical guidance that facilitates good relationships within the Church. In these eight short chapters, we learn the importance of reaching out to others and discover tools to do so in a loving and genuinely effective way. Whether read alone or in a group, this book will impart renewed energy to cultivate uplifting relationships within the Church. »
- Megan Hill, author of Praying Together ; editor, The Gospel Coalition; member of the editorial board of Christianity Today
"God has chosen, among other means to help His children, mutual care and benefit. In this busy world of superficial relationships, many have chosen to ignore this call and leave it to the professionals. Yet it is a job that ordinary Christians can do to help others. With his practical and simple instructions, Ed Welch shows us how to remedy this situation and transform our churches into loving communities. God can use this mutual interest not only to bless Christians, but also to introduce Christianity to the world.
- Ajith Fernando, Director of Education, Youth for Christ, Sri Lanka; author of The Call to Joy and Pain
“This is a little book that makes a big impact. Ed Welch offers churches an easy-to-use guide for their members to grow together as they seek to better care for one another. I like that the lessons can be read aloud and can be discussed as a group. I already have in mind a few groups of people in my congregation with whom I could read this book. Buy it. Better yet, buy several and offer them to the people in your Church. Better yet, form a group to read it together. This book reminds us of the importance of loving one another in a way that glorifies Jesus Christ, and this can have a great impact on our churches. »
- Dave Furman, Senior Pastor, Redeemer Church, Dubai; author of Kiss the Wave and Being There
" Caring for Each Other is a concise guide to helping each other. There are pearls of divine wisdom and solid principles. He encourages readers to approach one another with humility, to take a personal approach and to pray, to speak delicately about suffering and sin. I highly recommend it to all Christians. »
- Siang-Yang Tan, professor of psychology, Fuller Theological Seminary; Senior Pastor, First Evangelical Church, Glendale, Calif. ; author of Counseling and Psychotherapy: A Christian Perspective
"If you need help developing meaningful relationships, this wise, practical, little Bible book is a great guide. Taking care of each other is a book that I share with everyone I accompany.
- Deepak Reju, Pastor, Head of Bible Counseling and Family Ministries, Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington, D.C .; author of The Pastor and Counseling and She's Got the Wrong Guy
"I need this book. My Church needs this book. My local community needs my Church to read this book. Ed Welch presents a new kind of loving community that depends on the grace of God. He describes it and shows us how to do it with Christ-centered love and wisdom. This is what I want for my family, for my Church, and for the glory of God. When it comes to mutual care and love, this is the book I will refer to first to stimulate my soul, shape my prayers, and educate my Church. »
- Ste Casey, trainer and speaker, Biblical Counseling UK; pastor, Speke Baptist Church, Liverpool, UK
Table of contents
Lesson 1: In all humility
Lesson 2: Approaching others
Lesson 3: Knowing the heart
Lesson 4: Knowing the influences crucial
Lesson 5: Take a personal approach and pray
Lesson 6: Talk about suffering
Lesson 7: Talk about sin
Lesson 8: Remember and reflect
Original title : Caring for One Another
Author : Edward T. Welch
Publisher : Impact
ISBN : 978-2-89082-367-9
Publication : April 2019
Pages : 78
Format : eBook
Blog articlesApproaching others - Coming back to the Gospel
How to talk about sin - Coming back to the Gospel
Talking about suffering - Returning to the Gospel
Knowing the heart - Returning to the Gospel
Humility leads to prayer - Returning to the Gospel