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Ministering to the Mentally Ill

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Reaching out to the mentally ill can be tricky. As in all of ministry, we need to be attuned to the Holy Spirit so that we can discern which people to involve in our ministry and what ways. In this downloadable resource, we help you in that discernment process. These articles bring you balance and perspective, as well as practical ideas of how to flourish in this ministry.

Preaching as Reminding

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Preaching doesn't always have to explain new truths. Nor does it always have to persuade people to believe those truths. Nor does it always have to exhort people to obey the truths. Sometimes it can simply remind folks of what they already understand, believe, and are attempting to obey. To be sure, those functions of preaching—explaining, proving, and applying—are indispensable in any well-rounded pastorate, but sometimes sermons can simply inspire with the old, old story.

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