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Tribute to George Scipione

George and Jim outside a church

I thank God for the life of George Scipione. He was my professor of counseling in seminary in 1987 and then my mentor as we worked together at IBCD, formerly CCEF West, beginning in 1994 (2 Tim. 2:2). George asked me to take over as Director of IBCD in 2006. George was completely committed to […]

CDC1-18. Temptation 1 {Transcript}

CDC1-18. Temptation 1 {Transcript}

This session looks at David’s catastrophic sin of adultery in 2 Sam 11:1-5. This passage shows that the Bible is honest about its heroes and serves as a warning to us against sin and presumption. How does David’s sin point us to Christ? What are some practical ways to guard ourselves from temptation?

CDC1-18. Temptation 1 {Transcript}

CDC1-18. Temptation 1 {Transcript}

This session looks at David’s catastrophic sin of adultery in 2 Sam 11:1-5. This passage shows that the Bible is honest about its heroes and serves as a warning to us against sin and presumption. How does David’s sin point us to Christ? What are some practical ways to guard ourselves from temptation?

CDC1-18. Temptation 1 {Transcript}

CDC1-18. Temptation 1 {Transcript}

This session looks at David’s catastrophic sin of adultery in 2 Sam 11:1-5. This passage shows that the Bible is honest about its heroes and serves as a warning to us against sin and presumption. How does David’s sin point us to Christ? What are some practical ways to guard ourselves from temptation?

CDC1-13. Grace When Things Are Hard {Transcript}

CDC1-13. Grace When Things Are Hard {Transcript}

Trials are the ordinary experience of believers living in a fallen world. Believers in the Bible suffered great trials and we will continue to endure significant trials. Why do Christians tend to be so surprised by trials when the Bible speaks so often about them? How does God work in our trials and use them to mature us?

CDC1-13. Grace When Things Are Hard {Transcript}

CDC1-13. Grace When Things Are Hard {Transcript}

Trials are the ordinary experience of believers living in a fallen world. Believers in the Bible suffered great trials and we will continue to endure significant trials. Why do Christians tend to be so surprised by trials when the Bible speaks so often about them? How does God work in our trials and use them to mature us?

CDC1-12. Peacemaking 3 {Transcript}

CDC1-12. Peacemaking 3 {Transcript}

This session completes the Peacemaking series of the curriculum. It lays out important things to consider before attempting to confront someone’s sin and describes the peacemaking process. Church discipline is also explored along with how church structure and membership is related to peacemaking.