Fear, Cravings and Misplaced Trust
A Bible study on Idolatry and the Cure
"Pastor, you see these items that are crossed off? These were all things I wrote down to talk to you about, but I don’t need to any longer. You see, when I attended yesterday’s [Getting to the Heart of Conflict] workshop, I saw how my own idols had affected my relationships. In the forgiveness exercise, I confessed them to my partner and he announced God’s forgiveness to me. That took care of every item I crossed off!"
Former Student to Her Pastor
“I couldn’t wait any longer, I had to leave right then to confess my idolatry to my ex-wife. You won’t believe what happened next ... she confessed to me also! I was able to proclaim God’s forgiveness to her!”
A Participant Who Left The Seminar Unexpectedly
Each seminar is presented by a Christian Reconciler™ who is experienced in assisting people in their conflicts through coaching, mediation, and arbitration. Biblical accounts of struggling sinners, together with contemporary stories of real people, inspire and demonstrate how the principles presented are not theoretical but realistic and practical. The Fear, Cravings & Misplaced Trust seminar covers the following topics:
Biblically defined causes of conflict.
Responses to sin-caused conflict (God’s and ours).
Three idols revealed in our conflicts.
Probing questions to help identify idols in our conflicts.
Self-examination on our own struggle with idolatry.
God’s grace to us: Forgiveness in Christ.
Real-life exercise (not role-play!) in confession and forgiveness.
Each person attending the seminar receives a study guide for note taking during the seminar and personal review afterwards, and everyone receives an easy-to-use handout called “Proclaiming God's Forgiveness.” We offer a selection of other resources at our seminar book table for Bible studies and other teaching materials, personal coaching, and further study.