Loving Others as Saints, Sufferers, and Sinners

Loving Others as Saints, Sufferers, and Sinners


Loving Others as Saints, Sufferers, and Sinners

with Dr. Michael Emlet

Recorded on Thursday, February 18th, 2021

1 hour

M ore than one thing is true about believers in Jesus Christ.

We are at once saints — new people in Christ and dearly loved children of God. But we are still sinners — “worse than we think” and in need of a lot of grace. We are also sufferers, sinned against and burdened by the difficulties of life in a fallen world.

Loving people well means engaging with them as all three of these.

But we need the wisdom to know what facet of a person’s identity to speak to when and how.

In this FREE webinar, Dr. Michael Emlet, Senior Faculty, Counselor at CCEF and author of Saints, Sufferers, and Sinners, will give guidance on:

  • How an understanding of each of these three identities contribute to the way we minister to someone
  • What would happen if any of these is neglected or left out of personal ministry
  • How to avoid being simplistic or unbalanced in the way that we minister to people

If you’re seeking to love and minister to people with Biblical wisdom, then this webinar is for you!

About the Speaker

Dr. Michael Emlet

Dr. Michael Emlet is a faculty member at CCEF. He holds an M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.Div. degree from Westminster Theological Seminary. He worked as a family physician for over ten years before joining CCEF. Mike has counseled for many years and is the author of CrossTalk: Where Life and Scripture Meet, which explores the use of Scripture in counseling, as well as Descriptions and Prescriptions: A Biblical Perspective on Psychiatric Diagnoses and Medications. His forthcoming book, Saints, Sufferers, and Sinners: Loving Others As God Loves Us released in January 2021. Mike is married to Jody, and they have two children. He is active in his urban church and enjoys gardening, camping, and creating wheel-thrown pottery.

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