Tend the Sheep — sermon by Ps Sam Powell

A Cry For Justice


Tend the Sheep
1 Peter 5: 1-4 NKJV
by Ps Sam Powell

The elders who are among you I exhort, I who am a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that will be revealed:  Shepherd the flock of God which is among you, serving as overseers, not by compulsion but willingly, not for dishonest gain but eagerly;  nor as being lords over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock;  and when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that does not fade away.

You can listen to the sermon by clicking on the link above.

Further Reading

The Scattering of the Lord’s Sheep by False Shepherds

False Shepherds Discourage the Righteous and Encourage the Wicked

When Our Shepherds Go Wrong, We are in Big Trouble

View original post

Advertisements
Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Re-offending: the increasingly dangerous culminating phase in male intimate abuse (Don Hennessy series part 6)

A Cry For Justice

The skilled offender becomes progressively more abusive the longer he maintains control over his target woman. This is a truth universally acknowledged by those who have professional or long-term personal experience in the dynamics of domestic abuse.

For their hearts are like an oven
As they approach their plotting;
Their anger smolders all night,
In the morning it burns like a flaming fire. (Hosea 7:6)

I was like a gentle lamb led to the slaughter;
And I did not know that they had devised plots against me (Jer. 11:19a) 

… she is completely powerless as to the level of abuse she is receiving. He dictates, he measures… she has no control over that at all. Even if she went along with all of his wishes he could still be abusive the next day.
Men who abuse women ‘use the same tactics as pedophiles and I’ve never met one who wanted to change’

The ability…

View original post 1,318 more words

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Offending and re-grooming: the skills men use to abuse their female partners (Don Hennessy series part 5)

via Offending and re-grooming: the skills men use to abuse their female partners (Don Hennessy series part 5)

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The male domestic abuser is a ‘psychephile’ – a sexual offender (Don Hennessy series part 4)

via The male domestic abuser is a ‘psychephile’ – a sexual offender (Don Hennessy series part 4)

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

How the male intimate abuser selects, sets-up & grooms a target woman (Don Hennessy series part 3)

A Cry For Justice

The man who is abusing his long-term female partner has honed the skills required to select a target woman and then set her up, target her and groom her, in order to be able to offend against her with impunity and then re-groom her… so he can re-offend against her.

That is what Don Hennessy says. He ought to have a good handle on the topic. He has met with at least 1500 men who have abused their female partners and worked closely with at least 1000 of those men (link).

In his book How He Gets Into Her Head, Hennessy describes all these phases the skilled offender engages in. 

This post focuses on the first three phases the skilled offender (the male intimate abuser) engages in to achieve his goal:

  • selection of the target woman
  • set-up of the target woman
  • grooming of the target woman, wherein the…

View original post 3,114 more words

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Pastor Kevin Swanson’s Blame Game When it Comes to the Dr. Larry Nassar Child Sex Abuse Cases

via Pastor Kevin Swanson’s Blame Game When it Comes to the Dr. Larry Nassar Child Sex Abuse Cases

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Behind Our Pulpits…

Trudy Metzger's Blog

To everyone who submitted emails via “Behind our Pulpits” website, thank you for your emails. If you would please send an email again as there were technical issues that caused us to lose all contact information and email addresses. (Or simply forward your previous email again to: behindourpulpits (at) gmail (dot) com.

Our goal is not to bring destruction, but healing, hope and accountability. This accountability includes accountability to the laws of the land, and also includes a willingness (even preference for) working with Restorative Justice initiatives where victims voices are heard and included, and where offenders are offered support to help them overcome their addictions and remain accountable to a team of people upon release from prison.

We are not targeting ‘our people’ to destroy anyone (not even the culture), to shame anyone (not even the leaders or the culture), but to give victims who are terrified…

View original post 481 more words

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment