Creation “Then God said, Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” – Genesis 1:26 Sin “For the… Read More The Gospel in 5 Words and 5 Verses
Case Study: Let’s say your friend, whose name we will call Erik, admits to you his need for help in the area of porn addiction. He discovered it on a trip out of town when some of his friends showed it to him on their phones. Since then, Erik has frequently looked at pornography. The… Read More Slaying the Dragon: How to Counsel Porn Addicts with Grace
Confidentiality in biblical counseling is when another person entrusts a counselor with sin issues they are struggling with. The Bible informs us to confess our sins to one other and pray for healing (Jam. 5:16). The purpose of this essay is to talk about the kind of commitment to confidentiality a biblical counselor should make… Read More Limited or Unlimited Confidentiality in Biblical Counseling?
Ever since the Fall of Man, humanity has struggled with the operations of the devil. He is our adversary, the god of this world, who blinds the minds of unbelievers (2 Cor. 4:4) and seeks to destroy followers of Christ (1 Pet. 5:8). Satan, along with his demonic forces, have an agenda to hide the… Read More Should Spiritual Warfare Affect our Biblical Methodology in Counseling?
Sin. It’s lethal, disastrous, wreckful, deadly, and it’s like a virus. If it’s ignored or unattended for too long, it will get worse. For example, the common cold is a curable virus. There are notable signs and symptoms like sneezing, coughing, and fever that inform your body to rest and drink plenty of fluids. However,… Read More The Consequences of Unconfessed Sin
We are living in exciting times for the growth of the Church. There is no doubt about that. Large churches are growing all around the United States, adding 1,000s to worship Jesus on Sunday morning. In 2008, an American evangelical denomination reported that 2.5 million decisions were made for Christ. Yet, with all the excitement… Read More What is the Spiritual State of the American Church?
“A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back (Prov. 29:11).” In the spring of 1894, Boston hosted a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles that ended in a disaster. Infielder John McGraw, also known as Little Napoleon and Muggsy, got into a fist fight with the Boston third… Read More Overcoming Anger