An Opportunity for Believers to Rest, Connect and Learn

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Join us for the Association of Biblical Counselors’ 2017 National Conference, happening April 27-29 at Irving Bible Church in DFW! As believers in Jesus Christ, we are all Called to Counsel. We live in a fractured world full of broken and hurting people like ourselves who struggle with all sorts of issues day in and...

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Thanksgiving Everyday

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“O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever. O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for ever.” – Psalms 136:1-3  While I appreciate the locution of our word...

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Save on Great Biblical Counseling Resources this Thanksgiving!

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If you’re looking for great biblical counseling resources, you can save 20% off all books and audio and video resources available in the ABC Store! If you’re interested in growing as a biblical counselor or looking for great biblical counseling resources for continued education, our team is excited to offer 20% off all resources in...

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Love Trumps Everything

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I was so busy practicing my religion, getting my theology right, teaching the truth, and working for God that I almost missed love. And love trumps everything else—always. I understand that better now because I’ve been loved longer. Love Is Everywhere I teach about love all the time. But there’s a big difference between propositional...

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Public Debate: What are the Limits of Self-Identity? (Full Video)

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Category: Blog, Counseling, Identity/Roles, Non-Profit, The Gospel

As biblical counselors, we need to be able to address the important issue of self-identity in a sensitive, wise and biblical manner. In our previous post, we were reminded that the identity of the Christian is one of union with Jesus; therefore, whatever is true of Jesus becomes true of the believer. In Christ, the...

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Halloween, Reformation Day, and Self-Identity

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A Christian’s identity is no pseudo-identity, as is the case with Halloween costumes, but is the deepest identity by which the believer is known by God. Today, we usher in October 31st, 2016—a day our culture recognizes as Halloween. It is a day that finds traditions spanning from the innocence of watching Shultz’s Great Pumpkin...

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Reformation Sunday: Looking into the Mirror of Christ’s Grace

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Looking into the mirror of Christ’s Grace on the anniversary of Reformation Day and Martin Luther’s biblically counseling posting of the 95 Theses. We are 499 years away from the anniversary of Martin Luther posting The 95 Theses on October 31, 1517. When we think of Luther and “Reformation Day” or “Reformation Sunday,” we often...

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Public Debate: What are the Limits of Self-Identity?

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Join ABC President Jeremy Lelek for an evening at Magnolia Motor Lounge in Fort Worth and a public debate on the topic—What are the Limits of Self-Identity? This evening, Sunday, October 23, I will be participating in a discussion unlike any other in which I have ever participated. Actually, it’s a bit more than a...

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The Place for Biblical Counseling

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Biblical counseling effectively finds its place within a paradigm of discipleship and the Body of Christ, under the regular teaching and preaching of God’s Word. The Great Commission finds fulfillment in two primary efforts: “baptize” and “teach.” First, we introduce confessing believers into the body of Christ (as displayed by baptism) and then we help them...

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Living, Loving and Grieving with Hope

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As biblical counselors, and as people, how do we help others face the dark reality of death and dying? God says, grieve. But grieve with hope. This side of heaven, we are all faced with the reality of death and dying. While we may grow accustomed to the elderly and attempt to make light of...

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