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A Biblical Counseling Worldview Part Two

Author: Category: Blog, Counseling, Ministry, The Gospel

These five distinctives and ten statements of biblical counseling hopefully provide some structure and support for our biblical counseling worldview. In a previous post, we discussed particular truths and distinctions that make the biblical counseling worldview unique. This lesson continues that discussion by considering five distinctives of biblical counseling that hopefully provide some structure and...

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4 Reasons to Be Glad That Life is Short

Author: Category: Blog, Ministry

While it is right to lament life’s brevity, we can also find in it at least 4 reasons to be glad that life is short. One of the great sorrows of life is its brevity. This life is but a breath, a vapor, a mist that vanishes with the sun. Even the eldest among us...

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Do You Equate Making Disciples to Counseling?

Author: Category: Counseling, Ministry, Relationships, The Gospel

According to the teachings of Jesus and the Great Commission, we are all called to make disciples – to counsel the Word in our lives and of others. How many of us don’t know someone who has struggled or is currently struggling with depression, anxiety, parenting problems, addictions, marriage issues? It’s our commitment at the...

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A Definition for Biblical Counseling

Author: Category: Blog, Counseling, Ministry, The Gospel

Biblical counseling can be defined as a fluid event and process of a Spirit-empowered Christ follower providing face-to-face ministry of the Word to others. Biblical counseling is a process of focused discipleship. It is one aspect of discipleship. It is an aspect of discipleship focused on the application of God’s Word and walking in God’s...

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Five Reasons to Read the Bible in 2017

Author: Category: Blog, Identity/Roles, Ministry, The Gospel

Rather than a reading plan or duty-bound checklist, here are five reasons to read the Bible to grow in your identity, understanding and hope in 2017! I’m sure by now that you’ve received multiple emails, social media ads, or push notifications encouraging you to start a Bible reading plan for 2017. Since it’s only days...

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New Year, New Biblical Counseling Conference, Same Heart

Author: Category: Blog, Counseling, Ministry, The Gospel

It’s a New Year and a new Biblical counseling conference with the same heart to call all believers to grow in their practical ability to counsel the Word. Our team at the Association of Biblical Counselors is excited and grateful for the opportunity to gather this April 27-29th at the ABC National Conference. This new Biblical counseling...

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Top Biblical Counseling Books of 2016

Author: Category: Blog, Counseling, Ministry, Non-Profit

Here, in alphabetical order, are the top 16 biblical counseling books published in 2016 about biblical counseling or important to biblical counselors. If you are a counselor, pastor, student, one-another minister, small group leader, or spiritual friend, you want to know the most helpful books about the personal ministry of the Word— using God’s Word...

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Save on Great Biblical Counseling Resources this Thanksgiving!

Author: Category: Counseling, Ministry, Non-Profit, The Gospel

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

Author: Category: Blog, Counseling, Ministry, The Gospel

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

Author: Category: Blog, Counseling, Identity/Roles, Ministry, The Gospel

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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