The Holy Spirit is important in causing the change and the Word of God is the source of helping the client to become Christ -like. According to Adams (1986), this change must be toward God and must be “from the heart outward” (p. 7). If not, then the change is just superficial and it will eventually lead the client further astray. The very backbone of his counseling is 2 Timothy 3:16, which states: ," But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work"(NIV, 2010).
Dr. Anderson displays a strong foundation of counseling through truth and having a relationship with Christ. Other web based articles were used to support the theory of Anderson’s book. Although the web based articles other different avenues of Christian counseling all of the sources used share a common root, how to show others how to overcome their problems to become healthy well adjusted individuals by using biblical concepts. Christian Counseling to the Spiritually Oppressed Discipleship is receiving instruction from a religious leader and being a follower who has learned to believe in the truth of the doctrine of his teacher. Discipleship in today’s world can be in the form of a Christian counseling.
Summary The article by Tan (2007) discusses proper and ethically acceptable application of prayers as a form of therapy. The author presents the use of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) from a Scriptural (Biblical) perspective. The key components of scripture-based CBT highlighted in the article are as follows. The first one is the need to underscore the value of God’s love and the establishment of a cordial relationship with the client. Second, conduct a comprehensive recollection and healing of the past events that led to the present problem (s).
Christian Education is a part of God’s purpose to put everything in Creation under the feet of Christ; it serves as part of His purpose to subdue people from all nations to the glory of God. I also think a Christian Education is a better education, because it feed the soul as well as the mind. It addresses the whole human being; it involves the body, sprit and the mind. One important goal of Christian Education is to teach the student to reason biblically. If each adult person or the parents of younger student took it upon themselves to be more Christ-like and build their foundation of education to glorify God, they would choose the Christian Education over the Public Education, which is controlled by the state.
Counselors advocate change at all levels to improve the quality of life for individuals or groups, while eliminating obstacles that make it difficult to receive proper services. Christian counselors promote the same quality as secular counselors but incorporate the messages of Jesus Christ. Three specific areas competence, conflict of Interest and termination are valuable in the counseling profession. Understanding these areas in the code of ethics of counseling is an important responsibility in order to be a professional and suitable counselor. Can Your Code of Ethics Be Wrong?
The Development of a Godly Character c. Vision d. Passion e. How we cooperate with God to fulfill his leadership plans for our live Conclusion My Theology of leadership The Christian Leader: According to Henry Blackaby, to prospective Christian leaders: “If you are a man of little integrity or questionable character, do not expect God to reveal much of himself to you or to use you significantly for his kingdom.” I believe that Leadership in healthy growing churches requires deep spiritual commitment. The first priority of a Christian leader is a close personal relationship with God. Leaders must protect their own spiritual walk with God, which is the foundation of their leadership (Acts 4:1-3). A Christian Leader can help others by sharing something of their own spiritual walk by being actively involved in pastoral ministry and personal evangelism and by setting an example in giving. Personal qualities for leadership are deeply embodied in the New Testament, e.g,( 1Timothy 3).
In this essay, the exploration of faith development theories will be critically evaluated to determine the influence the theories have on children developing spiritually. Fowler’s stages of faith will be evaluated to acknowledge the contribution the theory has towards children developing spiritually. The views of Piaget and Kohlberg will be mentioned in reference to Fowler’s faith development theory. Moreover, James Westerhoff theory on faith will be evaluated to determine the impact it has on children developing spiritually. I will also make reference to how a child perceives God to be and whether the concept of spirituality changes, develops and if they can be supported by educational practices.
Analytical Review of the Book of James The book of James has been called the practical book of the New Testament by many. This review will cover the purpose of the book, why it was included in the Bible, what would be missing if not included, and how it applies or is relevant to today. The purpose of the book of James is to foster practical Christian living. The church people in James’ day were beginning to have undermining attitudes and practices. James speaks against these in his teaching.
Theo 212 Midterm Take Home Exam Question 1: Models of Revelation (Part A) The model that Patricia’s understanding of God’s self communication most closely resembles is the Propositional model, in which a revelation occurs when teaching is formulated in a clear, conceptual form. In Patricia’s revelation, God communicates to her through the form of written words in the bible. Understanding and internalizing God’s command to “do unto others as you would have them do unto you!” was possible for Patricia because of her existing faith in Christ as an Evangelist. For Patricia, revelations through the delivery of religious teachings are salvific experiences. While Patricia’s faith was strong prior to her revelation, Oscar’s faith was a response to revelation.
The personal theory of the counselor is that the integration of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy and Christian beliefs will lead not only to psychological healing and change but, also to spiritual healing. Keywords: Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, Christian, biblical, values, beliefs Spiritual/Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy is based on the belief that happiness is what all people strive for. Our happiness is diverted only because of our view of the unhappy events we incur. It is our core beliefs that determine how our emotions and thoughts perceive events in our life. This belief-focused therapy combined with guidance through scripture is an approach to change and healing of irrational beliefs.