That's why I preach my way through entire books of the Bible, dealing carefully with each verse and phrase--even though that occasionally means spending time in passages that don't readily lend themselves to anecdotal or motivational messages. I am grateful to the Lord for the way He has used this exposi- tory approach in our church and in the lives of our radio listeners. But now and then someone tells me frankly that my preaching needs to be less doctrinal and more practical. Practical application is vital. I don't want to minimize its importance.
Abstract In the book Psychology, Theology, and Spirituality in Christian Counseling by Mark R. McMinn, PhD published by Tyndale House Publishers shows how psychologists use theology and spirituality in their counseling. McMinn show the importance of Christianity in counseling of clients. He gives various examples of the best tactics for psychologist to use in Christian counseling. He also shows the importance of building a trusting relationship with clients and uses the cognitive therapy background as a theoretical foundation. In the book he discusses that many counselors as well as Christian counselors hardly ever use the Bible while they are in their counseling session.
Christian CBT is mainly based on clear integration, which involves direct use off divine resources. The stages of prayer include a prayer for protection and petitioning for healing power of the Holy Spirit, making the client feel relaxed, and allowing the client to recollect traumatic past events. It also involves petition for ministration of the Holy Spirit, waits for the Holy Spirit to minister to the client, ends the session in a joint prayer, briefly discusses the healing experienced by the client and recommends guidelines for personal prayers. The therapist should focus on correct interpretation of Scriptures and use appropriate guidelines during counseling. The use of Scriptures should be guided by the reason behind
Adams references scripture throughout the process of his theory but he specifically references 2 Timothy 3:14-17 pertaining to change. Adams developed four steps to help a person make the necessary changes to reach Christ-likeness. The four steps are teaching, conviction, correction, and disciplined training in righteousness. According to Adams theory change can be obtained only as people learn to reverence and fear God. He believes that people need to be taught the word “of God”, conviction can take place so the counselee can repent of his sins, be set free, and change will take place.
Compare and Contrast Paper Terina Jackson Liberty University The book of Proverbs 11:14 states “Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety,” (English Standard Version). For counseling students, this scripture is a good reminder of the need for sound, biblical counseling in the world today. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the commonalities and differences of Christian counseling and counseling with a secular, humanistic approach. In the book, Effective Biblical Counseling: A Model for Helping Caring Christians Become Capable Counselors, Lawrence J Crabb, Jr. (1977), explains in detail what is required to be an effective Christian counselor. Crabb states the goal of Christian counseling is to promote maturity among Christians (Crabb, 1977, p 22-23).
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).
Prayer is essential for Christian counseling. There are different types of prayer in Christian Counseling and each much be thought on carefully before using them. Prayer for the client outside of session is the safest prayer to use. Silent prayer in the counseling session can assist the counselor through a difficult intervention. McMinn states that silent prayer during sessions help to edify and empower the counselor (McMinn, 1996).
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.
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).
Can Your Code of Ethics Be Wrong? Section one of this paper will introduce the general similarities and differences in the American Counseling Association (ACA) code of ethics and the American Association of Christian Counseling (AACC) code of ethics. Both ethical codes have the same basic vision for us to “do no harm” (AACC, Section, ES1-100, p. 6) while in a counselor-client relationship. Counselors promote change at all levels to enhance the quality of life for individuals and groups, as well as eliminate possible obstacles that make it difficult to receive proper services offered. Christian counselors promote the same quality of life for individuals and groups with a focus of honoring Jesus Christ.