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.
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.
Fowler designed a method of six stages as a way to measure faith development in the individual. The result of this work will be one that clarifies the mind of those who through the lifespan have held unanswered questions about having faith in something other than themselves, which in turn can draw them to God with certainty of His existence, not only verbalizing but, with the indwelling of His Spirit in those who believe. “ Spiritual Emphasis in Lifespan Development” covers also the moral aspects of humanity in relation of integrity and religious belief. In general, this research will intellectually will address the basics into religious and spiritual development as a whole. Religious development is absolutely significant for developmentalist, psychologist, religious representatives and theorist all across the world.
In addition, in the ministries process, the members of the church should be embracing and participating in the ministries process, and able to internalize the process. Furthermore, called to build lives (Ephesians 4:11-12), and building the body of Christ can be an ongoing process (1 Peter 2:5; Ephesians 2:22). Rainer and Geiger say “ministry needs a clear ministry blueprint." Further, the authors view the process as the essential for the purpose of organizations because, the process that makes it work. The book continues to explain that a simple church can be a congregation’s designs around straight, and forward as well strategies process that move the people through the stage to grow
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
I found the practical sections of this book to be extremely helpful. For instance, when Brooks explains the benefit of asking the “so what” question of the good news text, I was motivated to look at a few of my sermons that had already been preached and ask the “so what” question of the text. Brooks is clear that the Bible is the foundation of preaching. This statement as she points out may seem to be one that there is agreement with among preachers, however as is pointed out there are those who believe that good news may come from other sources. It has been my experience in hearing sermons that the Bible is the source of the good news that is proclaimed.
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 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).
The counselor seeks to help counselees change behavior, attitudes, values, faulty thinking and/or perceptions. We attempt to teach skills, including social skills, to encourage recognitions and expression of emotion, to give support in times of need, to teach responsibility, to instill insight, to guide as decisions are made, to help counselees mobilize inner and environmental resources in times of crisis, to teach problem-solving skills, and to increase counselee competence. The Christian counselor also seeks to stimulate spiritual growth, encourage confession of sin and the experience of divine forgiveness, to model Christian standards, attitudes, values and lifestyles, to present the gospel message, and to stimulate counselees to develop values and live lives that are based on biblical teaching... never forcing beliefs and always treating people with respect and giving them freedom to make their own decisions. Counseling Techniques Christian counseling