The Blindside of Suffering

Adrian Martinez

Adrian Martinez

In the Christian life, suffering has a purpose for our good and God’s glory (Romans 8:28). The minister of God’s Word must especially embrace this truth as it will be the fuel of their ministry. Paul found this to be the case for his own ministry. The book of 2 Corinthians is a letter about Paul’s ministry in light of the spiritual mugging of the Corinthian church by false teachers. Continue reading

The Counselor’s Vulnerability

Adrian Martinez

Adrian Martinez

The counselor’s relationship with his or her counselee is a central element for the spiritual work done in biblical counseling. The counselor, because of love for Christ and His people, is motivated from genuine concern and care that develops vulnerable relationships while dealing with other people’s problems. However, there lurks the subtle hazard of becoming problem-oriented rather than people-oriented. Many discover that sharp distinction between knowledge of how to minister the Word of God versus actually having a ministry from the Word of God. Continue reading