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Category Archives: Biblical Themes

3 Questions for Biblical Counselling

Most of us are suspicious of new things. Rightly so. If we’ve managed fine without this new-fangled idea for years, why would we need it now? In the UK, biblical counselling is new and I hear a fair bit of suspicion. This can be helpful. It’s good to question. It enables us to work out if we need this new thing or not. Here are three questions I’ve heard recently… Continue reading

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5 Ugly Qualities of the Anti-Elder

In the book of Titus, Paul writes to a young man and charges him to appoint elders in every church in Crete. He tells him what kind of man to look for and as he does this he gives a glimpse of the anti-elder, the kind of man who may seek the office but who is absolutely unsuited to it. Continue reading

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BCC Weekend Resource: Theo-Drama and Gospel-Centered Counseling

BCC Staff Note: On weekends we like to highlight for you one of our growing list of free resources. This weekend we highlight a resource PDF by Bob Kellemen on Theo-Drama and Gospel-Centered Counseling: God’s Redemptive Drama and Our Life … Continue reading

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14 Daggers That Help to Kill Worry

Faith battles are fought in the mind. In other words, what we say to ourselves controls much of what we do, whether right or wrong, true or false, which is the fruit of what we believe. Therefore, counseling ourselves with pithy statements rooted in biblical truth is an exceedingly important, but oft-neglected discipline of the Christian life. Continue reading

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2 Reconciliation Primers

Reconciliation is one of the major themes of the New Testament and one of the most common counseling issues. Here are two reflections on reconciliation from two New Testament passages and some questions that could be used in a counseling session or as a homework assignment. Continue reading

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Taste This!

In Psalm 34:8, David speaks as though he were sitting at a Thanksgiving meal when he abounds with praise and proclaims, “Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good! “ David is not nonchalantly asking us to know a few things about God; he is begging us to taste the feast of God’s goodness. Tasting requires a genuine experience so that we can authentically assess from the experience, “The Lord is indeed good!” But do we always deem good that which is tasted or experienced? Continue reading

Topics: BCC Exclusive, Faith, Fear/Worry, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Worship | Tags: , ,

4 Spiritual Blessings to Be Thankful For

Let me suggest to you four spiritual blessings we can choose to be thankful about in this Thanksgiving season. Continue reading

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3 Spiritual Disciplines for Dispelling Defeating Doubts

Are you confronted with your inadequacy at the moment of ministry, whether public or private? How do you recover at the critical moment? Over the years, the following three spiritual discipline has help strengthen me and increase my faith. Continue reading

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What Changes for a Church when Counseling Becomes Formal?

What does it mean for a church to have a “counseling ministry”? It is one thing to say “we all do counseling every day when we hear each other’s struggles and seek to offer comfort or guidance from the Bible” and another thing to say “our church has a counseling ministry and we would be happy to help you schedule an appointment with a member of our counseling team.” Continue reading

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What Does the Biblical Counsel God Is “Into” Look Like?

The counsel God is “into” will look like Him. His truth. Offered in love. With speech tailored to the needs of the moment. Continue reading

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