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Category Archives: Biblical Themes

The Beautiful Broken Heart of the Gospel

The gospel of Jesus’ suffering and sin bearing in our place meets our deepest needs for forgiveness, healing, transformation, and new life. It is the story we most want to be true but often struggle to truly believe. Biblical counseling is “evangelism to troubled people” and it is our privilege and responsibility to continually grow in creatively applying the gospel to ourselves and our counselees. Continue reading

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2 Principles to Consider if You Are Planning to Move: Advice to a Mobile Society

In the 21st century, people often move for jobs or education or buying a new home. Long gone are the days when a person stays in the same town and maybe even takes over the family business. The average American is said to move as many as 11 or 12 times in their lifetime, most of which comes before their mid-forties. I’d like to suggest two principles for someone who is thinking about moving. Continue reading

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6 Free Biblical Counseling Video Curriculum Resources

Today’s post is from Brad Hambrick’s personal ministry site and is reproduced here with Brad’s permission. Brad has graciously made available to the BCC and to you six biblical counseling video resources. Continue reading

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Bible Reading Plans for 2015

As we start the new year at the Biblical Counseling Coalition, we want to encourage you to develop a consistent Bible reading and application plan for 2015. We also want to equip you to do that by offering you the following direct links to several Bible reading plans. Continue reading

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A Puritan Prayer for 2015

“O Lord, I launch my bark on the unknown waters of this year, with Thee, O Father as my harbour, Thee, O Son, at my helm, Thee O Holy Spirit, filling my sails.”
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The Christmas Story

The Biblical Counseling Coalition wishes you a joyous Christmas. Our gift to you this Christmas Eve: Luke’s account of the birth of Jesus. Continue reading

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Finding Security in the Midst of Our Insecurities

Paul writes some of the most comforting words in all of his writings in Romans 8:1 where he states, “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” That one little word, now could not come at a better time for many of us. Helping a counselee truly soak in this precious truth is a noble and worthy endeavor for those who care for souls. One of the issues which often arises in counseling is the issue of insecurities. Continue reading

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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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