Biblical Counseling #4
Chapter 10 Ready to Restore
Biblical Analysis of the problem
Is my thinking biblical?
When should we get married?
Sign Post? Where you find the problem in scripture you will most of the time find the solution
Chapter 11 Ready to Restore
Finding the Biblical Solution
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,
We need to prepare and be ready to dig in
Chapter 12 Ready to Restore
Implementing a Biblical Plan
97 Oh, how I love Your law! It is my meditation all the day. 98 You, through Your commandments, make me wiser than my enemies; For they are ever with me. 99 I have more understanding than all my teachers, For Your testimonies are my meditation. 100 I understand more than the ancients, Because I keep Your precepts. 101 I have restrained my feet from every evil way, That I may keep Your word. 102 I have not departed from Your judgments, For You Yourself have taught me. 103 How sweet are Your words to my taste, Sweeter than honey to my mouth! 104 Through Your precepts I get understanding; Therefore I hate every false way.
Who is the most important person in the counseling session?
What is the goal of Biblical Counseling?
Restore to usefulness What is Usefulness?
What are the 2 reasons we break authority?
if it is immoral
if it is illegal
And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men,
What are the 3 parts of Biblical counseling(page 9)?
Process of first Session(page 28):
At end of session and during the session have them repeat to you what they heard or are hearing from you.
A few more things on the heart of Biblical Counseling:
You can only help those want to be helped
People want to be heard
People want our time
Ask the question how does this rambling without saying rambling answer the question I just asked
Discern between heart felt emotions that need to be let out and ramblings
How do we discern between demon possession and mental illness?
When you see change point it out and compliment it
Feelings vs. Obedience
Feelings vs. Obedience
1 “Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the Lord your God will set you high above all nations of the earth. 2 And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the Lord your God:
1 “Now it shall come to pass, when all these things come upon you, the blessing and the curse which I have set before you, and you call them to mind among all the nations where the Lord your God drives you, 2 and you return to the Lord your God and obey His voice, according to all that I command you today, you and your children, with all your heart and with all your soul, 3 that the Lord your God will bring you back from captivity, and have compassion on you, and gather you again from all the nations where the Lord your God has scattered you. 4 If any of you are driven out to the farthest parts under heaven, from there the Lord your God will gather you, and from there He will bring you. 5 Then the Lord your God will bring you to the land which your fathers possessed, and you shall possess it. He will prosper you and multiply you more than your fathers. 6 And the Lord your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your descendants, to love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, that you may live.
19 If you are willing and obedient, You shall eat the good of the land;
Obedience is two fold will power and also the great exchange Love will cause to not cross over boundaries
12 Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him. 13 Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone. 14 But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. 15 Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death. 16 Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren. 17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. 18 Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures. 19 So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; 20 for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God.
12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, But when the desire comes, it is a tree of life.
8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. 9 The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.