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Foundations of Biblical Counseling: Ecclesiology, part 2

By: Joe Whiting Photo by John Cafazza

Welcome back to week 20. In week two of ecclesiology we will briefly examine the role of the church. What role does the church play in the believer’s life and counseling process? The church plays several roles in the lives of believers. The church serves as a place where believers can corporately give glory to […]

Foundations of Biblical Counseling: Ecclesiology

By: Joe Whiting Photo by John Cafazza

Welcome back to week 19. Today, Lord willing, we will begin our four-week consideration of ecclesiology. Before we begin let’s first define our new term. What exactly does ecclesiology mean? Ecclesiology simply means the church. It is important to understand the church properly (i.e., biblically), so that we also act right (i.e., unity in the […]

Foundations of Biblical Counseling: Pneumatology, part 3

By: Joe Whiting Photo by Valeriy Andrushko

Welcome back to week 18. Last week we considered the function of the Holy Spirit in the believer’s life and counseling process. This week we will consider whether or not the Holy Spirit guides Christians. If He does, what methods does He use? It is important to know the answer to this question so that […]

Foundations of Biblical Counseling: Pneumatology, part 2

By: Joe Whiting Photo by Valeriy Andrushko

Welcome back to week 17. Last week we considered the identity of the Holy Spirit. Today we will be considering the function of the Holy Spirit in the believer’s life and counseling process. The Holy Spirit’s function in the believer’s life is multifaceted. He is the Comforter, Counselor, and Advocate of the church who works […]

Foundations of Biblical Counseling: Pneumatology

By: Joe Whiting Photo by Valeriy Andrushko

Welcome back to week 16. Today we will begin the first of three weeks considering the topic of pneumatology. As is our practice we will define our new term, first. Pneumatology simply means the study of the Holy Spirit. Pneumatology comes from the Greek word, “pneuma,” meaning “breath,” “wind,” or “spirit,” plus “logy,” meaning the […]

Foundations of Biblical Counseling: Soteriology, part 3

By: Joe Whiting Photo by Regine Tholen

Welcome back to week 15. Today we will be considering an aspect of soteriology; Christian perseverance. Do Christians persevere? What does that mean and what relationship, if any, does this have with biblical counseling? The wonderful truth is that Christians do indeed persevere. The shortest explanation of “perseverance” is this: once saved, always saved. True Christians […]

Foundations of Biblical Counseling: Soteriology, part 2

By: Joe Whiting Photo by Regine Tholen

Welcome back to week 14. Today we will be considering an aspect of soteriology; sanctification. At the same time, sanctification is said to be past, present, and future in nature and union with Christ. What does this mean? How are we to think about this? Sanctification is when one is in a state of being set […]

Foundations of Biblical Counseling: Soteriology

By: Joe Whiting Photo by Regine Tholen

Welcome back to week 13. Today, and Lord willing, for the next few weeks, we will be considering some aspects of soteriology. Before we consider some aspects of soteriology, we ought to first define our term. Simply stated, soteriology means the doctrine, or study, of salvation. Soteriology comes from the Greek word sōtēria, meaning “salvation,” and […]

Foundations of Biblical Counseling: Christology, part 2

By: Joe Whiting Photo by Priscilla Du Preez

Welcome back to week 12. Today we will consider how Christ was tempted in all things as we are and how that relates to counseling. How are we to think about that as it relates to counseling self and others? Hebrews 4:15 says He was, “tempted in all things as we are.” Jesus was tempted […]

Foundations of Biblical Counseling: Christology

By: Joe Whiting Photo by Priscilla Du Preez

Welcome back to week 11. Lord willing, for this week and next we will be briefly considering the topic of Christology and how it relates to biblical counseling theory and practice. As is our habit, let’s first make sure we understand our terms. Before we talk about Christology, we want to know exactly what it […]