Mike, Shauna, and Jeremy are in studio to conclude their discussion on, "what is biblical counseling". In this episode, they discuss the nature of biblical counseling and discipleship, that they're not that different in their dynamic and scope. Based on Ephesians 4:11-14, equipping the Saints for the work of the ministry is informal biblical counseling, both intentional and intensive. More over, if the local church isn't progressing in this level of "one another-ing", then the Saints will go to modern psychology seeking help and solutions for their problems and distress. The culture has a church and doctrine, its called, modern psychology, and their doctrine is the diagnostic statistical manual. And it counter's the gospel they received from God's Word, so we have some work to do.
Jeremy concludes the discussion regarding biblical counseling and its implications on the local church. He demonstrates from Ephesians 4:11-16, that equipping the Saints for the work of the ministry has immediate implications on the church’s ability to equip the believers for one another ministry even to the extent of intensive discipleship, which is biblical counseling.
- Jeremy's Book: Biblical Counseling Basics: its Roots, beliefs, and future
- Quote Cited: “genuine biblical counseling cannot be effectively practice in isolation from the church.” pg.167
- Scripture focus: Ephesians 4:11-14
- Paul Tripp: Your Walk with God is a Community Project
- Society Life Magazine: Everyday Counselor Piece
- Robby Gallaty: Replicate Ministries
- Association of Biblical Counselors: Equipped To Counsel
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A podcast devoted to giving biblical truth for educating, equipping, and encouraging the local church in counseling and discipleship.