Speak The Truth

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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.

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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.  
Is there a difference between discipleship and counseling?  
We’re convinced that there isn’t much difference in terms of the believers responsibility to minister to one another. Discipleship can be viewed categorically; there is intentional discipleship, leading believers to know God’s Word, growing in their knowledge and grace of God. And then intensive discipleship and corrective discipleship, where it’s issue specific or topically specific. Then corrective, where sin is involved towards God and one another. All of this is in the scope biblical counseling and discipleship.    

Jeremy in the urgency to one another well with our brothers and sisters in Christ, reminds us that if we’re not barring their burdens, they’re getting help from the secular world that isn’t producing gospel-centered responses to what they're going through. Our culture is overly psychologized and if we’re continuing in our passivity and not being intentional with our neighbor, we’re not presenting a gospel that really saves. Like Eph. 4:14, modern psychology has a doctrine, and it’s humanistic. Look at the self-help section in book stores or literary genres online, it's “me-istic”. Let's push to get biblical counseling back in our local church!! 

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What is Speak The Truth?

A podcast devoted to giving biblical truth for educating, equipping, and encouraging the local church in counseling and discipleship.