Competent to Share Scripture and Soul Romans 15:14 I myself am convinced, my brothers, that you yourselves are full of goodness, complete in knowledge, and competent to counsel one another.
Competent to Share Scripture and Soul 1 Thessalonians 2:8 We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the Scriptures, but our own souls, because you were dear to us.
Changing Lives Seminar Learn how to use the Bible accurately, powerfully, and lovingly. Learn how to change lives with Christs changeless truth. Learn how to care like Christ.
Session One: How to Change Lives with Christs Changeless Truth
The Tale of Two Counselors Do you tend to be more on the truth/Scripture side or more on the love/soul side? Why? Has anyone ever interacted with you like either of Tims counselors? What did it feel like? What were the results? What view of the Bible and people helping might have motivated Tims counselors? What content does a person need to know to be a biblical counselor, pastoral counselor, lay counselor, spiritual friend, soul physician, mentor, discipler, or people helper?
Why We Are Here Everyone talks about biblical ministry, but how do we make one another ministry truly biblical? We are here to learn how to use Gods Word accurately, powerfully, and lovingly. You are here to be equipped to become an artful soul physician by developing a Christ-centered, comprehensive, compassionate, culturally- informed biblical model of people helping, counseling, and one another ministry that values and applies the sufficiency, supremacy, authority, profundity, and relevancy of Scripture to change lives with Christs changeless truth.
In how you live and in how you minister, what difference could it make if you: Feasted on and helped others to feast on Gods Word? Made truth and love kiss as you ministered to hurting and hardened people? Read and shared the Bible as the story of the battle for our hearts? Related Gods truth to human relationships through trialoguespersonally relating truth to life?
Know the Creator of the Soul: The Great PhysicianThe Trinity Begin Before the Beginning Build Your Life/Ministry on the Trinity
Know the Creator of the Soul: The Great PhysicianThe Trinity Relate Soul-to-Soul Because God Is Trinitarian Make Spiritual Friendships All about Him
Know the Creator of the Soul: The Great PhysicianThe Trinity Know the Soul Physician Personally to Be a Soul Physician
In how you live and in how you minister, what difference could it make if you: Began before the beginning where God related before He createdsoul contact? Built your life and ministry on the Trinitydeep connecting? Related soul-to-soul because God is Trinitarian Made spiritual friendship all about Himspreading His fame? Knew the Soul Physician personally, not just academically?
Understand People: Creation Value The CFR Narrative Creation Fall Redemption
Understand People: Creation Pursue Gods Target: The Image of GodGods Design of the Soul Soul-u-tion Focused Counseling
Understand People: Creation Our inner life increasingly reflecting the inner life of Christ!
Understand People: Creation We Are Relational: Designed to Love Sacrificially: Matthew 22:35-40
Understand People: Creation We Are Spiritual: Worship
Understand People: Creation We Are Social: Ministry
Understand People: Creation We Are Rational: Designed to Think Wisely: Romans 12:1-2
Understand People: Creation We Are Volitional: Designed to Choose Courageously
Understand People: Creation We Are Emotional: Designed to Feel Deeply
What would be missing in our personal lives and in our ministry to one another if we omitted: Spiritual Relationship: WorshipCommunion with God? Social Relationship: MinistryUnselfish connection with each other? Thinking Wisely: Spiritual EyesImagination? Choosing Courageously: Living boldly and unselfishly for God and others? Feeling Deeply: Managing our emotions? Experiencing joy and expressing sorrow with hope?
Diagnose Problems: Fall This aint the way its supposed to be! We Must Face Reality... The Only Explanation for Sin and Suffering.
Diagnose Problems: Fall Diagnose Sin Biblically Diagnose Sin Comprehensively
Diagnose Problems: Fall Diagnose Sin Spiritually The Sin in Our Home Is Always Due to the Sin in Our Heart
Diagnose ProblemsFall Diagnose Sin Relationally The Sin in Our Heart Is Always Due to Forsaking God (Relational) Because We Have Lost Our Awe of God (Rational) and Chosen (Volitional) to Love False Gods
In how you live and in how you minister, what difference could it make if you: Faced the reality that this aint the way its supposed to be? Faced the fact that the world is fallen and it often falls on us? Diagnosed sin comprehensivelyrelating, thinking, choosing, and feeling? Diagnosed sin spirituallythe sin in our heart? Diagnosed sin relationallyspiritual adultery/false lovers, god-substitutes?
Prescribe Gods Solution: Redemption Grasp the Big Picture The Bible Is Comedy Not Tragedy
Prescribe Gods Solution: Redemption Apply Our Complete Salvation to Our Daily Lives and Relationships Justification: New Pardon
Prescribe Gods Solution: Redemption Reconciliation: New Peace
Prescribe Gods Solution: Redemption Regeneration: New Person
Prescribe Gods Solution: Redemption Redemption: New Power Coram Deo Sola Gratia: Grace Alone Dispense Grace
In how you live and in how you minister, what difference could it make if you: Grasped the big picture that the Bible is comedy not tragedy? Applied justification: our new pardon/forgiveness? Applied reconciliation: our new peace/family/new nurture? Applied regeneration: our new person/purity/heart/new nature? Applied redemption: our new power/victory?
Envision the Final Healing of the Soul: HomeGlorification Live Today in Light of Eternity Our Future Destiny Impacts Our Present Reality
Envision the Final Healing of the Soul: HomeGlorification Read the End of the Story! We Win! God Triumphs!
In how you live and in how you minister, what difference could it make if you: Lived today in light of eternity? Saw your present suffering in light of your future glory? Allowed your future destiny to impact your present reality? Read the end of the story?