by Paul Tautges | January 18, 2013 6:15 am
Last month, while attending the annual leadership retreat of the Biblical Counseling Coalition, I posted a summary of a brief challenge from the Word of God given by David Powlison of CCEF. In some recent communication with David he has clarified and expanded on his list of “surprises of biblical counseling,” which I believe are worth further consideration.
As he walked us through Jesus’ letters to the seven churches in Revelation 2-3 we saw graciously exposed before our eyes the pastoral insight and careful soul care of the Good Shepherd. It was very helpful to see how Jesus acknowledged three important aspects of life as He counseled His sheep.
As David wrapped up his challenge he described what happens in the minds and hearts of those with whom we counsel the Word. When our counseling is working, doing its job, those whom we counsel will normally encounter some of the following surprises.
9 Surprises of Biblical Counseling
As those who are growing in our love and ability to counsel the Word to one another, let us refocus on Christ, the ultimate pastor, and continue to surprise others, and be surprised ourselves, by Spirit-empowered biblical counseling.
[Also read David Powlison’s personal and surprising Journey to Biblical Counseling.]
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