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These initial lessons lay the biblical foundation for discipling and address the part God plays and the part the discipler plays in the discipling process. Biblical counseling is contrasted to a secular approach to counseling.
 
Intimate Discipleship
“Having thus a fond affection for you, we were well-pleased to impart to you not only the gospel of God but also our own lives, because you had become very dear to us.” 1 Thess. 2:8 NASB
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The Role of the Discipler
“The Lord’s bond-servant must not be quarrelsome, but be kind to all, able to teach, patient when wronged, with gentleness correcting those those who are in opposition, if perhaps God may grant them repentance repentance leading to the knowledge of the truth, and they may come to come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, having been having been held captive by him to do his will.” 2 Tim. 2:24-26
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God, The Counselor
“‘Bring them here to me,’ he said. And he directed the people to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.” Matt. 14:18-20
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Secular vs. Biblical Counseling
“See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ.” Col. 2:8
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Secular vs Biblical Counseling Chart
Download the PDF to read the contrasts between secular and biblical counseling.
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