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I have had the privilege for the past 35 years to work full time in ministry on the staff of the largest Biblical Counseling Network in the World.
All of the lessons we use in this course are part of that ministry; and there is a manual that all the members of this network use as they counsel around the world.
I also have had the privilege for over 35 years to work personally with the Senior Counselor of this Biblical Counseling Network.
Probably the greatest honor in all of my life has been to know that this man is my friend; and that He has taught me everything I know and use as I counsel.
In fact, every person I meet with, right down to those today: I think about Him as I counsel.
I think about, each time I listen to people’s struggles, of how much I am totally indebted to Him as a Counselor, to His incredible insights, His Words He has written down about Biblical Counseling, and His method of counseling.
2. The Goal of our
When the elders approved this course here at Calvary, my goal was to get all of those who joined the class into as close a working relationship with this Man as possible.
He is the greatest living counselor alive today, and has the most advanced understanding of every counseling situation, and to all graduates of this course.
He offers special access to advice, guidance, and personal help sessions as you counsel. So I hope you stick with this course.
3. The Biblical Counseling Textbook
We are Training You to Use
I have an old, well-used, worn out, and starting to fall apart edition of that counseling manual that I’d like to use this evening.
As we study, all of my references to key discipleship and counseling truths come from this manual. Many of you have newer and older editions of this manual, and almost all Christians in the world also have copies, but many of them do not know what they have, or how to use that manual.
4. Getting to Know the Leading
Biblical Counselor in the World
Tonight we are learning how to apply the principles of the only counseling manual, guide, and reference book that God authorized, personally wrote, and uses on a daily basis in this global network of counselors.
To understand this manual and the counseling network, please open your copy of the Biblical Counseling & Discipleship Manual to Isaiah 9:6.
Yes, the manual is the Bible, and the network of counselors is made up of all obedient believers throughout all the ages of God's Word to mankind.
This class this evening is an extension of the Biblical Counseling & Discipleship ministry that God started, wrote about, and supports in every way.
All of us are in training to renew or join that ministry. That is why we all signed up to ne a part of this Biblical Discipleship & Counseling 101 ministry.