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Counseling God's Way
Series: III. Christian Life and Practice
Course: Counseling God's Way
Instructor: Bob Hoekstra
Enroll for: Grade Audit

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The primary focus of this course, Counseling God’s Way, is to explore the Word of God regarding counseling, discipling, and personal ministry. This wise instruction is helpful for everyone in the body of Christ, as we learn to trust God and His Word for all of life’s situations.

Pastor Bob Hoekstra examines various trends in Christian counseling from the last few decades. Much of the church world today has adapted secular systems of counseling, by integrating human theories or philosophies with God’s absolute Truth. Throughout the course, we are shown time and again that there is no better Counselor than God Himself, Who is our “Wonderful Counselor” (Isaiah 9:6). The Bible is our “plumb line,” which is to be used in counseling all areas of the Christian life. Only God knows the path that carries divine necessity with it, and all those who are guided by the Holy Spirit through Scripture will walk victoriously.

Section I. What Counseling Is
    1. Introduction—The Lord as Counselor
    2. The Lord as Counselor, Part 2
    3. Counseling and Discipleship
Section II. God’s Way in Counseling
    4. Counseling and Sanctification
    5. God’s Word in Counseling
    6. The Holy Spirit in Counseling
    7. Prayer in Counseling
Section III. Counselors and Their Equipping
    8. Church Life in Counseling
    9. Who Is to Do Counseling
    10. Equipping for Counseling Ministry
    11. Vital Issues for Counseling
Section IV. Foundational Truths for Counseling
    12. Vital Issues
    13. In Adam or in Christ
    14. United with Christ
    15. Walking According to the Flesh
    16. Walking According to the Spirit
    17. Who We Are in Christ
    18. Renewing of the Mind
    19. Spiritual Warfare
Section V. Major Threats to Counseling God’s Way
    20. Victory in Spiritual Warfare
    21. Forsaking Our Wonderful Counselor
    22. Turning to Worldly Counsel
Section VI. Counseling Session Guidelines
    23. Counseling Session Guidelines
    24. Questions and Final Exhortation

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