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The Work of Christ

Biblical Counseling and The Work of Christ. Photo: In the Shadow of the Cross St Martha by Art4TheGlryOfGod CC BY-ND 2.0

At a recent Counselors Roundtable we looked at Biblical Counseling and the Work of Christ. In the audio below¬†Jim highlights some counseling implications of Christ’s work in glorifying the Father.

  • Intro (00:00 – 00:29)
    • Review of recent roundtable discussion
    • The work of Christ – Jesus’ triumph in glorifying the Father
  • Three Aspects of Jesus’ Triumph (00:30 – 00:57)
    • Jesus glorified the Father
    • Jesus is the only Savior
    • Jesus is the Solution
      • Standard (conformity to Him)
      • Source of all change
      • Sphere
  • Applied to a Counseling Scenario (00:58 – 02:44)
    • Marital bliss in personality styles
      • Doesn’t cohere to accomplished work of Jesus
    • Jesus made much of the Father
      • Personality styles make much of creature, not Creator
    • Jesus slays selfishness
      • Personality typing affords rights and absolves responsibilities
    • Jesus demonstrated full obedience
      • Didn’t roar like a lion, or please man like a retriever
    • Jesus is source of change
      • Must look to Him (not personality styles) to be conformed to Him (2 Cor 3:18)
      • Must abide in Him
  • Conclusion (02:45 – 03:11)
    • One’s hope is in something or someone
    • Real hope is in Savior alone
    • Must accomplish His kind of work–making much of God–your greatest joy

10,000 Blessings in The Wonderful Counselor,

Jim