A personal story.个人故事. A living metaphor: We need all the metaphors of the Bible that talk about who and what the church is: a family, a body, a temple, a kingdom, a new humanity, a new creation, an assembly.
What is the challenge? 有何挑战?
How do we take this foundation and actually put it into practice?
What does Biblical counseling look like for you tomorrow, next week, in the months to come?
Counseling as a Gateway 辅导是途径
Recognizing the providence of God in bringing this person into your life.
Seeking an entry-gate into the heart for the giving of the gospel. 寻找一传福音的门径。
What should not be done 不应做的事
Christian counseling as rehabilitation – old nature, sinful self make-over
Christian counseling as therapy – help a person to have good positive emotions
Christian counseling as religion – help the person to obey God without a relationship to God 53Foundations of Biblical Counseling
圣经辅导基础 作为宗教信仰,基督徒辅导——帮助别人在没有与 神建立关系的情况下顺服 神
What can be accomplished 可以实现的事
What must be done 必须做的事
What cannot be done 不能做的事
Counseling as Discipleship 门徒的辅导
A helpful model: I want to suggest the following model to help you with locating counseling in the life and ministry of the church.
社会福音事工(Public Ministry of the Word) 包括外圈的公共辅导【Public counsel】 与内圈的个人辅导【Personal Counsel】 公共辅导 (Public counsel ): 危机门徒(Crises Discipleship)【Galatians 6 Overwhelming sin issues dealt with in formal. Nouthetic counsel 加拉太书 6 章 用劝慰式辅导处理强大的罪性】
教会纪律(Church discipline)【Mathew 6 Un-repented of sin issues confronted, corrected or disciplined. 太 18 面临、纠正、惩戒不悔改的罪性】 个人辅导【Personal Counsel】:
Personal Counsel Self Direct engagement with the Word. One Another Mutual engagement with the Word and wise peers. Mentoring Mentored engagement with the Word by wise and trusted friend/Shepherd. Public Counsel Church Discipline (Matthew 18) Un-repented of sin issues confronted, corrected or disciplined. Crises Discipleship (Galatians 6) Overwhelming sin issues dealt with in formal, Nouthetic counsel.
自我(Self ) 【Direct engagement with the Word.直接与道相连】
辅导(Mentoring) 【 Mentored engagement with the Word by wise and trusted friend/Shepherd.
彼此关联(One Another) 【 Mutual engagement with the Word and the wise peers. 与 道及智慧同伴彼此相连。】
One Anothering 相互关联(自身辅导与辅导他人)
Crises Discipleship 危机门徒
Think about this Matthew 7:15–29 想一想 太 7:15-29
Here is a final word and warning for working together in counseling.
“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit. A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus you will recognize them by their fruits. “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in
your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’ “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.” And when Jesus finished these sayings, the crowds were astonished at his teaching, for he was teaching them as one who had authority, and not as their scribes.