Most of the counseling we do is with believers who would claim to be saved by grace. But there’s a dark side to this saved by grace that keeps getting exposed. Do you find yourself trying to help Christians who know they’re saved by grace, but they keep trying to live the Christian life in their own strength? It’s all about what they’re trying to do to serve God, and please God, and earn His favor. So how can you counsel and give homework that stays focused on grace and the Savior of grace without the process turning into one more performance trap that’s focused own their own effort? Find out what to emphasize and what to avoid – as you keep the main thing the main thing.
This is a session from the Biblical Counseling Training Conference hosted by Faith Church in Lafayette, Indiana.
People are looking for the hope that there are answers for their hurts, their difficulties, and the challenges they face. Since 1985, the Biblical Counseling Training Conference has been equipping ministry professionals and lay leaders to skillfully, confidently, and lovingly minister God's Word to those looking for answers.
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Brad Bigney is the Senior Pastor of Grace Fellowship Evangelical Free Church (Florence, KY); ACBC certified; instructor and counselor in biblical counseling at Grace Fellowship Church; married with five children; B.S., Bible Teaching, Columbia Bible College; M.Div., Columbia International University.