Various Forms of Counselor Pride and Their Remedies

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Author: John Henderson


From the coup of Satan in heaven to the rebellion of Adam and Eve in the Garden, from Cain’s murder of Abel through every other sin recorded in Scripture right up to the final assault against Jesus Christ in Revelation 20, there runs a basic thread of pride. We should not be surprised if pride bubbles over in our hearts as we minister to others. Pride can take many forms. We need the numerous means of humility. It helps to dig into particulars. A general knowledge of our enemies is not as valuable as specific knowledge. General repentance is not quite as transforming as specific repentance. In this session, John Henderson considers the various forms of pride we experience and exude as ministers of God’s Word, which will help us consider the various remedies the Lord has assigned.

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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About the speaker: 

John Henderson has served as a counseling pastor in the local church over the past 15 years.  In addition, he helps oversee the Center for Church Equipping for the Association of Biblical Counselors. He has written a three-volume biblical counseling curriculum for the ABC and a marriage preparation book Catching Foxes. His prayerful desire is to see the gospel of Jesus Christ redeem and transform the hearts and lives of people in real and practical ways. John and Ruth married in 2000 and have five children. He received a Masters in Psychology and a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of North Texas.