Have you ever been perplexed when counseling someone who professes faith in Christ but seems enslaved by a sin that affects every area of life? Do you counsel him as an unsaved, “so-called brother?” Should you believe his profession of faith and seek to nurture him onto a path of holiness? Is there just a missing element of practical repentance or biblical change? Are you obligated to start the process of church discipline? A life-dominating pattern is one of the most difficult counseling issues to deal with because there are so many issues to consider. This session will attempt to answer these questions and show the importance of Gospel-oriented counseling whether dealing with the saved or unsaved.
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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Stuart Scott is an Associate Professor of Biblical Counseling at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; ACBC Fellow and board member; Biblical Counseling Coalition council board member; married with two children and three grandchildren; B.A., Columbia International University; M.Div., Grace Theological Seminary; D.Min., Covenant Theological Seminary.
He is the author of Exemplary Husband and co-authored Faithful Parent and Counseling the Hard Cases as well as authoring or co-authoring and contributing to several other works.