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Focus Bible College: Counsel From The Cross.
Chapters 9-Appendix

People who believe in the _________ ___________ put their faith in whatever happens to be this week’s “six steps [or seven habits] to success.” In doing so, they intrinsically put faith in themselves as people who can follow those steps and develop those habits if they just try hard enough. When it comes to our ability to attain glory from our own efforts, sadly, we are all far too optimistic. ( P. 169-172 Fill In The Blanks )
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Living for the glory story is like chasing a __________: it looks so good out there in the distance, but once we attain the sought-after accomplishment, transformation, or acclamation, we see another on the horizon, and the pool we’re standing in is not the refreshing spring we thought it would be; it is only a putrid mud hole or another stretch of bone-dry sand. ( P. 169-172 Fill In The Blanks )
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Yes, we must pursue obedience, but that obedience must always be ____________, formed by Christ’s cross. We must seek to obey because of the cross , find the grace to obey because of the cross , and live free from condemnation whether we succeed or fail in the light of the cross . The cross must be our only story, as Paul boldly proclaimed: “For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified” (1 Cor. 2:2). ( 172-175, Fill In The Blanks )
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The Lord foretells his denial, and Peter responds with bluster, denying that Jesus knows anything about what’s going to happen. But within a few short hours Peter’s fall occurs, and, because he had placed such great confidence in himself, he went out and “wept bitterly” (Matt. 26:75). The unavoidable end of the glory story is always utter despair; there is no other possibility . ( Summarize Peter's perception of the Glory Story in his life, and how Christ's prophetic word and later revelation changed Peter's Story. )
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“Simon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded to have you, that he might sift you like wheat, but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.” Peter said to him, “Lord, I am ready to go with you both to prison and to death.” Jesus said, “I tell you, Peter, the rooster will not crow this day, until you deny three times that you know me.” (Luke 22:31–34) ( Give your commentary on this passage )
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After Peter’s denial and before the weight of what he had done had fully fallen upon him, his loving Redeemer reestablished contact with him. “And the Lord turned and looked at Peter. And Peter remembered the saying of the Lord. . . . And he went out and wept bitterly” (Luke 22:61–62). The pain that Peter felt as his self-assurance and self-confidence were crushed was evidenced by his violent wails as he glimpsed his soul’s poverty in the light of his Savior’s loving gaze. But this lesson was not all pain. ( Reflect upon and comment on the differences between Peter's revelation and response and Judas to their guilt. )
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Why Biblical Counseling is preferable to the various ways of counseling that are available in this secular society? ( Chapter 10 )
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All of our anthropologies and methodologies for helping others will flow either out of the Bible or out of the anthropological presuppositions of the men and women who propound and promulgate them. Of course, there are many among us who seek to eclectically combine the truths of the Bible with the tenets of whatever forms of psychology most appeal to us, but in the end, because these systems are in competition with one another, one will eventually consume the other. ( Your opinion and perspective )
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Every psychology from Freud on has been developed in the belief that there is no Creator-God and that man owes no allegiance to anyone besides himself. This is the ultimate fly that spoils the ointment of every modern psychotherapy. Man is not, as Freud and his ilk believe, autonomous. He is a ___________ _________in dire need of a help from outside himself. Because God is our creator, his knowledge of us is perfect and complete. ( P. 186-189 ) ( Fill In The Blanks )
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“No creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account” (4:13). God has told us who we are, and he has told us where we can discover information about ourselves—in Scripture. ( Comment On This Passage. )
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Biblical counselors also define the goal of their counseling (and all of life) as not merely the alleviation of suffering but the living of life for the glory of God. Although we always hope for alleviation of suffering, we have a higher goal than the here and now. Our goal is that the God who loved us, who gave his Son for us, would be glorified through us, and that the name of Jesus Christ would be praised. ( P. 189-191 )
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Biblical counseling reflects the “trust transfer” that is part of our Christian faith. (P. 189-191 )
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...“breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work” (2 Tim. 3:16–17). ( Comment On This Passage Of Scripture )
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Give a short summation on what Biblical Counseling means to you.
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