Our distinctives are what set us apart. They reflect our core convictions, the ‘why’ behind what we do. They tell you what kind of church we are, and what kind of church we are trying to be by God’s grace.
“The Scriptures emphasize to us the absolute centrality of the ministry of God’s Word. It is through the ministry of the Word that the Lord is most pleased to make me more like Jesus. And while He’s doing that in me, He’s doing that in you.”
Is direct and personal counseling from God Himself—aided by godly men and through His Word—is sufficient for comfort and growth? In part 2 of our series on biblical counseling, we look at that very issue.
Where do we go when we are soul sick? What are we to do when the inner turmoil seems impossible to overcome? Can the word of God and the gospel of Christ really be enough to counsel us in all situations?
God's will is that we have Christian relationships that are open and honest, brothers or sisters to whom we can confess our failings (Jas. 5.16). If we don't, it's doubtful whether we actually have Christian relationships at all. But we need to be honest about the danger of honesty.