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Instructor Bob Hoekstra
Category Christian Life and Practice
Course Provider Blue Letter Bible BLBi

Counseling God's Way


The primary focus of this course, Counseling God’s Way, is to explore the Word of God regarding counseling, discipling, and personal ministry. This wise instruction is helpful for everyone in the body of Christ, as we learn to trust God and His Word for all of life’s situations.

Pastor Bob Hoekstra examines various trends in Christian counseling from the last few decades. Much of the church world today has adapted secular systems of counseling, by integrating human theories or philosophies with God’s absolute Truth. Throughout the course, we are shown time and again that there is no better Counselor than God Himself, Who is our “Wonderful Counselor” (Isaiah 9:6). The Bible is our “plumb line,” which is to be used in counseling all areas of the Christian life. Only God knows the path that carries divine necessity with it, and all those who are guided by the Holy Spirit through Scripture will walk victoriously.

Lesson List
Lesson 1Introduction—The Lord as Counselor
Lesson 2The Lord as Counselor, Part 2
Lesson 3Counseling and Discipleship
Lesson 4Counseling and Sanctification
Lesson 5God’s Word in Counseling
Lesson 6The Holy Spirit in Counseling
Lesson 7Prayer in Counseling
Lesson 8Church Life in Counseling
Lesson 9Who Is to Do Counseling
Lesson 10Equipping for Counseling Ministry
Lesson 11Vital Issues for Counseling
Lesson 12Vital Issues
Lesson 13In Adam or in Christ
Lesson 14United with Christ
Lesson 15Walking According to the Flesh
Lesson 16Walking According to the Spirit
Lesson 17Who We Are in Christ
Lesson 18Renewing of the Mind
Lesson 19Spiritual Warfare
Lesson 20Victory in Spiritual Warfare
Lesson 21Forsaking Our Wonderful Counselor
Lesson 22Turning to Worldly Counsel
Lesson 23Counseling Session Guidelines
Lesson 24Questions and Final Exhortation