Biblical Counseling-The Difference
Foundational to biblical counseling is the reliance on the Word of God as the only authoritative guide for all of life, including what we are to believe, how we are to live, and how we are to address our problems. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 says,
“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.”
The Bible is unique in its scope and ability to address all that is “common-to-man.” No self-help book or secular counselor can boast the measure of hope laid forth in the Scriptures.
The biblical counselor is trained to “rightly handle the word of truth,” in order to reveal the principles of biblical counseling in the counseling environment. The biblical counselor does not base counsel on man’s wisdom, opinions, experience, or concepts of behavior, but instead looks to God’s own Word to see what God says. Isaiah 55:8-11 says,
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.”
Biblical counselors seek to bring the full range of biblical truth to focus on the counselee’s need. Hebrews 4:12 says,
“For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”
This verse offers confirmation of the trustworthiness of Scripture.
Reigning Grace counselors are no exception. Our counselors are trained and certified by the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) and the International Association of Biblical Counselors (IABC). We rely on God’s Word in the counseling setting. Biblical counseling at Reigning Grace Counseling Center offers hope to souls that are hurting-hope that is derived solely from God’s Word.
The Scope of Biblical Counseling
Biblical counseling addresses a range of problems confronting mankind including: broken marriages, parent-child relationships, fear, depression, drug and alcohol abuse, tension, anxiety, worry, and any other problems that may result in mental and/or physical immobility. In short, the biblical counselor is equipped to face problems we have within ourselves, with our relationship to God, and with our relationship to our fellow man. 2 Peter 1:3 says,
His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence…
(816) 694-1677 (Main Number)
(816) 673-6360 (Training Program)
Offices at Faith Community Church:
4214 NW Cookingham Dr.
Kansas City, MO 64164
28 Westwoods Dr., Suite 200
Liberty, MO 64068
Reigning Grace Counseling Center is not a licensed counseling agency, nor are its counselors psychologically or medically-trained therapists.
We offer ‘pastoral’ counseling intended to bring life change through heart change.