This is the introduction to a series of posts intended to outline CCEF’s biblical counseling booklets.
For those who do not know CCEF (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation), it is a counseling ministry grounded in Word of God, committed to exalting Jesus Christ, and building up local churches. The guys (and gals) involved in this ministry (e.g. Paul David Tripp, Timothy Lane, Michael Emlet, David Powlison, and Edward Welch) are seasoned, gospel-centered counselors. They combine biblical wisdom and practical advice for some of the thorniest issues–depression, divorce, eating disorders, pornography addiction, and procrastination to name a few.
If you are in ministry and not familiar with CCEF and their resources, let me encourage you to check them out. If you are not in ministry, but in need of biblical counsel, their resources are some of the best.
Over the next few months, it is my goal to read and outline their counseling pamphlets, listing here some of the Scripture and biblical principles that should help us think about difficult areas of sin and spiritual growth. I hope it will be an encouragement for other pastors, as well as, the members of my own church to see that the Bible really does give us everything we need for life and godliness, and perhaps that others may use these helpful 20-30 page meditative instructions to “preach the gospel to themselves” and counsel others with the Word of God.
Soli Deo Gloria, dss