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Request for prayer

--- Please pray that the Gospel presentation document "How To Get To Heaven" in various languages on this website would be readily accessed, effectively understood, and instrumentally used by the Lord to bring countless numbers of people around the world to salvation through faith in Jesus Christ.


A key passage to shape a philosophy of ministry for biblical counseling:

2 Timothy 2:24 "And the Lord's servant must not quarrel; instead, he must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful.  25. Those who oppose him he must gently instruct, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth, 26. and that they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil, who has taken them captive to do his will."

 Counseling 

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Counseling used with Leadership:

Leading Change - Reducing Resistance Through Counseling (Research Paper)
Proposes and describes a theoretical strategy of utilizing biblical counseling in order to reduce resistance to the implementation of change in a church or ministry
.rtf .doc .pdf

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Lay counseling training curriculum for free download, for Christian ministry spiritual care, biblical, editable, printable, can be easily customized or projected, NIV-based

Seminar Series Teaching Lessons:
Biblical Counseling Training for Lay Counselors

Session 01 - Distinctives For Counseling That Is Biblical .htm .rtf .doc .pdf
Session 02 - Presenting The Gospel .htm .rtf .doc .pdf
Session 03 - Identifying, Exposing, And Treating Ungodly Or Sinful Habits, Behavior Patterns, Thinking, Speaking, Etc. .htm .rtf .doc .pdf
Session 04 - Depression, Anxiety, And Anger .htm .rtf .doc .pdf
Session 05 - Drug And Alcohol Addictions .htm .rtf .doc .pdf


For a List Of Abbreviations used within these documents, click here (to access the list on the "Abbreviations & Copyrights" page).

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Christian help and guide e-book ( free download) for parenting a troubled child or teenager and how to deal with their serious mental problems and spiritual disinterest using a ministering and lay counseling approach, biblical, printable, can be easily customized or projected, NIV-based

E-book (full-text) - Children Of Fire: How to Effect Positive Lasting Change in Your Troubled Youth

Children Of Fire .htm .rtf .doc .pdf

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A list of common counseling topics and sin stronghold topics for free download.  For each topic there are listed several Bible references that can be applied in counseling that particular topic.  This list can be used as a printout that you can carry in the back of your Bible for quick reference.

Quick List of Bible References .htm .rtf .doc .pdf

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Troubled Marriage:

For a wife who is experiencing misery from her unbelieving husband, God has delineated a specific solution approach for her to use in how she should respond to her husband.  See and study the information in the following link for the Bible lesson for 1 Peter 3:1-6.

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Psychological Conditions:

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Dissociation:


This disorder is primarily characterized by having a split personality, in which splitting or dividing of the personality and mental functioning into compartments called ‘alternate identities’ occurs when the person is severely abused during childhood years. Usually, dissociative persons and people around them are unaware that their personality is compartmentalized (or dissociated).

In order to assist you in evaluating the possible presence of dissociation in a person (if no such diagnosis has ever been made by a mental health professional), the following is a list of typical characteristics and behaviors that a dissociative person may display:

- - In public, the person appears normal and is able to blend in to conform to most kinds of social environments that he/she desperately wants to fit in to (like a chameleon). But in private when details of the person’s thinking and behaviors are exposed, it is obvious the person has major problems functioning and adapting socially. 

- - The person has ‘mood’ swings, which are usually minimally fairly intense. Each mood will have its own distinct perspective that has a specific theme. The person seems to at times readily switch or flip between moods. Some examples of moods that may indicate dissociation are: Accuser, I-Hate-The-World, Exaggerator, Sexually Needy, Sexually Deviant, Pessimistic Fatalist, Rage, Threatener, Intimidator, Demander, Manipulator, Blamer, Antagonizer, Arguer, I-Want-To-Fight, Controller, Profuse Liar, Profuse Cussor, Giddy, Unfair, Strife, Hopelessness, I-Am-King/Queen/God, Depression, Anxiety, Masquerader, Rebellion, Revenge, Seclusion, Harm Self, Destroyer, or Narcissist.

- - At times, the person appears mentally pathetic, or irrational, or illogical.

- - The person has memory gaps or unreasonable chronic forgetfulness.

- - The person easily and immediately explodes into a fit of intense rage, which can last days, weeks, or even months.

- - The person has a love/hate relationship with parents or spouse.

- - The person exhibits significant difficulties holding a job or maintaining a marriage.

- - The person experiences vivid traumatic nightmares or memories.

- - The person is mentally unstable or has a history of being in and out of psychiatric hospitals.

During my years of counseling, I have found that every dissociative patient I extensively counseled had endured major trauma from witchcraft abuse, witchcraft torture, or witchcraft ritual ceremonies. Some of them initially had some access to memories of their past witchcraft abuse and some of them initially had blockages that prevented access to their memories of past witchcraft abuse.

Through Biblical counseling of this disorder, amazing results have been accomplished in achieving permanent integration of the counseled personality compartments, psychological healing of past abuse, neutralization of recurring trauma from corresponding vivid memories, removal of connected co-occurring disorders, spiritual cleansing, and spiritual sanctification.

Research Thesis: Treatment For Dissociation - An effective biblical counseling-based treatment approach for dissociation in residential treatment group home adolescent girls

Treatment For Dissociation .rtf .doc .pdf

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Angelman Syndrome:


The condition known as 'Angelman Syndrome' may have a significant spiritual problem at its core, which Biblical counseling may prove to be successful in facilitating healing for.  In the following Bible passages, there are profound similarities and possible indications that a direct link can exist between the medical symptoms of Angelman Syndrome as featured below, and significant spiritual problems: 

- - Matthew 17:14-20 NIV - seizures, suffering, and falling into harm (inability to adequately or consistently control movement and balance)
- - Matthew 9:32-34 NIV - cannot speak
- - Matthew 12:22 NIV - blind (eye problems)
- - Luke 6:17-18 NIV - troubled (probably physical ailments and/or mental agitation, could include sleep problems)
- - Luke 9:37-42 NIV - suddenly screams, falls to the ground, and then convulsion (or violent muscle contractions), foams at the mouth; it scarcely ever leaves (is frequent and ongoing), and is destroying the person

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Autism:


The condition known as 'Autism' has characteristics that are very similar to or coincide with some of the symptoms listed in the Scripture verses above (for Angelman Syndrome).  Again, biblical counseling may be the only counseling approach that has the ability to cure this condition because it can successfully and effectively access the power of God to heal the root spiritual causes of this condition.

 

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                    What's New
                  
(free downloads):

________ August, 2021 ________

- - New sermon-or-lesson outlines are now being added for the 
Book of '1 Peter'.

_______ November, 2020 _______

- - A new document, 'Spiritual Gifts', has been added to the 'Doctrines' web-page, to assist believers in better identifying, comprehending, and using their spiritual gifts.

________ August, 2020 ________

- - A new document, 'End Times Speculations', has been added at the top of the 'Doctrines' web-page, to provide information about the shocking sudden worldwide event, known as the 'Mass Abductions' or the 'Mass Vanishings', in which countless numbers of people float up into the sky and then disappear - all at the same time.   Also included are other select aspects of end times events of the 'Great Tribulation'.

- - Almost all documents are now also available in .rtf format, for free download (of course).

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- - A new web-page, 'Photos', has been added, to provide photographs of nature, which can be used for such purposes as backgrounds, wallpapers, PowerPoint slides, and etc.

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- - A new web-page, 'Children's Ministry', has been added, to provide free resources for ministering to children.

- - Stay Faithful To Fulfilling Your Calling:
If developments or circumstances beyond your control have caused you to leave or be removed from ministry functioning that God has called you to do, be aware that your calling to ministry from God is not cancelled by God even though you have gone through a rough time and your ministry functioning has ended.

Your calling to ministry from God remains valid and active for the remainder of your life, unless you have disqualified yourself in some manner (see v.27 in 1 Corinthians 9:22-27).

" ...let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us " (from Hebrews 12:1).

In the account described in John 21:1-17 after the crucifixion of Jesus, Peter and some of his fellow disciples had returned to their previous occupation of fishing (vv.1-3).

Jesus appeared to them and essentially said to Peter, "Peter, what are you doing out here - returning to your former occupation of fishing?  I called you out of that secular occupation and into ministry, so why are you abandoning that calling just because you encountered some setbacks in your ministry functioning?  If you truly love me, you will stay faithful to fulfilling the calling that I have on you - even when the going gets tough." (from vv.15-17).

If your are no longer able to secure or afford the same kind of ministry work that you were previously doing, then God may want you to shift to a slightly different kind of ministry work, but nevertheless your calling is still in effect.

Find some way to resume and continue doing ministry work, in obedience to God's calling on you.
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- - Expect Things To Get Worse:  
The amount of wickedness and evil in societies is growing exponentially in the world today, at a substantially escalating rate, particularly during the last decade.

Wickedness and evil have become emboldened, being practiced and promoted openly through the accommodating that avenues of various media platforms provide
(Romans 1:32).

The Kingdom of Darkness and its human cohorts are accomplishing new great victories for their agendas that promote depravity, and they are winning the war of evil versus good. 

Because the battle for us true believers in Christ is ultimately with the Kingdom of Darkness, consequently, the extreme hostile and confrontational polarization within societies between the agents of wickedness and the ambassadors of righteousness is expected, natural, and even inevitable as we true believers "take our stand against the devil's schemes" and labor to advance the righteousness of Christ, which simultaneously serves to confront and hinder the advancement of the degradation of societies
(Ephesians 6:11-13).

As we progressively draw closer to the 7-year Tribulation period during which God will bring widespread catastrophic judgment upon the wickedness of those humans living in that 7-year period, until then we can expect that conditions in societies will continue to degrade, proliferate, and accelerate toward ever-increasing open pervasive wickedness.

Thereby, expect proponents of wickedness to continue increasing the amount and intensity of their combativeness, hostility, deceptive claims, accusations, confrontations, and etc. against righteousness and, by extension, against us true believers in Christ, who stand up for righteousness
(Philippians 1:9-14).
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