Call To Die

Then [Jesus] said to them all, "If anyone wants to come with Me, he must deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow Me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life because of Me will save it. (Luke 9:23-24, HCSB)

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Follower of Christ, husband of Abby, member of Kosmosdale Baptist Church, and tutor/staff member at Sayers Classical Academy.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Do You Want to Become a Better Counselor?

[Reprinted from Between Two Worlds.]

David Powlison’s counsel:

You will not go wrong if you plunge into Paul’s letter to the Ephesians.

Master it.

Be mastered by it.

Work Ephesians into your thinking, your living, your prayers, and your conversation.

The Bible is vast and deep, and human life is diverse and perplexing. But in a pinch you could do all counseling from Ephesians. It’s all there: the big picture that organizes a myriad of details.

Seeing with New Eyes: Counseling and the Human Condition Through the Lens of Scripture (P&R; 2003), p. 17.

[One benefit of working at Dorothy Sayers Classical School is that this year I will have the opportunity to memorize the first two chapters of Ephesians along with my students (who are being tested on their memory of these chapters).]

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