Mental illness is not something invented by secular psychiatrists. Rather, it is part and parcel with living in fallen, sinful world. Treating mental illness as purely a spiritual disorder is very hurtful to those who struggle with mental illness because it points them to the wrong solution. In this section of the lecture "Integration Issues in Christian counseling" Lee Eclov reads an e-mail from a young pastor who had the problems with anxiety and invites you to do the case study.
Baptism celebrates the believer’s entrance into Christ’s church. Do the candidates for baptism need a lot of training to be baptized? How should a pastor perform baptism? In this section of the lecture "General Work of Pastoring" Lee Eclov talks about the basic elements of baptism and explains the symbols of baptism.
Secular psychology had a way of muddling and contradicting biblical claims about human relationships, mental health, and purpose of life. So what makes counseling Christian? In this section of the lecture "Integration Issues in Christian counseling" Lee Eclov shares a list of characteristics of Christian counseling and answers the question: "Can Christian counselors benefit from secular psychology?".
What do we need to worship God? What is the job of the pastor in leading people to worship God? What should a prayer focus on? In this section of the lecture "General Work of Pastoring" Lee Eclov talks about basic elements and skills that are traditionally a part of worship services.
With the rise of modern psychology pastors, the only “professional” Christian counselors at the time were confronted with the ideas of these secular ways of describing and treating people’s problems. In this section of the lecture "Integration Issues in Christian counseling" Lee Eclov tells us about different approaches to psychology and counseling in history. Watch this lecture to learn more about Jay Adam's who absolutely opposed to integration with secular psychology.
Satan may attack a believer in a way no one expects, but usually certain behaviors open people to demonic activity. In this section of a lecture Lee Eclov talks about activities which surrender the mind and other activities that make a person vulnerable to Satan. He shares stories and personal experience about demonic oppression and gives Christian ground rules that will help to take back the ground which Satan has claimed in his life and surrender to Christ.
Whatever is good for the soul will naturally be good medicine for body, mind and emotions. In this section of the lecture "The Care &Cure of Souls" Lee Eclov continues to talk about people who just want the problem solved and don't focus on their soul. Watch this video to learn several rules or guidelines which will help to understand the workings of the soul.
What do we know about Satan’s work against believers? In this section of the lecture "Spiritual Warfare in Counseling" Lee Eclov looks at key passages in the Scriptures about the father of lies. Do you want to be prepared to deal with issues of spiritual warfare? Watch this video to find the answers about demonization.
One of the features of a good counselor is the understanding of biblical teaching about human beings in their relationship with God. In this lecture Lee Eclov turns to Genesis 3 which provides 'biblical psychopathology' and helps to sort through what is being presented to the counselor as he engages with the counselee. Watch this video to learn about three dynamic processes necessary to the transformation in a person's life.
In this lecture Lee Eclov shares several observations about grief. He reads the email of his friend Marilyn, whose husband suddenly died. The grief journey was getting the best of her. She thought that God took her husband's life to humble her. Watch this video to learn what Pastor Lee wrote to her in response.
In Mathew 11 we find John in prison. His suffering is so great that he has doubts even though he has heard God speak from heaven. What can we learn from that account? In this session Ronnie Stevens: - speculates about John's expectations; - explains what Jesus means in verse 11 when he speaks about John the Baptist; - talks about two fantastic experiences we will have in heaven.
We come to the place in John 4 where Jesus has revealed to the Samaritan woman who He is. In a very short time He teaches her who she is and who God is. In this session Ronnie Stevens: - talks about an effective evangelistic presentation; - explains the goal of evangelism; - highlights three marks of true conversion; - shares an important principle about harvest.
In Luke 19 Jesus honors a dishonorable person, a tax collector in Jericho. He reminds us of who we are and what we are supposed to do. In this session the teacher: - provides a historical background that helps to understand the account of Zacchaeus; - explores the truths about Jesus and Zacchaeus; - explains why people needed law; - uses interesting examples to illustrate the main points.
In this section of his lecture Dennis Kizziar shares his experience of a pastor when he was introduced to the world of church discipline. He gives answers to some of the most significant questions that surface whenever the subject of self-discipline arises. Where do you start? What sins should be disciplined? When should it take place? Why should it be done? What answers does the Scripture give to these questions? Watch this video to find that out.
Jesus looks at the scene of death and He is very sad. In this encounter with Jesus Martha and Mary are going to learn more about His ministry. In this session the teacher: - talks about the emotions of Jesus in John 11 and explains why He wept; - unpacks the account of a miracle in which Jesus brings Lazarus of Bethany back to life four days after his burial; - encourages students to do the ministry Christ gave them.