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How Jesus Grieved

Jesus responded to grief with perfect faith in God. Because he did, we now have a perfect example to seek our Father in prayer when we encounter grief that overwhelms us. As biblical counselors, we must use the example of Jesus’ faith and rely on the Holy Spirit that dwells...

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When Jesus Wept

When Jesus weeps over death in the Bible, he physically and emotionally responds to the pain and suffering around him. He doesn’t hide his emotions. He explicitly takes time to be deeply moved not only externally but also at a heart level. It is not an act. It is not...

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Remembering Dr. Tom Zempel

Dr. Tom Zempel 9/24/1944 – 4/24/2016 Today is a hard day.  Yesterday the news came to ACBC that one of our members, Dr. Tom Zempel, died while jogging with his wife.  Tom was the husband of his dear wife Jane, and the father of Benjamin, Jonathan (wife Renee), and Amy (husband Neil). ...

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From Freud to Jesus

ACBC is excited to announce that Dr. Richard Ganz will be speaking at our 40th Annual Conference this October. In 1997, Dr. Richard Ganz gave his testimony at the NANC annual conference. His testimony is called “From Freud to Jesus” and we have made this historic audio available for free. You can listen to his powerful...

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Biblical Counseling, The Sufficiency of Scripture, and the Use of Extra-Biblical Information (Part II)

The Sufficiency of Scripture Biblical counselors believe in the sufficiency of Scripture for counseling ministry. They reject that the corpus of secular psychology contributes anything essential to the discipline of conversational care.  This rejection does not entail a denial that secular psychology ever says anything true or helpful. It is an...

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Biblical Counseling, The Sufficiency of Scripture, and the Use of Extra-Biblical Information (Part I)

Introduction: A New Book, An Old Controversy Last week Zondervan released my new book, A Theology of Biblical Counseling: The Doctrinal Foundations of Counseling Ministry. The overall point of the book is to demonstrate that the kind of discussions that our culture calls counseling, are conversations that are necessarily theological in nature....

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INTERVIEW WITH JAY ADAMS

Southern Seminary recently recorded Dr. Heath Lambert interviewing Dr. Jay Adams. You can watch two videos from the interview at the Southern Blog. Here are some notable quotes from Dr. Adams taken from the footage: "I believe that every congregation is a counseling center. Whether it is a good one or not, or whether...

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Is Anger Always Sinful? (Transcript)

The following is an edited transcription of the Truth in Love Podcast: Episode 27: Is Anger Always Sinful? A Podcast by Dr. Heath Lambert from Monday, December 7, 2015.  [audio mp3="https://biblicalcounseling.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/TIL-027-_-Is-Anger-Always-Sinful_.mp3"][/audio]   One of the problems that everyone faces is the issue of anger. Absolutely every person knows what it means to be angry. Everybody...

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Spiritual Disciplines for the New Year (Transcript)

The following is an edited transcription of the Truth in Love Podcast: Episode 30: Spiritual Disciplines for the New Year (feat. Dr. Don Whitney) A Podcast by Drs. Heath Lambert and Don Whitney from Monday, December 28, 2015.  [audio mp3="https://biblicalcounseling.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/TIL-030-_-Spiritual-Disciplines-For-The-New-Year.mp3"][/audio]   Lambert: As we move towards the New Year many people are starting to think about...

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