As I’ve said before, all Christians are called to counsel (or admonish) one another (Colossians 3:16-17). The question is not “Should you counsel?”, but rather “What kind of counsel will you give… good counsel or bad counsel?” You do not need to sit across a desk from someone in an office or have them lay on a couch in order to give them counsel. We can give counsel in a ten-minute conversation in the parking lot or over coffee at Starbucks. The place is not important, nor the degree of formality or informality. What’s important is whether the counsel is biblical.
To that end, our senior pastor, who is also over our counseling ministry at CBC, led us to a ministry with a wealth of free biblical counseling messages online for download. The ministry is called the Institute for Biblical Counseling and Discipleship (IBCD).
Click here for a direct link to hundreds of counseling messages covering a variety of issues (Anxiety, Communication, Depression, Forgiveness, Marriage, Parenting, Singleness, Stress, etc.) from speakers like Dave Harvey, Elyse Fitzpatrick, Lou Priolo, and Ed Welch.