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LEVEL I - Theological Foundations For Biblical Counseling

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Included Lectures C100

  • 101 L1 - What Makes Biblical Counseling Biblical?
  • 101 L2 - The Theological Foundations for Biblical Counseling
  • 101 L3 - The Doctrine of God and Biblical Counseling
  • 101 L4 - The Doctrine of Christ/Holy Spirit and Biblical Counseling
  • 101 L5 - The Doctrine of Truth/Scriptures and Biblical Counseling
  • 101 L6 - The Doctrine of Man/Sin and Biblical Counseling
  • 101 L7 - The Doctrine of The Gospel/Salvation and Biblical Counseling
  • 102 L8 - The Doctrine of Mortification/Sanctification and Biblical Counseling
  • 102 L9 - The Essence of Spiritual Development/Maturity and Biblical Counseling
  • 102 L10 - The Doctrine of Spiritual Warfare/Sanctification Process and Biblical Counseling
  • 102 L11 - The Point of Choice/The Purpose of Life
  • 102 L12 - Physical Illness/Christians on Psychotropic Drugs and Biblical Counseling
  • 102 L13 - The Need of Relationships and Biblical Counseling
  • 102 L14 - Understanding of the Church and Biblical Counseling

SECTION 101 (1-7)

101 L1 - What Makes Biblical Counseling Biblical?

This lecture outlines the three schools of thought in relation to counseling. The lecture then distinguishes biblical counseling from other kinds of counseling to demonstrate its origin from Scripture and its’ necessity for Christians.

101 L2 - The Theological Foundations for Biblical Counseling
This lecture evaluates elements of Systematic Theology and its’ relevance to the practice of biblical counseling.

101 L3 - The Doctrine of God and Biblical Counseling
This lecture explores the importance of understanding the Character and agenda of God and the relevance of that to biblical counseling.

101 L4 - The Doctrine of Christ/Holy Spirit and Biblical Counseling
This lecture explores the importance of understanding the Person and Work of God the Son and God the Holy Spirit and the relevance of this insight to biblical counseling.

101 L5 - The Doctrine of Truth/Scriptures and Biblical Counseling
This lecture provides a definition of truth as well as explores the purity and inerrancy of Scripture and demonstrates the relevance of this insight to biblical counseling.

101 L6 - The Doctrine of Man/Sin and Biblical Counseling
This lecture evaluates the creation and nature of man and the impact of sin on mankind. This lecture also shows the importance of understanding this information in light of biblical counseling.

101 L7 - The Doctrine of The Gospel/Salvation and Biblical Counseling
This lecture explores essential components of the gospel and salvation and the relevance of this insight to biblical counseling.

SECTION 102 (8-14)

102 L8 The Doctrine of Mortification/Sanctification and Biblical Counseling
This lecture provides definitions of mortification and sanctification while comparing and contrasting theses two doctrines. This lecture also articulates the relevance of know this insight to biblical counseling.

102 L9 The Essence of Spiritual Development/Maturity and Biblical Counseling
This lecture explores the definition and goal of spiritual maturity and the relevance of this insight to biblical counseling.

102 L10 The Doctrine of Spiritual Warfare/Sanctification Process and Biblical Counseling
This lecture articulates the key elements of spiritual warfare (i.e. the flesh, the world, and the devil) and how these elements can hurt the sanctification process. This lecture also explains the relevance of this insight to biblical counseling.

102 L11 The Point of Choice/The Purpose of Life
This lecture demonstrates that in essence you have two key choices, either to be God-centered or self-centered. This lecture also explores the purpose of life from God’s perspective and the relevance of this insight to biblical counseling.

102 L12 Physical Illness/Christians on Psychotropic Drugs and Biblical Counseling
This lecture articulates the origin of physical illness and how God can use it in the life of people. This lecture also explores central reasons why Christians may take psychotropic drugs along with biblical insights to consider about psychotropic drugs. In addition, this lecture provides counseling methods on how to counsel people in relation to physical illness and psychotropic drugs.

102 L13 The Need of Relationships and Biblical Counseling
This lecture explores a biblical perspective for the creation and pursuit of relationships. This lecture also explores specific avenues that relationships can take for the glory of God and the relevance of this insight to biblical counseling.

102 L14 Understanding of the Church and Biblical Counseling
This lecture provides basic principles about what the church is and how it is to operate along with relevance of this insight to biblical counseling.

LEVEL II - Biblical Framework Counseling

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Included Lectures C200

  • 201 L1 - Understanding The Nature and Importance of Biblical Counseling
  • 201 L2 - The Nature of Mankind an the Ramifications for Life Issues
  • 201 L3 - The Peace and Perspective Needed for Spiritual Development/Relationships
  • 201 L4 - The Biblical Framework
  • 201 L5 - Biblical Framework pt 2
  • 201 L6 - Expressions of Love
  • 201 L7 - The Conscience and Biblical Counseling
  • 202 L8 - Emotions
  • 202 L9 - Fear
  • 202 L10 - Biblical View of Self-Esteem, Self-Image, and Self-Love
  • 202 L11 - The Effect of Thinking on the Physical Body, Two-Level Sin, Hypercriticism
  • 202 L12 - Forgiveness
  • 202 L13 - Decision Making in the Will of God
  • 202 L14 - Distinguishing between Gossip and Sharing

SECTION 201 (1-7)

201 L1 Understanding The Nature and Importance of Biblical Counseling- This lecture outlines the three schools of thought in relation to counseling. The lecture then distinguishes biblical counseling from other kinds of counseling to demonstrate its origin from Scripture and its’ necessity for Christians.

201 L2 The Nature of Mankind an the Ramifications for Life Issues- This lecture guides us into evaluating the nature of man, what he can and cannot control and the relevance of this insight to counseling people biblically.

201 L3 The Peace and Perspective Needed for Spiritual Development/Relationships- This lecture explores the importance of peace, the value of embracing our salvation along with the importance rejecting counterfeit approaches to life change. This lecture also explores the value of embracing God’s tools for handling relationships.

201 L4 The Biblical Framework- This lecture identifies the key elements of the Biblical Framework Counseling model.

201 L5 Biblical Framework pt 2- This lecture goes into further exploring the elements of the Biblical Framework Counseling model and the implications of this model in reference to anger.

201 L6 Expressions of Love- This lecture identifies practical ways an individual can walk in love towards God and walk in love towards others along with essentials for spiritual development. This lecture also shows the relevance of this insight to the Biblical Framework Counsel model.

201 L7 The Conscience and Biblical Counseling – This lecture provides a definition of the conscience from a biblical perspective along with exploring the purpose and mechanics of the conscience. This lecture also demonstrates the relevance of this insight to  the Biblical Framework Counseling model.

SECTION 102 (8-14)

202 L8 Emotions- This lecture provides a biblical perspective on the topic of emotions along with the implications this perspective has in the practical issues of life.

202 L9 Fear- This lecture identifies the four categories of fear mentioned in the bible and how to address them according to the Biblical Framework Counseling model.  This lecture also demonstrates how to use the Biblical Framework Counseling model to diagnose mental disorders.

202 L10 Biblical View of Self-Esteem, Self-Image, and Self-Love- This lectures categorizes and shows the distinction between self-esteem, self-image, and self-love from a biblical perspective. This lecture also demonstrates how apply these distinctions from a Biblical Framework Counseling model perspective.

202 L11 The Effect of Thinking on the Physical Body, Two-Level Sin, Hypercriticism
This lecture explores the spiritual heart and body dynamic as well as the how sin can take on two dimensions in relation to the Biblical Framework Counseling model. This lecture also explores the premise and practice of hypercriticism. In addition, this lecture also works through how to diagnose and address life issues through the Biblical Framework Counseling model.

202 L12 Forgiveness
This lecture explores a view of forgiveness that contradicts the culture and the popular Christian perspective on forgiveness. This lecture also demonstrates how to apply this contradictory view in everyday situations.

202 L13 Decision Making in the Will of God
This lecture explores the categories of the will of God along with practice ways to apply these categories to making decisions that are right in the sight of God.

202 L14 Distinguishing between Gossip and Sharing
This lecture explores the dynamic of gossip from a biblical perspective and seeks to distinguish gossip form sharing. This lecture also  demonstrates how a counselor can help people share and not gossip in a counseling session using the Biblical Framework Counseling model.

LEVEL III - How To Deal With Life’s Pitfall, Pains, and Problems

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Included Lectures C300

  • 301 L1 - Pride and Humility
  • 301 L2 - The Point of Choice
  • 301 L3 - Idolatrous Lust
  • 301 L4 - Worry
  • 301 L5 - The Fear of Man
  • 301 L6 - Anger and Learning Contentment
  • 301 L7 - Self-Esteem, Self-Image, Self-Love
  • 302 L8 - Trials/Suffering/Depression
  • 302 L9 - How to Deal With the Past
  • 302 L10 - Decision Making
  • 302 L11 - Living by Purpose
  • 302 L12 - The Cycle of Relationships
  • 302 L13 - Abuse, Separation, Divorce, Remarriage
  • 302 L14 - Categories of Sorry, Biblical View of Illness, Psychotropic Drugs and Biblical Counseling

SECTION 301 (1-7)

301 L1 Pride and Humility- This lecture provides a definition of pride from a biblical perspective along with practical descriptions and prescriptions for how to address it. This lecture also provides a definition of humility from a biblical perspective along with practical descriptions and prescriptions for how to develop in humility.

301 L2 The Point of Choice- This lecture demonstrates the biblical reality that ultimately every choice you make in life is either God-centered or centered.

301 L3 Idolatrous Lust-This lecture walks through the concept of idolatry and concept of lust from the Old and New Testament. The lecture demonstrates the difference between the two and how they work together to create the practice of idolatrous lust.

301 L4 Worry- This lecture provides a definition of worry along with practical descriptions and prescriptions for how to address it accordingly.

301 L5 The Fear of Man- This lecture provides a definition of the fear of man along with practical descriptions and prescriptions on how to address it accordingly.

301 L6 Anger and Learning Contentment- This lecture provide a definition of anger along with practical descriptions and prescriptions for how to address it. The lecture also guides students into understanding that sinful anger is always tied to reaction to desires that have become demands are not being fulfilled. In addition this lecture gives a definition of contentment along with practical descriptions and prescriptions for how to develop in it.

301 L7 Self-Esteem, Self-Image, Self-Love- This lecture provide a biblical perspective and definition of self-esteem, self-image, and self-love along with descriptions and prescriptions on how to handle accordingly.

SECTION 302 (8-14)

302 L8 Trials/Suffering/Depression- This lecture provides practical ways to understand and deal with trials. This lecture also provides a description and prescription for suffering and depression.

302 L9 How to Deal With the Past- This lecture articulates that one’s past is not their problem but their present attitude, desires, and actions towards the past that is their problem. This lecture also provides practical ways to deal with the past.

302 L10 Decision Making- This lecture helps us understand how God speaks and guides us today in relation to making decisions.

302 L11 Living by Purpose- This lecture teaches us how to organize our lives around God’s agenda for living.

302 L12 The Cycle of Relationships- This lecture demonstrates what happens when we walk in pride or humility and the cycle that develops in our relationships accordingly.

302 L13 Abuse, Separation, Divorce, Remarriage- This lecture seeks to provide a balance between finding safety from a abuser and seeking to keep the marriage covenant accordingly. This lecture also gives a biblical perspective on how to deal with separation, divorce and remarriage.

302 L14 Categories of Sorry, Biblical View of Illness, Psychotropic Drugs and Biblical Counseling- This lecture identifies 5 categories of sorrow found and scripture and how to handle them accordingly. This lecture also provides a biblical perspective illness and how to address it. In addition, This lecture gives a description and prescription on how to address Christians who are taking psychotropic drugs.

LEVEL IV - Marriage and Family

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Included Lectures C400

  • 401 L1 - The Purpose of Life/Being a Sincere Follower of Jesus Christ
  • 401 L2 - Understanding Manhood and Womanhood
  • 401 L3 - Why Do We Need Relationships?/The Biblical Definition and Design of the Family
  • 401 L4 - Building Relationships with God’s Agenda in Mind/Making Friends/A Biblical Perspective on Dating
  • 401 L5 - The Purpose of Marriage/The Role of the Husband/The Role of the Wife
  • 401 L6 - The Pursuit of Oneness/The Practice of Giving Love to Your Spouse
  • 401 L7 - The Principles of Sex in Marriage/ How to Affair-Proof Your Marriage
  • 402 L8 - Developing Effective Communication in Marriage/Resolving Conflict
  • 402 L9 - The Danger of Worshiping Our Spouse
  • 402 L10 - Foundations for Parenting/The Role of the Father/The Role of the Mother/The Role of the Child in the Family
  • 402 L11 - Fathers (Parents), Do Not Provoke Your Children to Anger/ (Parents), Bring Them Up in the Discipline of the Lord
  • 402 L12 - Parents, Bring Them Up in the Instruction of the Lord
  • 402 L13 - Abortifacients
  • 402 L14 - Living by Purpose

 

SECTION 401 (1-7)

401 L1 The Purpose of Life/Being a Sincere Follower of Jesus Christ - This lecture identifies the central purpose of our existence and how we can develop in pursuing Jesus Christ and becoming like Him accordingly.  

401 L2 Understanding Manhood and Womanhood -  This lecture provides a definition of manhood and womanhood along with the principles of how to develop in manhood and womanhood.

401 L3 Why Do We Need Relationships?/The Biblical Definition and Design of the Family -This lecture works through a practical, biblical explanation of the need of relationships as understood through Ecclesiastes 4:9-12. In addition, the lecture unfolds the dynamics of the family and the implications the family has on all of  society.

401 L4 Building Relationships with God’s Agenda in Mind/Making Friends/A Biblical Perspective on Dating - This lecture explores the reality of the fact that we are Ambassadors to Unbelievers and Builders of Believers. It also provides biblical principles for develop godly friendships. Moreover, the lecture provides insights into how Christians can  date in a God-honoring manner.

401 L5 The Purpose of Marriage/The Role of the Husband/The Role of the Wife - This lecture provides practical insights from Genesis 2 into the purpose of marriage along with explaining the role of the husband and wife from insights in Ephesians 5.

401 L6 The Pursuit of Oneness/The Practice of Giving Love to Your Spouse - This lecture provides a definition of oneness along with providing categories couples can pursue to develop in oneness. The lecture also gives practice ways husbands and wives can express love to one another.

401 L7 The Principles of Sex in Marriage/ How to Affair-Proof Your Marriage - This lecture show us why sex is important and should be valued in a marriage. This lecture also lays out the anatomy of an affair along with practical steps to protect a marriage from an affair.

SECTION 402 (8-14)

402 L8 Developing Effective Communication in Marriage/Resolving Conflict- This lecture

highlights key principles for how a husband and wife can communicate in God-honoring ways along with the source and solution to conflict.

402 L9 The Danger of Worshiping Our Spouse- This lecture explores the how we can use our spouses as means to satisfy our selfish desires.

402 L10 Foundations for Parenting/The Role of the Father/The Role of the Mother/The Role of the Child in the Family – This lecture provides a comprehensive understanding of parenting and the various roles each person plays in the immediate family.

402 L11 Fathers (Parents), Do Not Provoke Your Children to Anger/ (Parents), Bring Them Up in the Discipline of the Lord- This lecture provides an exposition and practical understanding of what it means to apply Ephesians 6:4 in relation to disciplining children.

402 L12 Parents, Bring Them Up in the Instruction of the Lord- This lecture provides an exposition and practical understanding of what it means to apply Ephesians 6:4 in relation to instructing children.

402 L13 Abortifacients- This lecture explains a biblical perspective of birth control and factors to consider in light of birth control.

402 L14 Living by Purpose- This lecture teaches us the importance of living by values, guidelines, and guardrails, established by God through His Word.

LEVEL V - The Dynamics of Biblical Counseling

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Included Lectures C500

  • 501 L1 - Every Christian a Counselor
  • 501 L2 - Lessons I have Learned
  • 501 L3 - The Big Picture
  • 501 L4 - Policies/Consent To Counsel/ Personal Data Inventory
  • 501 L5 - The Eight “C” s and Initial Counseling Session
  • 501 L6 - The Cul-de-sacs of Life/ Tracks of Counseling
  • 501 L7 - Data Gathering/Case Report Form
  • 502 L8 - When Encouragement is Not Enough
  • 502 L9 - Hope
  • 502 L10 - Emotions
  • 502 L11 - Understanding and Dealing With Categories of Sorrow
  • 502 L12 - What You Cannot and Can Control
  • 502 L13 - The Point of Choice
  • 502 L14 - Developing in Love for God and Love For Others

SECTION 501 (1-7)

501 L1 Every Christian a Counselor- This lecture highlights the essential characteristics of salvation, sanctification and how all this is connected to the practice and procedures of biblical counseling.

501 L2 Lessons I have Learned- This lecture gives key insights in the practice of biblical counseling  that  Dr. Ellen has learned over his many years of experience in teaching and practicing biblical counseling.

501 L3 The Big Picture- This lecture provides a process of how one is to counsel using step by step guidelines.

501 L4 Policies/Consent To Counsel/ Personal Data Inventory – This lecture gives an overview of how one can set up guidelines to counsel at a local church. This lecture also gives examples of a consent to counsel form and how one can use a personal data inventory to set up for counseling.

501 L5 The Eight “C” s and Initial Counseling Session- This lecture gives guidelines and guardrails on how to walk through a formal counseling session with 8 key principles to consider. This lecture also provides insight into how one can start their first counseling session.

501 L6 The Cul-de-sacs of Life/ Tracks of Counseling- This lecture provides insights into how one can address suffering issues, salvation issues, sanctification and sin issues, soma issues, and sage issues.

501 L7 Data Gathering/Case Report Form- This lecture focuses on how to gather data from a counseling session and place it on a case report form.

SECTION 502 (8-14)

502 L8 When Encouragement is Not Enough- This lecture focuses on how to discern when and how  to give the counsel of confrontation, counseling, and encouragement.

502 L9 Hope- This lecture focuses on a biblical view of hope and the importance of guiding people into this kind of hope.

502 L10 Emotions- This lecture focuses on a biblical evaluation of emotions along with how people can address them from a biblical perspective.

502 L11 Understanding and Dealing With Categories of Sorrow- This lecture focuses on a biblical evaluation of sorrow and how people can address sorrow from a biblical perspective.

502 L12 What You Cannot and Can Control-This lecture high-lights central components of where a person is to take responsibility for their choices and the motivation behind those choices. This lecture also highlights areas of life where one lacks control and should not seek to take responsibility.

502 L13 The Point of Choice- This lecture walks through the reality that one is either God-centered or self-centered in his/her choices and the implications this has on one’s quality of life.

502 L14 Developing in Love for God and Love For Others- This lecture explains what it means to walk in love for God and love for others and how to guide individuals into that love.