Transcendent Gospel

A Foundation for Counseling

Alone. Separated. Before Christ, we stood against Goad and against each other. Now, through Christ, we can enjoy union with God and His children. Charles Ware speaks about his passion for the gospel and its unifying power. He advocates for a biblical basis for counseling that centers on the Christ’s death and resurrection. 

Charles Ware is President of Crossroads Bible College, a conservative evangelical institution dedicated to training Christian leaders to reach a multiethnic urban world for Christ. He is on the Board for the Association of Baptists for World Evangelism, the Association for Biblical Higher Education, Anchors Away, and The Biblical Counseling Coalition.  

The gospel cuts beneath layers of racial tensions and cultural tensions. Jesus unites us into one family. Now, we are brothers and sisters who work together to glorify God and spread the Good News. We can use the gospel as the foundation of biblical counsel. 

In what ways have you seen the gospel transcend cultural, racial, or social barriers?
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John 13:35 (ESV)

35 By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

Scripture quotations marked (ESV) are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Jesus’ love sets us apart as His children. When has the love of others shown you Jesus? How could our love for one another push others toward Christ?
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Charles said we should counsel others from a biblical view. In what ways could you pour into others this week in a way that promotes Christ’s love and unity?
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The truth of the gospel fuels Christians in all areas of life, even in counseling. As you counsel others this week—whether professionally or not—focus on ways you could use elements of the gospel story in your approach. Remind others of the hope we have in Jesus and the unity He provides through the Church. 

To learn more about The Biblical Counseling Coalition, click here.