God's Word is Sufficient

Everything Necessary for Life and Godliness

In light of the world’s secular psychology, christians and leaders may feel intimidated and unable to truly minister to someone facing mental illness. Watch as Wayne Vanderwier, Executive Director of Overseas Instruction in Counseling, reminds believers that God’s Word is more than sufficient to speak into complex situations.

Though it is easy to feel inadequate in the face of complex issues, believers can rest in the truth that God has equipped us to minister well. His Word is sufficient.

Have you ever felt inadequate or ill-equipped to minister to someone who is struggling with mental illness? What did you fear would happen? How did you respond?
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Wayne encouraged believers to reframe the issues at hand, and think in biblical terms. How might you reframe certain issues and begin to think in biblical terms, rather than operate in the world’s psychological categories? How might you address anxiety from a biblical viewpoint? Depression? OCD or PTSD?
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Read 2 Peter 1:3, below, and meditate on all that God has granted to believers. He has equipped His people with everything necessary for life and godliness. 

2 Peter 1:3 (ESV)

Confirm Your Calling and Election

3His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence,

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.

How does the knowledge of God’s Word and power of the Holy Spirit empower you to minister to those around you who may be struggling with complex issues?
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This week, how could you begin to intentionally rely on the power of God’s Word and the Holy Spirit to guide you in ministering to others? In what ways could you confidently engage with those around you?
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Even without a degree in psychology, believers are equipped with God’s Word and able to effectively  minister in the power of the Holy Spirit to those around them. 

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