Jeremy concludes the discussion regarding biblical counseling and its implications on the local church. He demonstrates from Ephesians 4:11-16, that equipping the Saints for the work of the ministry has immediate implications on the church’s ability to equip the believers for one another ministry even to the extent of intensive discipleship, which is biblical counseling. Is there a difference between discipleship and counseling? We’re convinced that there isn’t much difference in terms of the believers responsibility to minister to one another. Discipleship can be viewed categorically; there is intentional discipleship, leading believers to know God’s Word, growing in their knowledge and grace of God. And then intensive discipleship and corrective discipleship, where it’s issue specific or topically specific. Then corrective, where sin is involved towards God and one another. All of this is in the scope biblical counseling and discipleship.
Jeremy in the urgency to one another well with our brothers and sisters in Christ, reminds us that if we’re not barring their burdens, they’re getting help from the secular world that isn’t producing gospel-centered responses to what they're going through. Our culture is overly psychologized and if we’re continuing in our passivity and not being intentional with our neighbor, we’re not presenting a gospel that really saves. Like Eph. 4:14, modern psychology has a doctrine, and it’s humanistic. Look at the self-help section in book stores or literary genres online, it's “me-istic”. Let's push to get biblical counseling back in our local church!!