Prayer and Biblical Counseling

Prayer

Do you have something you need prayer for? Prayer is an important part of the life of the believer and we are also instructed to pray for one another. Please allow us the opptortunity to minister to you in prayer.

Fill out the form on our Prayer Requests page or email us at pray@cbcwilmington.org.

 

Biblical Counseling

Interested in receiving counseling?

Thank you for interest in pursuing Biblical Counseling. To facilitate scheduling an appointment, please complete the following counseling forms: 

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Once you’ve completed the forms, please e-mail them to linda@cbcwilmington.org.
 
You will be contacted via phone once your packet has been reviewed.
The Scriptures teach that all of humanity is totally depraved (Eph. 2:1-12). It was“through one man (Adam) that sin entered into the world and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned” (Rom. 5:12). This depravity has contaminated every aspect of humanity—man’s heart, mind, emotions, and will. Man, therefore, has no ability to do spiritual good or to work out his own salvation (I Cor. 2:14).
 
It was God who offered man freedom from the penalty of his sins through the sufficient atoning work of His Son, Jesus Christ. The atonement of Christ is applicable to those who have been called, regenerated, and have repented of their sins as a result of their faith in Christ (I Cor. 1:22-24; Eph. 2:8-9).
 
In Romans 8:29, Paul states that whom God “foreknew He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son”. Real faith will inevitably produce a changed life through the power of the Holy Spirit by the illumination of God’s truth—His Word. We are called upon by God to be transformed (Rm. 12:2). We are to fight against sin as we pursue glorification. Change takes place for the believer when he understands God’s purpose in trials and temptations (Deut. 8:1-3); when the lies and lusts of the heart are exposed; when Biblical help and hope are brought through the use of the Word whereby the believer gains understanding of His promises and grace (2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Pet. 1:2-4); when Biblical repentance is seen, indicating a real, heart change brought about by the “putting off” of sinful behavior and the “putting on” of Godly behavior. Change is brought about by believing with the heart and bowing to the Lordship of Christ (Rm. 10:9-10).
 
Biblical counseling is an important ministry of the church. Although Biblical counseling is a shepherding task (Heb. 13-17) and it is the Pastor/Elders who are given the task of shepherding the flock (Acts 20:28), the Bible makes it clear that to some extent every believer is to be involved in doing counseling and receiving counsel (Rom. 15:4; Matt. 28:18-20).
 
It is the church that has the resources for effective counseling. Counselees can grow as they participate in the worship of the church, fellowship with other believers and in observing the ordinances of the church. It is Christ who gives the church authority to help people change. Because of these reasons, counseling is both legitimate and effective when it is carried out under the authority and within the fellowship of the local church.
 
In summary, biblical counseling is the heart of sanctification and discipleship for the believer. God’s Word is sufficient. His divine power has “granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness...” (2 Pet. 1:3-4). No one and nothing else can deliver us from our sinful condition.