Item description for Christ and Your Problems by Jay Edward Adams...
Overview Do you have problems that seem too great to bear? Do you wonder if there is any way out of the mess you are in? This helpful booklet was written to put such problem cases into perspective. Showing first that no one's problems are unique, Jay Adams offers genuine hope based on God's promise in 1 Corinthians 10:13. Readers will gain the courage needed to take responsible action, knowing that a real solution is to be found in God's way.
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Studio: P & R Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7" Width: 4.2" Height: 0.2" Weight: 0.05 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 1999
Publisher P & R PUBLISHING #97
ISBN 0875520111 ISBN13 9780875520117
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More About Jay Edward Adams
For over 40 years Dr. Jay Adams has been a modern day prophet calling God's people back from their dalliance with unbiblical psychological theory to a renewed confidence in the power of the Holy Spirit and the sufficiency of God's Word to equip the man of God to help his people with problems of living and relationship. Happily, many have heeded his call and over the years a movement, both deep and wide, has developed, consisting of pastors and other Christian workers who have been trained in and are practicing the kind of truly biblical counseling God intended for His people to receive.
Jay Edward Adams was born in Baltimore on January 30, 1929 and was born again about 15 years later in response to the reading of a New Testament that was given to him by a friend. He received his formal training at Reformed Episcopal Seminary (B.D.), Johns Hopkins University (A.B.), Pittsburgh-Xenia Seminary, Temple University School of Theology (M.ST.), and the University of Missouri (Ph.D.). He pastored churches in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, served as a denominational official, a professor at Westminster Theological Seminary, the director of the Doctoral program at Westminster Theological Seminary in California, and then as a church planting pastor in South Carolina. He was also the the founder of the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation in Philadelphia, the National Association of Nouthetic Counselors, and Timeless Texts which now publishes his books.
In 1999 Dr. Adams retired from the pastorate of the church he had planted in South Carolina and has devoted his time to writing and lecturing. In the fall of 2001 the Redeemer Biblical Counseling Training Institute (RBCTI) was established at the Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Moore, SC to provide a vehicle by which Dr. Adams could continue teaching.
When word got out that Dr. Adams was lecturing regularly again we began to get requests for tapes and inquiries about studying by extension. While many of the lectures Dr. Adams has given over the years are available from a variety of sources we have concluded that it would be a blessing to God's people if we could make a quality, structured, video taped course of study available for those who desire to be better equipped to minister the Word of God. Thus INS was born.
While health problems have restricted Dr. Adams' travel schedule, requiring him to slow down physically, he is still anxious to have an ongoing ministry, especially to pastors. He continues to write and though he has to sit behind a desk when he teaches, his lectures are still energetic, lively, and challenging. Those who have been enrolled at RBCTI this past year have given the Institute high marks and report it has been a great blessing in their lives and ministries.
Jay Edward Adams was born in 1929.
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EXCELLENT Counseling Resource Nov 30, 2009
What if scripture was totally sufficent and 1 Cor 10:12-14 were mentioned in every counseling session? These are the types of hope filled moments in this classic biblical counseling booklet. I hand them out at at every pre-counseling/counseling session I have. Many times, this booklet has given people back their time in reminding them of the gospel. I highly recommend it.
Helpful and to the point Feb 9, 2009
This little book (more like a pamphlet) is a great resource that is short and to the point. Adams uses 1 Corinthians 10:13 as the basis. A great resource to give to someone who is going through hard times or to quickly brush up on how to biblically view trials. This book gives hope to those who are hurting, pointing them to Christ.
Great resource! Dec 1, 2008
This small pamphlet is wonderful. A great resource for those counseling others in their struggles but also great encouragement to give to those who feel defeated. Based primarily on I Cor. 10:13, it gives solid truth yet without condemnation. I highly recommend this and it's only 30 pages!
A great big dose of truth in a small package. Sep 13, 2007
This handy booklet from the prolific pen of Jay Adams has become an essential tool for the biblical counselor. No matter what your counselee's presentation problem, the truth in this booklet will speak to it and provide a solid foundation upon which to build future sessions.
"Christ and Your Problems" calls the reader, very early in the counseling process, out of his or her circumstances and back to the essential truth of Scripture to focus on the Lord who ordains and rules over the circumstances. Adams does so by unpacking the rich promises in the single verse of 1 Corinthians 10:13 -- "No trial has overtaken you except such as is common to man, but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tested beyond what you are able, but with the trial will also make a way of escape that you may be able to bear it."
In this commonly quoted verse, Adams finds and expounds four key promises:
1. Your counselee's problem is not unique. Rather, it is common to man. 2. God is faithful. He has our best interests in mind no matter how bad things may seem. 3. God will not allow His children to be tried beyond their ability to bear up under it. 4. God will provide a Christ-honoring way of escape from every trial.
Armed with these truths, the counselee is able to see his problems with fresh eyes, knowing that the sovereign Lord has, in fact, prepared this trial for the counselee's good and God's own glory. I have used this booklet firsthand (including as a counselee myself), and would strongly recommend it to anyone who wants to do more effective counseling, or who is struggling to come to grips with any significant spiritual trial.