Summary: Free online Christian Bible studies, books, and other resources on biblical counseling, mentoring, and helping others. Resources provide information and advice for pastors, therapists, mentors, teachers and others who help people. These studies are for everyone is a counselor.

Summary: Bible studies and books on biblical counseling, mentoring, helping others.

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Counseling, mentoring, and helping others

Looking for information on biblical counseling? These online Bible studies and books offer practical, scriptural information and help for counselors, pastors, mentors and anyone else who wants to help others more effectively. Check this page—as well as other topics listed below under “More topics”—from time to time, since more studies are added periodically. For individuals, mentors, and small group studies.

Feel free to print or download these Bible studies for personal use. (Visit this page to read our reprint policy.)

Counseling, mentoring, and helping others

Bible studies for biblical counselors, pastors, mentors and anyone who wants to help others. Ideal for small group studies. (Visit this page to read our reprint policy.)

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Bible verses about counseling and mentoring

 

Prepare yourself spiritually

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth (2 Timothy 2:15).

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God (Colossians 3:16).

Do not let this book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful (Joshua 1:8).

 

Be compassionate

Like one who takes away a garment on a cold day, or like vinegar poured on soda, is one who sings songs to a heavy heart. (Proverbs 25:20)

Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as Christ forgave you (Ephesians 4:32).

Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you (Colossians 3:13).

Build each other up (1 Thessalonians 5:11).

Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others (Philippians 2:4).

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails (1 Corinthians 13:4-8).

Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of one’s friend springs from his earnest counsel (Proverbs 27:9).

Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted (Galatians 6:1).

 

Pray for wisdom

The first to present his case seems right, till another comes forward and questions him (Proverbs 18:17).

 

Turn to the Bible

My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge (Hosea 4:6).

See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ (Colossians 2:8).

For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart (Hebrews 4:12).

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17).

Unless otherwise noted, all Bible verses are from the 1984 New International Version.

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