Restoring Confidence in the Sufficiency of the Scriptures for the Soul Care of God’s People in Selected Southern Baptist Churches in Shawnee, Oklahoma
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ABSTRACT RESTORING CONFIDENCE IN THE SUFFICIENCY OF THE SCRIPTURES FOR THE SOUL CARE OF GOD’S PEOPLE IN SELECTED SOUTHERN BAPTIST CHURCHES IN SHAWNEE, OKLAHOMA John Michael Massey, Sr., D.Min. The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2018 Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Heath B. Lambert This project was designed to train key lay people and pastors from local Southern Baptist Churches in understanding the doctrine of the sufficiency of the Scriptures and the basics of biblical counseling. It also exposed them to the basics of biblical counseling. Chapter 2 is the biblical rational for the sufficiency of Scriptures. Several key passages were discussed. Chapter 3 is a discussion of the history of biblical counseling from the Puritans to the present day. The drift from a biblical understanding of man to a psychologized view of man and sin was discussed. Chapter 4 explains the implementation of the project. The training schedule is discussed session by session. Chapter 5 is an evaluation of the impact on those participating in the training. The strengths and weaknesses of the class are discussed.