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Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe | November 23, 1975

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Many Christians forget that to grow in Christ, we need His counsel. Those that do seek guidance may choose to lean on other people instead of the One best qualified to give us advice and lead us to the correct decision. In this message, Pastor Wiersbe explains four truths we learn from Jesus’ name “Counselor.” 

Transcripts for Dr. Wiersbe's sermons are forthcoming. Below is an outline of his message.


When the government of our lives is on Jesus’ shoulders, His names become very real to us.

Everyone at some point in time needs guidance and counsel.

Who do you go to for counsel?

As believers in Jesus Christ we can go to the Son of the living God for counsel.

Far too many Christians do not take advantage of Jesus Christ the Counselor.

We will never grow in our Christian lives if we only lean on other people rather than God Himself.

Jesus Christ is the only counselor who can really help us.

Jesus as Counselor reveals several important truths to us:

-       We need counseling.

  • It is not possible for us, in our sinful nature, to direct our lives as we are supposed to.
  • We are like sheep, prone to wander from the Lord.
  • The more we walk with the Lord, the more we discover how easy it is not to walk with the Lord.
  • Our minds are limited; we don’t know all there is to know about ourselves or this world.
  • We live in a world that puts pressure against Christians.
  • The only way we can really grow is by getting counsel from the Lord.

-       Jesus is qualified to counsel us.

  • Jesus is God; He is omniscient.
  • Jesus has perfect wisdom and knowledge.
  • Jesus became a man, so He knows the struggles we go through.
  • Jesus loves us, and because He loves us, He wants what’s best for us.
  • Jesus will always tell us the truth in love.
  • Jesus is patient with us in our struggles, and He gives us time to grow and develop.
  • When Jesus counsels, He helps us understand our own hearts.
  • Jesus always prays for the people He counsels.

-       We can receive Jesus’ counsel.

  • Because of the Holy Spirit, Jesus’ counsel is always available.
  • The Holy Spirit works with the Son to impart wisdom, counsel, and might.
  • The Word of God is like a group of people to counsel us.
  • The Word of God transforms our minds so we can develop a spiritual radar for the ways of God.
  • God uses friends who know the Lord to counsel us.

-       We must sincerely desire Jesus’ counsel.

  • Seeking after God as our counselor takes work.
  • Wait on the Lord for His counsel.
  • Accept and obey God’s counsel when it comes.
  • We learn in obeying, and we grow in doing.

God’s counsel is available to us, but are we available to do as He says?

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