Back to Grace – How to Not Turn Your Counselee into a Pharisee

Most of the counseling we do is with believers who would claim to be saved by grace but there’s a dark side to this ‘saved by grace’ that keeps getting exposed.  Do you find yourself trying to help Christians who know they’re saved by grace but they keep trying to live the Christian life in their own strength?  It’s all about what they’re trying to do to serve God, please God, and earn His favor.  So how can you counsel and give homework that stays focused on grace and the Savior of grace without the process turning into one more performance trap that’s focused on their own effort?  Find out what to emphasize and what to avoid – as you keep the main thing the main thing in your counseling.