For the Truth.
For the Church.
For the World.
For the Glory of God.

Heath Lambert

Counseling and the heart of Christ

  “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them does not leave the ninety-nine in the open country, and go after the one that is lost, until he finds it?” Luke 15:4   In Luke 15, the religious leaders were upset with Jesus.  Some people who were messed up…

Three key connections between knowing God and staying pure

The most important thing you can do in your pursuit of purity is to get to know the living God Sexual Sin Our world is awash in sexual immorality. Whether it is adultery, pornography, fornication, or gay marriage it seems that our culture is not only experiencing, but also embracing the full buffet of sexual…

What Martin Luther taught me about counseling

  Reformation Day   497 years ago Martin Luther nailed up his 95 Theses.  We celebrate that day as the beginning of the Protestant Reformation.  I am thankful for all the ways that Luther impacted the church, for all the ways that Luther advanced the Kingdom of Christ, and for all the ways we will…

Part 4 – Mental illness, spiritual issues, and suffering | Can Jesus heal mental illness?

  The following post is part three in a series of posts titled: Can Jesus heal mental illness? by Heath Lambert. Read also part one , two, and three of this series. In this post I want to talk about the relationship of suffering to the spiritual issues that our culture often refers to as mental illness. At times the biblical counseling…

Part 3 – The importance of the body | Can Jesus heal mental illness?

  The following post is part three in a series of posts titled: Can Jesus heal mental illness? by Heath Lambert. Read also part one and two of this series. Jesus, healing, and the spiritual nature of mental illness In Part 1 of this series I discussed the difficulty of defining mental illness because it is not a…

Part 2 – Mental Illness and the Healing of Jesus | Can Jesus heal mental illness?

  The following post is part two in a series of posts titled: Can Jesus heal mental illness? by Heath Lambert. You can read part one here.   “Mental illnesses” are spiritual issues In my previous post I tried to demonstrate that mental illness is not a concrete object like a wheelbarrow, but is an abstract…

Counsel the Word: A conversation between Heath Lambert and Jay Adams

In the following videos, Heath Lambert discusses biblical counseling and its relationship to expository preaching, calvinism, ecclesiology etc. with Jay Adams, author of Competent to Counsel and founder of the modern day biblical counseling movement. Part 1: What is the relationship between biblical counseling and preaching? Part 2: What is the relationship between biblical counseling…

Can Jesus heal mental illness? — Part 1

  One of the questions we get asked a lot in the biblical counseling movement concerns whether Jesus can heal those with a mental illness. The question is asked by people who are concerned about Scripture’s sufficiency and Jesus’ relevance to deal with the most difficult problems that people face. Before we can answer the question we…

Balancing family and ministry: Part 2: situations, seasons and accountability

  In Part 1, I discussed two of the five categories that I think of when answering young ministers about how to balance their family and ministry. This part discusses the rest of those five principles that, while not hard and fast rules, have been helpful for my family and ministry. 3.  Unique Situations Beyond…

Balancing family and ministry: Part 1: priority and capacity

  Over the last several weeks I have been pulled aside by several young pastors asking me for advice. They want to know how to balance the demands of ministry and the demands of their family. These are younger guys in their 20s and 30s and they are stressed out. They’re feeling the pull to produce and be…