The C&MA denomination promotes the Fourfold Gospel (an idea coined by A.B. Simpson): Jesus is our Savior, Sanctifier, Healer, and Coming King. It’s a simple way to remember four key elements of Who Christ is and What He does in us and for us. I like it. (Note: these four are NOT all that Christ is!)
Here’s at least one more to add to the Fourfold Gospel that I would recommend – the Lord Jesus Christ is our Creator! We are created in His image according to Gen. 1:26! What an honor!
This truth is key in biblical counseling to provide hope for counselees in understanding their importance and worth to Christ who created them in His image though man’s sin caused man to be “fallen” having a sinful nature. That nature is redeemed by grace through faith (Eph. 2:8-9) as God purifies mankind to conform man BACK to the image of Christ (Rom. 8:29). God loves us far more than we can ever imagine and He wants us to overcome many of the problems in our lives to His glory and for our benefit!
Biblical counseling helps people to understand their worth to Christ and His tremendous love for them!
-Mark (thankful that He’s my Sustainer, too!)