In this article, Adams advocates for good preaching as a way to cultivate expertise in “preventative spiritual medicine.” Adams maintains that preaching the whole counsel of God is a vital part of “preparing God’s people for works of service” (Eph. 4:12) and minimizing the amount of time a pastor will have to spend in corrective private counseling. Adams then moves into an extensive discussion of the primacy of teaching and the procedure of teaching.
The Pulpit Teaching Ministry As Preventive Counseling
from the Journal of Biblical Counseling 2:1 | Winter 1978