The Bible is a powerful tools of the Christian faith.
Did you know that the idea for the word “coaching” springs from an ancient Biblical Model called “mentoring?”
Proverbs 27:17 – Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.
Psalm 145:4 – One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts.
Proverbs 22:6 – Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.
2 Timothy 2:2 – And what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.
The Bible is an encouraging tool for discipleship and a tool for coaching! The Bible even encourages us to use the book for these tasks!
1 Corinthians 9:24
24 Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.
This can be used to help with goal setting and in trying times to realize that life is a race, think big picture.
1 Timothy 4:8
8 For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.
This one is awesome, it is a great reminder that we are spiritual beings with a physical bodies and emotional minds. This is the topic of a book I am currently writing a manuscript.
1 Peter 5:5-7
Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.