Episode 23: Bringing the Bible to Life (with Kent Kloter)

by | Jun 4, 2024

I have the privilege of welcoming back one of our first guests, Kent Kloter. Kent serves as a church care partner here at BCM, but he has been practicing the ministry of biblical counseling since 1999. He is helping me discuss the important topic of bringing the Bible to life.

This looks like learning to apply Scripture to everyday life and every problem we may encounter. God’s Word speaks directly with divine wisdom through the Spirit to address any of life’s problems.

In this episode, you’ll discover why the Bible is sufficient to address present-day issues, the importance of unity within your church on these issues, the dangers of not having a solid foundation rooted in the sufficiency of Scripture, and so much more.


Key Takeaways

  1. Man’s wisdom is not enough to solve our problems. We need something greater than ourselves to address life’s problems. God’s Word is the source of divine wisdom that can offer solutions to anything we may face.
  2. What we believe about God affects what we believe about His Word. If we believe that God is all-powerful, all-knowing, infallible, inerrant, and more, then we should also believe in the power of His Word. The two are correlated and we cannot have trust in God without also believing what He tells us in the Bible.
  3. Work out your salvation. Scripture tells us in Philippians 2:12 to work out our salvation with fear and trembling. As Christians, we must regularly challenge how our perspective differs from God’s. We do this through wrestling with our ideas, going to Scripture to see what God really says, and removing any incorrect beliefs.


Meet Kent

Kent Kloter is a church care partner for Biblical Counseling Ministries. Kent began in the ministry of biblical counseling full-time in 1999 and received his ACBC certification in 2009. He has been a part of the Bethany Fellowship of Churches since 2006 and retired in April from his role as Pastor of Biblical Counseling at Bethany Community Church. He has been married to his wife, Janell, since 1977 and they have three children and twelve grandchildren.

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