Biblical Counseling

Soma Philadelphia exists so that every man, woman, and child in the greater Philadelphia region can have repeated opportunities to hear and respond to the gospel of Jesus Christ.

We have been in the Bridesburg neighborhood for over a decade and our story began with the purchase of a bar on the corner of Richmond and Buckius. We are now in our own building that has been primarily renovated by our own body of believers alongside others in the community.

PRN Counseling

There are times when our struggle against the brokenness of our lives overwhelms us and our faith community. In these difficult life events our servant leaders partner with the Philadelphia Renewal Network.

In Tim Chester’s book You Can Change he identifies four liberating truths about God:

  • God is Great
  • God is Glorious
  • God is Good
  • God is Gracious

The Four G’s

He suggests that underlying all our sinful behavior and negative emotions is a failure to believe one of these truths at a functional level, thus, we have adopted an idolatrous World View. Embracing, believing, trusting, and delighting in the appropriate liberating truth about God, therefore, has the power to set us free from sin. We need to recognize that this typically involves a daily struggle, the fight of faith, which we together with, our missional community and our elders, engage in.  These four liberating truths offer a great diagnostic tool for addressing sin in our lives and in the lives of others. They reveal to us our crisis of belief:

  • God is Great, so we don’t have to be in control.
  • God is Glorious, so we don’t have to fear others.
  • God is Good, so we don’t have to look elsewhere.
  • God is Gracious, so we don’t have to prove ourselves.

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Soma Philadelphia exists so that every man, woman, and child in the greater Philadelphia region can have repeated opportunities to hear and respond to the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

MISSIONAL COMMUNITY

Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion – it is a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ.

Billy Graham

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.

C. S. Lewis