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BREED, Douw G.. Breed's biblical pastoral model Scripturally grounded in 2 Peter 1:3-11: An exegetical elucidation. In Skriflig (Online) [online]. 2021, vol.55, n.2, pp.1-9. ISSN 2305-0853.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/ids.v55i2.2673.

In his recent research, Gert Breed has formulated a biblical pastoral model. From his own publications as well as from publications of other researchers, it is clear that Breed's model is of great value to pastoral counsellors. Although elements of the model are included in other people's research publications, Breed has not yet published a complete description of his model. The purpose of this article is to provide Breed's pastoral model with a biblical foundation from 2 Peter 1:3-11 within the context of the entire letter. The method used in this study was to do exegesis of 2 Peter 1:3-11 according to the grammatical-historical model, and to use the results of the exegesis to biblically ground the different elements of Breed's pastoral model. The article found that seven important elements of Breed's model can be Scripturally grounded in 2 Peter 1:3-11, namely: (1) the meta-theoretical starting point regarding the Bible as the Word of God; (2) the need for someone receiving counselling to be born again; (3) the importance of a counselee's relationship with God; (4) change in the life of a counselee through insight; (5) external and internal motivation of a counselee; (6) perseverance in a new life; and (7) the counselee as diakonos of Jesus Christ. Breed's pastoral model is already useful for pastoral counsellors. The exegetical grounding presented in this study increases the usefulness of the model. CONTRIBUTION: This article makes a contribution to the usefulness of Breed's pastoral model by providing it, on the basis of exegesis, with a closer biblical foundation

Keywords : Peter 1:3-11; Pastoral model; biblical foundation; born again; perseverance; insight; motivation; Diakonos.

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