The heart of Luther’s healing counsel involved turning people back to the heart of God—revealed in Christ.
Many people are surprised, if not shocked, at how comforting Luther was in his writings. They picture Luther as the bold Reformer. These 15 quotes remind us that alongside Luther’s boldness was another side—the tender pastoral shepherd.
I’ve started working on book 14: Martin Luther’s Pastoral Counseling: Counseling Under the Cross. In my previous post, I shared snippets from chapter 5: Gospel-Centered Comfort for Suffering. Today, I’m offering a taste of chapter 7: Christ’s Medicine for Suffering. Counsel of the Word In 1523, two Augustinian friars, Henry Vos and John van den
Ask any pastor (as numerous surveys have done) what is the most difficult and even intimidating aspect of their ministry, and they will tell you “pastoral counseling.”
In Gospel-Centered Counseling, I seek to address the biblical counselor’s core question: “What would a model of biblical counseling and discipleship look like that was built solely upon Christ’s gospel of grace?”
Biblical pastoral counseling involves listening well together to our counselee’s story and to Christ’s gospel story at work in our counselee’s life.