Luther’s words of pastoral counsel were Word-saturated.
While we often see Luther as a theologian-reformer, he envisioned himself as a pastor not only engaged in the pulpit ministry of the Word—preaching, but also in the personal ministry of the Word—counseling.
Martin Luther not only reformed theology; his understanding of the gospel reformed daily Christian living, biblical counseling, pastoral counseling, one-another ministry, and soul care.
In 1519, Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-Five Theses to the church door in Wittenberg, launching the Protestant Reformation. For the 500th Anniversary of that world-changing event, I’ve collated 95 Martin Luther quotes from my book: Counseling Under the Cross: How Martin Luther Applied the Gospel to Daily Life.
Daily behold in Christ’s gospel mirror your gracious Father saying to you: Forgiven! Welcome home! Saint! Victor!”
We know Martin Luther as a great Reformer from 500 years ago. But do we know how his biblical ministry can reform our lives and ministries today?