Law and Gospel with Implications for Parish Nursing

By Rev. Dr. Brian German, Assistant Professor of Theology, Concordia University Wisconsin, and Director, Concordia Bible Institute

Lutherans are familiar with Law and Gospel — or are they? Parish nurses often visit people who are experiencing disease or difficulty. Many believe that their problem is due to some specific sin(s) they have committed. The Rev. Dr. Brian German’s presentation will help the parish nurse recognize the difference between Law and Gospel and apply them correctly in interactions with individuals and groups.

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5 Responses to Law and Gospel with Implications for Parish Nursing

  1. Brian Larson March 13, 2016 at 4:56 pm #

    Wonderful teaching! I am very interested in beginning a Christ centered parish nursing/healthcare ministry through my church here in Beaverton Oregon. If anyone has some good advice/resources, I would appreciate being connected.

  2. Jamie Spikes March 21, 2016 at 7:30 pm #

    WOW, what an interesting hour! Faith, Grace, and Experiences of law and gospel are key elements of parish nursing. The faith of congregational members often needs nursing care. Grace is the remedy for their faith weaknesses. Experiencing law and gospel is the opportunity for lessons learned in parish nursing for the congregational members and the parish nurse. Excellent use of the Cranach painting for setting the stage of law and gospel. For Dr. German to include Luther and Walther as good references besides relying on Scripture was very informational.

  3. Joyce Van Matre March 22, 2016 at 12:27 pm #

    I agree with Jamie! This was a well-spent hour and I could even get more depth out of it if I listened for another hour. What came to mind immediately after the program was Romans 11:33-36, the Doxology. I felt totally enriched with God’s grace in giving me the opportunity to do the work of a parish nurse.

  4. Karen Hardecopf March 23, 2016 at 10:27 am #

    Thank you Dr. German…. I appreciated your teaching! I have known many of the people within my congregation for many years, so at someone’s bedside I often remember with them how God was faithful in their past…. and because He is faithful, we can know that God will be faithful today and in the future. Thank you again.

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