This Bible study series begins with an invitation from Jesus to come to him, learn from him, and receive rest. Jesus cares for nurses and students and calls us to be his messengers. Follow Jesus in his interaction with people facing different challenges, including death and grief, and learn from him about providing spiritual care in nursing. Consider ways that Jesus and his followers bring justice and hope to the nations.
Following Jesus in nursing gives us a biblically-based, Christian perspective of ourselves, our colleagues, patients and families, and issues in healthcare. These are life-giving foundations for us—and for our profession.
These Bible studies can be used by individuals, small groups, or nurses mentoring new graduates and students to prepare the next generation of Christian nurses.
God is at work in our profession. We are part of the mission of Jesus Christ that will make a difference and bring glory to God. Enjoy the journey of following Jesus through the Bible stories and resources in this series.
Following Christ in Nursing
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Learn the process of discovery to hear God’s Word and allow Scripture to transform you. Each study has questions to guide you into personal application and bring God’s perspective into healthcare. Download PDF
In Matthew 11:28-30, Jesus Christ invites us to come to him and find real rest for our weary souls. He understands the burdens we carry as nurses and cares for us. Download PDF
These passages from Isaiah 61:1-4 and Luke 4:18-19 help us see God’s compassion for people and serve as a foundation for our call to follow Jesus Christ in caring for people today. Download PDF
In this story from Luke 5:1-11, Peter learns that following Jesus involves risky obedience and costly commitment. Download PDF
Jesus encounters pushback when he heals a woman with a deformity in this story from Luke 13:10-17. Download PDF
What can nurses learn from observing how Jesus demonstrates tireless compassion for people with demanding, serious needs? Take a look at Mark 1:25-2:17. Download PDF
In this gospel story from Luke 7:36-50, we see how Jesus breaks the stereotypes of who should be forgiven—and why. Download PDF
In Mark 9:14-29, Jesus walks in on a very sick boy, a distraught father, and his disciples arguing with people in authority. In this crisis, Jesus demonstrates leadership, the power of faith, and compassionate care in a critical situation. Download PDF
In this story from John 4:1-42, Jesus identifies and addresses spiritual thirst in a marginalized and wounded woman. See how Jesus offers life-giving water to thirsty souls. Download PDF
What are your feelings or thoughts about death or dying? Read John 14:1-7 and see how Jesus offers peace and hope through his last words to his anxious friends before he died. Download PDF
In this story from John 11:17-44, we see how Jesus not only comforted grieving friends, but took on death itself through a life-giving miracle. Download PDF
The world is a messy, unjust place, but what is the solution? In Matthew 12:1-21, Jesus confronts the people in power and declares that he is the solution to the problems of humanity. The good news is that we are invited to be a part of God’s redemptive and healing work in our world! Download PDF