Justification by Faith
June 25, 2017
Justification is pardon from both the guilt and power of sin, made possible by faith, the only necessary condition of justification.
God’s Love to Fallen Man
July 2, 2017
All of humanity became sinners because of the disobedience of one man (Adam); yet all receive the gift of holiness and life eternal because of the obedience of the one man (Jesus).
The Original, Nature, Properties, and Use of the Law
July 9, 2017
The Lutheran faith is built upon a balancing act – a dialogue – between the law and the gospel. We often tout the law as the base of our faith. But what is the law? Where did it come from? And why does it exist?
The First Fruits of the Spirit
July 16, 2017
Even those who are the most faithful – those who seek Christ and are led by the Spirit – will have faults; we will fail. But in our love of God and at the responsive love of God for us, we may continue to live faithfully, even though we continue to sin.
The Witness of the Spirit: Discourse One
July 23, 2017
Our faith is not a matter of subjective opinion, but of belief instilled by the Spirit. The sermon makes the distinction between ways in which we feel the assurance of God (subjective belief) and the objective grounding of the movement of the Spirit. Wesley takes a both/and solution – stressing personal consciousness and the prevenient work of the Spirit.
July 30, 2017
“The almighty, all-wise God sees and knows, from everlasting to everlasting, all that is, that was, and that is to come, through one eternal now. With him nothing is either past or future, but all things equally present. He has, therefore, if we speak according to the truth of things, no foreknowledge, no afterknowledge.” What does that even mean? Come and find out!
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