Now that another Sunday is almost upon us, I shall post links to last Sunday’s sermon on the Sheep and the Goats (Ez. 34:11–16, 20-24, I Cor. 15:20-28, Matt. 25:31-46), and the shorter sermon I preached at our Thanksgiving Eve service (Deut. 8:1–10, 1 Tim. 2:1–4, Luke 17:11–19). Tomorrow the new Church Year begins!
“But if You Do Not Forgive Others Their Trespasses, Neither Will….” Is God’s Love Really Unconditional?
As Thanksgiving is upon us are there persons that you need to forgive? Consider this post an attempt at doing “the third use of the law”, the topic of my last several posts… I am currently teaching a beginning Christianity course to university students. On the discussion boards last night, one asked this challenging question: […]
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“For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do.“ — Galatians 5:17 I’ve been doing a bunch of posts about “The Third Use of the Law”. […]
“…the Law of God is useful… to the end that… when [men] have been born anew by the Spirit of God…they live and walk in the law” — FC VI: 1 Here it is, a practical question Americanized Christians indoctrinated into toxic freedom might not immediately get, but most all little kids can probably make […]
The texts for the day: Rev. 7:2-17, I John 3:1-3, Matt. 5:1-12
Lutherans like to emphasize that we love and serve God by loving and serving our neighbor. In short, it is we, not He, that need our good works. This is indeed an excellent Scriptural truth to emphasize.* That said, there is no doubt that there are many congregations – Lutheran and otherwise – who might […]
Did I preach two different sermons last Sunday? No, I just never posted my sermon from the preceding week, since I was busy driving to Texas, driving back from Texas, and running over deer-sized roadkill, not necessarily in that order. So here’s my sermon from two Sundays ago, on Divine Providence and Isaiah’s prophecy concerning […]
So maybe Luther had some good points (careful Mr. Douthat….). But will God (and perhaps the Church at large?) vindicate Him for His actions (as we hear endlessly: unleashing thousands of denominations, each man his own Pope…)? Over at my own blog, theology like a child, I have been re-cycling previous posts on the Reformation. […]
I recently did a five part series of interviews on Issues etc. on the Reformed confessions. Here are the programs: The Three Forms of Unity The Westminster Confession The Westminster Confession Part 2 The 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith The Thirty Nine Articles of Religion