Concerning Love and the Fulfilling of the Law – part 20

Scripture Text: Colossians 2:8–10

You are not whole because you have filled yourself. If you believe in Christ, you are whole and filled in him, by him, because of him. So far, and as far as this life allows, you will never be whole as a result of your religious works and moral behavior.

Concerning Love and the Fulfilling of the Law – part 15

Scripture Text: Acts 15:7–11

When people hear the gospel and believe, God cleanses their hearts and gives them the Holy Spirit. If we add works and the keeping of the law to the simple requirement of faith in Christ, we test God by seeking to undo what he has accomplished through Christ Jesus.

Concerning Justification, part 50

Scripture Text: Matthew 7:24–27

Justification is no idle dream among Christians. The Church stands upon the promise of God in Christ Jesus. Otherwise, we have built the Church on sand. But the Church has built its house on the Rock.

Concerning Justification, part 48

Scripture Text: Romans 5:1–5

The idea that faith only comes into existence when it is formed by love is contrary to Scripture. Faith comes first, as a free gift of God. Only then do virtues like love begin to develop.

Concerning Justification, part 46

Scripture Text: Colossians 2:11–14

The bill is overdue. Ignoring it does not help a bit. It looms over you and you know that your service is about to be cut off. In the same way, our sin has put us in debt.

Concerning Justification, part 45

Scripture Text: Isaiah 53:5–11

Jesus was pierced for our “transgressions.” He bore the discipline that was our due, eternal death. Though we strayed, he went willingly to slaughter, knowing that his death would mean our life...


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