God has given us great Freedom by faith in Christ and works in us a new Delight in the Law of the Lord. These two he joins together: Christian Freedom and Delight. Yet some separate them from one another, with devious and dismal result called Antinomianism. Antinomianism ends up denying the identity of God and obscuring his holy will, the shape, substance and true Spirit of our Father’s love in Christ Jesus.
This week we explore both our Freedom and Delight. We discover our freedom is Christian because its Delight is in Christ. Freedom is godly only when it’s Delight is in God’s Law. Freedom is spiritual only when wrought in Delight by the same Holy Spirit who “spoke by the prophets.” (Nicene Creed) Faith Alone Works in such Freedom and Delight.
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A sermon on Psalm 119:33-40 and Matthew 5:17-20
With reference to Formula of Concord, Solid Declaration, Article VI, par.4-5
Midweek Lent 2, 8 March 2017
(No. 2 of 8 in Faith Alone Works series)