Most of us would gladly be rid of our own suffering, shame, weakness, guilt and fear. When the Apostle counts all things as loss, he means everything he once considered good about himself and his life's work: all his obedience, honor, achievements, integrity, popularity, pride and most fervent zeal. To have fellowship in his suffering … Continue reading Called to Fellowship in His Sufferings and Glory
Your faith adds nothing to His finished work, but receives it all as a pure gift of God's grace. Hear the full audio of "Baptized in the Water and the Blood of the Lamb?" A sermon on 1 John 5:6-10; John 19:34-37 (ESV) Good Friday / 30 March 2018 Isaiah 52:13-53:12 (ESV) 13 Behold, my servant shall … Continue reading Baptized in the Water and the Blood of the Lamb?
Hear the full audio of "Faith Alone Works...Our Righteousness in Christ" A sermon on Romans 4:1-8 and John 18:7-9 (Ch.18-19) Midweek Lent 8 Good Friday, 14 April 2017 No. 8 of 8 in series "Faith Alone Works..." The sermon series concludes with a clear distinction between the right and necessary preaching of good works as … Continue reading Faith Alone Works…Our Righteousness in Christ
Readings for Good Friday 14 April 2017 "Faith Alone Works...Our Righteousness in Christ" From: The Augsburg Confession, Article IV "of Justification"  Also they teach that men cannot be justified before God by their own strength, merits, or works, but are freely justified for  Christ's sake, through faith, when they believe that they are … Continue reading Readings for Good Friday