Monthly Archives: October 2009

Sons of Liberty: For Freedom Christ has Set us Free!

For God’s children, the result of receiving grace is freedom, a life of joyful liberty springing from the assurance that God’s condemnation toward us has forever been put away by Christ. Paul tells us that our status has changed from … Continue reading

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True and Inestimable Freedom

What freedom? Not the freedom given us by the emperor, but that with which Christ has made us free – freedom from God’s everlasting wrath. And where is this done? In the conscience. Our freedom stays there and goes no … Continue reading

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A Little Help with Grace from Steve Brown

Sill thinking about grace, I’ve found the ministry of Steve Brown helpful over the past couple of weeks. I had heard his name mentioned by a church member who catches him on the radio often, and then ran across him … Continue reading

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Millions of Pardons, and all by Grace

We have been thinking about God’s grace a great deal lately as we work through Galatians on Sunday mornings, and especially as we approach Reformation Day. Earlier this year I read John Bunyan’s Saved by Grace, an extended meditation on … Continue reading

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Jesus, Thy Blood and Righteousness

Jesus, thy blood and righteousness My beauty are, my glorious dress; ‘Midst flaming worlds, in these arrayed, With joy shall I lift up my head. Bold shall I stand in thy great day; For who aught to my charge shall … Continue reading

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James P. Boyce on Justification

We are continuing to work through our confession of faith on Sunday evenings here, and just in time for Reformation Sunday, we have arrived at Article 5: “Justification.” Providential! I was reading from Boyce’s Theology in preparation, and was struck … Continue reading

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Luther on Affectionate Pastoral Ministry

I have been studying Galatians 4:8-20 for this Sunday morning’s sermon, where Paul turns from his intense theological argumentation to affectionately pouring out his heart to the Galatians, pleading with them to return to the Gospel they received from him, … Continue reading

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