Tag Archives: justification by faith

The Word: Galatians 2:15-21

We ourselves are Jews by birth and not Gentile sinners; yet we know that a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order … Continue reading

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Remembering Reformation Day 499 Years Later

Four hundred and 99 years ago, Martin Luther sparked the Protestant Reformation by nailing his 95 Theses to the doors of the church at Wittenberg. But what led to that was his wrestling with the biblical text, particularly Romans 1 … Continue reading

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The Word: Romans 1:14-20

I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise. So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also. For … Continue reading

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Scandalous Grace (Audio)

God’s grace is a scandalous thing. It offers to rescue even the worst offenders and breakers of God’s laws, if they only repent and believe. There is something in this that offends our merit-based mindsets.

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The Word: Romans 1:8-18

It’s New Year’s Eve and I’m at home watching the movie Martin Luther, from 1953. It was when he was studying Romans chapter 1 that shook him to his core and impressed upon him the doctrine of justification by faith alone. 

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The Word: Philippians 3:1-11

Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things again is no trouble to me, and it is a safeguard for you. Beware of the dogs, beware of the evil workers, beware of the false circumcision;  for … Continue reading

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The Word: Reformation Sunday edition

Since I know many will be marking Reformation Sunday today I thought a passage related to justification by faith alone would be particularly relevant. But since I’ve posted from Romans 3, 5 and 6 before now, I guess it’s time … Continue reading

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