The gospel promise is that God in Christ knows exactly what your temptations are and still bids you find protection from them in him.
Luther's Counsel for the Sick and Dying
As usual, Luther took what he received and turned it inside-out, so that it shifted from a series of demands and became a bestowal of God’s gracious promise.
Ken Jones: The Unforgivable sin
In April of 2019, Christ Hold Fast held a one-day event in Des Moines, Iowa focused on The Hard Sayings of Jesus. Speakers from around the country came together to speak to this topic.
The Treacherous Territory of Preaching Thanksgiving
We are awfully close to the tipping point where Thanksgiving falls completely into the clutches of the advertising world. Where the holiday is treated as just another excuse to get you to buy more stuff and accumulate more goods.
Smashing Babies and Scarred Hands
Whatever loss you’ve undergone, whatever grief resides in the hollow of your heart, however much it seems like God has abandoned you, God sees that void as the place he wants to fill with new life and mercy.
A Look at True Proclamation of the Gospel
The Confessions instead look forward and provide a critique of the world and of all my various religions and idolatries.