1. Jesus has come that we might know God, not from a distance, but from His personal intervention in our lives.
  2. Luther's emphasis on the need for sinners to have preachers who can provide them with the comfort and support they need for their faith in Jesus Christ and life is as relevant today as it was in his time.
  3. But notice one thing. When Jesus speaks of commands, He does so in the context of love.
  4. Walther’s living legacy is his enduring teaching on how to distinguish the law and the gospel in the Church’s proclamation.
  5. Christ's words of exclusive salvation are not just a warning but a sure promise for you.
  6. Even when you are not sure where Jesus is going, you are on the way, because you are with Him: The Way, the Truth, and the Life. Jesus is right by your side.
  7. How can we be sure that we are getting a “solid spiritual diet” and not a “milky” one?
  8. In the sacrament, we receive an earnest of that future promise here and now in the body and blood of Jesus given and shed for us.
  9. The shepherd calls the sheep by name. They hear and recognize his voice. They know his voice. So, when he leads them out, they go.

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