TOPIC INDEXJesus Christ (5)
  1. It can be argued that this scene sets a pattern for Christian activity on the first day of the week from that time until the present.
  2. Jesus’ death was a direct fulfillment of the will of His Father as promised in the Scriptures.
  3. Instead of burning them up with unquenchable fire, He comes in solidarity, to be God with us and God for us. Jesus is baptized into our life, so that He could gift us His life.
  4. This emphasis in Luther also applied to his understanding of the sacraments, and particularly comes out in his writings on the Lord’s Supper in his Large Catechism.
  5. The chief verb of the liturgy is the gift of God’s forgiveness for the sake of Jesus Christ.