TOPIC INDEXJustification (23)
  1. In normal human relationships, when reconciliation is necessary, we place the burden on the person who did wrong, who disrupted the relationship.
  2. In episode TWO HUNDRED AND TWELVE, Mike and Wade are give thanks for the life and ministry of Jim Nestingen and discuss his article entitled “Justification by Faith in Luther’s Small Catechism.”
  3. The language of faith speaks promise and persecution, hope and trial, victory and pain. The language of the world may well speak the former, but rarely the latter.
  4. Our children are not our own, but even more, our children are born in need. They are sinful, from conception and from birth.
  5. You are not in debt to sin. You don’t owe it anything. There’s no reason for you to serve it.
  6. If you want to stay out of jail, look to the law. If you want into heaven, look to the promise. If you want to earn a paycheck from your boss, work. If you want to receive salvation from your God, believe.
  7. Both these words, Law and Gospel, are from God. The sinner needs both of them. Both are true and good.
  8. As much as the devil and doubts may assail me, God has revealed Himself to me in His Word and answered these pesky questions.
  9. On this day, the church remembers all the saints who have gone before us.
  10. God has forgiven you. That is an objective fact. You can reject it, but it is nevertheless true.
  11. The following is an excerpt from A Path Strewn with Sinners: A Devotional Study of Mark’s Gospel and His Race to the Cross written by Wade Johnston (1517 Publishing, 2017).

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