1. God uses the fifth commandment to protect us from selfishness, prevent us from only thinking about our needs, and to drive us to Christ and our neighbors.
  2. The more we demand from Christ, the more of Himself He gives to us. When we demand a glass of grace, He gives us an ocean of Gospel.
  3. Riley and Gillespie dig into the Doctor Angelicus and his catechism on Baptism.
  4. Love is the sum of the law. Love God with all your heart, spirit, and mind, and love your neighbor as yourself. That means that if love can't be done when it needs to be done then get rid of the law, because it's not lawful.
  5. God’s Law is a death sentence for us sinners. There is no winning beneath the Law of God.
  6. In Martin Luther's Small Catechism he borrows a line from St. Augustine about what defines a "god."
  7. Some have built an entire theology on the false assumption that when God commands us to obey or believe, we have the ability to obey or believe.
  8. Jesus’ life and work is now ours through faith.
  9. Likewise, when God says, "Do this and you will live," we go about under the illusion that we have the ability to accomplish what God demands of us.
  10. It's difficult enough for us to bear anothers' burdens, but carry another person's sin for him? Why would we do that?