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On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther posted the 95 Theses. These theses rocked the religious, social, and political establishment of his day. He did not come to his reformation on his own. In fact, it wasn't even his reformation. It was God's reformation won from Luther's deep, heartfelt encounter with the Word of God.We believe that we need world-shaking encounters with the Word of God like that...again. In this podcast, two twins, who also happen to be Lutheran pastors, will take listeners o ...
Jesus’s touch of this leper is the touchstone of the gospel itself. It’s a living parable of his entire ministry.
The cross is not some mystic metaphor for the change we must undergo before our self-realization, but the earth-shattering event that changed the course of eternity.
We will always need comfort until the reign of God, his kingdom, comes in full with Christ’s return, and our suffering and the sin that causes it is no more.โดย 1517 Podcasts
You have this Shepherd who knows your voice, your cry, your incessant baaing.
Jesus offers to the anxious soul the one thing it ironically wants: certainty of the good.โดย 1517 Podcasts
God loves you no matter what. Loves you no matter how many times you have screwed up. Loves you to death, he does.
Tomorrow Jesus will laugh his way out of the tomb, spit in the face of death, and kick the devil in the throat as he dances to the clapping glee of angelic masses. But today he just rests. It is the final Sabbath of God.โดย 1517 Podcasts
The cross offends so much that the only way for it to free you is to stop looking at it and have it preached.
Good Friday encompasses the silence of God, even as it focuses on our salvation in the cross of Christ.
I can look at all of my failings and foolishness because I know who Christ is for me. I rest in his wisdom and life not my own.โดย 1517 Podcasts
This is not a plea for us to be given the strength to pull ourselves up by our own bootstraps. It is our helpless cry when boots – straps and all - slip off the edge of temptation’s cliff.โดย 1517 Podcasts
All of my theological endeavoring will not squeeze one more ounce of grace from God.
God throws our worship and deeds back down upon us as gifts.
The true liberty that Christ gives to us through the gospel is not political. It is spiritual freedom. It is freedom from fear of God's judgment and wrath.โดย 1517 Podcasts
If sin is only a matter of “doing,” then “undoing” and/or “redoing” would serve as the equivalent savior necessary to find redemption.
Ultimately, there is only one Lord of the Universe, and he does not share power. If Jesus is Lord, Caesar is not.โดย 1517 Podcasts
Being able to tell the difference between truth and lies is at the core of repentance.
The petition not to be led into temptation is found in just the right place within the seven petitions.โดย 1517 Podcasts
Though envy whispers to us that peace can only be found by “keeping up,” Jesus whispers to us a better word: “Come to me all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest."
When you walk into church on Sunday, you may not notice, but there are wounded soldiers sitting in every single pew.โดย 1517 Podcasts
If Jesus is better than Moses, then everything changes. If Jesus is better than Moses, then the ultimate becomes the penultimate.
Jesus lives to intercede. So we needn’t bring him our feigned righteousness or our faux rehabilitation.โดย 1517 Podcasts
Repentance means being cut down by the law’s declaration of judgment. It’s not an activity we do to prepare for grace, but a point of despair worked by God himself.
If we want to see evidence of our Father’s answer to the Fifth Petition, we need only to look at the cross and the empty tomb.โดย 1517 Podcasts
Our ears are opened by the Spirit through the word. Then, faith in Christ is present in us.