The Word Endures: Appreciate the Role of the Old Testament Law
The covenant made with Abraham and the covenant made at Mount Sinai both included promises, but with one key difference. The law promises always had conditions to fulfill. We will we lose if we fall into treating the promises of the Gospel as all coming with conditions to be met by us?
The Word Endures: Prayer
Luther’s study of God’s Word helped him to break away from the thought that prayer is a meritorious act. The beauty of the Lord’s Prayer is lost when saying it is assigned as an act of penance (from the Latin word for punishment.) Luther will remind us that it is a privilege.