Sermons on Justification
What does it mean to be an heir of the world?
The moral law in the Old Testament is not a ladder for climbing, but a track for riding in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Boasting matters to Paul because it is the outward form of the inward moral corruption that lies behind all the evils and miseries of the world.
Even though language can sometimes confuse us--like when the same word carries multiple meanings--the Bible is not contradictory.
Turn away from all the intellectual, physical, and religious tactics the world uses to evade its guilt, and rest in Jesus.
God flattened the mountain of his wrath that blocked the railroad between my predestination and my glorification. He justified us by the death of his Son.
It is faith alone which justifies, but that the faith which justifies never stays alone. It is living and active and bears fruit in obedience.
This man was morally upright. He believed God had made him so. That is what he looked to and trusted in for his righteousness before God—for his justification. And he was dead wrong.
God is the one who justifies, so let us fear the accusation of no one and love the good of all.
If you are in Christ, all of God's action toward you is almighty mercy and omnipotent assistance.