Law & Gospel: Four Questions

Yesterday, I wrote a post on how to ask questions that facilitate meditation and prayer when you are reading Scripture. In that post, the focus was on the character of God (utilizing the A-C-T-S acronym): What is God like? What does a text reveal about him? The questions below are related, but slightly nuanced: what does God require of…

An Interview with the Apostle Paul on Faith, Works, Law, and Gospel

Thanks for joining me this morning as I interview the one and only, Apostle Paul. Paul, thanks for joining me today and helping me understand Galatians 3 a bit better. What a wonderful section, by the way! Well, anyway, let’s get started. Can you tell me the audience you have in mind? Those who have been…

The Center of Luther’s Theology

As a follow up to my post yesterday, I wanted to write about the center of Martin Luther’s theology. I am by no means a church history expert (or an expert on Luther), but I hope this will provide you even more insight into Luther’s heart for gospel-centered theology. Without a doubt, all the aspects…

Why I Changed My Mind on Romans 7:14-25

Romans 7:14-25, is a controversial passage. As controversial as they come (well, maybe behind the one on tongues). Good, Jesus-loving Christians divide over what Paul is talking about. In case you are unfamiliar with the argument, there are three main views: Some believe that the “I” in the passage is Paul speaking autobiographically as a Christian,…

Monday Miscellanies: Law

A guest post by Jonathan Edwards 79. Law The natural reason why it is as Romans 7:8 ff. [says], “But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence,” etc. [The] reason why man has the more strong inclination to moral evil when forbidden, is because obedience is submission and subjection,…

Stop It!

This hilarious video shows how empty moralistic teaching, preaching, counseling, or parenting is. When there is law (do this, don’t do that) without gospel (someone has done it for you), motivation or power to change is altogether missing. Simply telling sinners to “Stop it!” will not help–no matter how loud we say it. HT: Tullian Tchividjian