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Kept in Fear

Reading the Word with Luther

Series: Reading the Word with Luther
Scripture Text: 1 Peter 5:8–11

We think we are safe begin to drift when we should fear God, always being concerned for our spiritual condition, so that we pray, "Lord, increase our faith."

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That We May Stand

Reading the Word with Luther

Series: Reading the Word with Luther
Scripture Text: Matthew 25:31–32

May the Spirit of Christ move in you so that you might fear, love, and trust his Father and desire to stand before him in heaven in all his glorious majesty.

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The First Sunday of Advent

Year A

Scripture Text: Isaiah 2:1–5; Psalm 122; Romans 13:8–14; Matthew 24:36–44

A sermon on the appointed lessons for the First Sunday in Advent, year A, preached by Rev. Mark Ryman, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Salisbury, NC.

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Curse and Blessing

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:12 and Deuteronomy 6:24–25

The law is not meant to merely obligate and accuse and condemn me but to send me running back into the arms of grace. 

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The First and Chief Article

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:12 and Romans 3:21–25

Make this — faith in Christ alone — be your first and chief article of belief, and you will know the peace of Christ that surpasses all understanding.

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When Tempted

Reading the Word with Luther

Series: Reading the Word with Luther
Scripture Text: Psalm 119:9–12

When tempted, a wise man is watchful, not relying on human knowledge, reason, or feelings, but he remembers God’s Word, and is guided thereby.

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Cause and Effect

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:11 and Ephesians 2:5–10

We are God’s workmanship, not our own. Works are not the cause of our faith and salvation; they — and all the gifts of Christ — are the result.

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Living by Faith

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:11 and Habakkuk 2:1–4

The appointed time is coming and only those who live with faith in God’s Christ will be justified and be given eternal life.

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The Curse

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:10 and Job 19:23–27

He who was made sin so that I might be justified to God has decided for me, and has made me fit for eternity. “My heart faints within me.”

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The Lost Fool

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:10 and John 14:1–7

You are accursed if you are more confident in your lack of direction than the clear directions of one who knows how to get there.

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Be Careful

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:10 and Matthew 6:1–4

God is not favorable toward smart, religious, or moral people. Be careful that your righteousness springs from faith instead of from morality or religion or learning.

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A Man of Faith

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:10 and Judges 7:1–14

If Gideon had conquered the Midianites without faith, by mere military strategy and prowess, we might never have heard of a Gideon.

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By Faith

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:10 and Hebrews 11:32–40

We must keep the faith until the Last Day when we, along with all the saints of old, will be resurrected from earthly death to heavenly, eternal life. 

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Unmoved

Reading the Word with Luther

Series: Reading the Word with Luther
Scripture Text: Psalm 5:3, 7-8, 11-12

The one who trusts in God will rejoice even if the whole world should burst upon his head. Such a person would stand unmoved amid the falling ruins.

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Faith Acts

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:10 and Genesis 12:10–20

Faith acts. You can tell who the real Christians are by the things they do and say, and if you are really astute, you might tell because of the things they think.

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Daily Fear

Reading the Word with Luther

Series: Reading the Word with Luther
Scripture Text: Matthew 22:8–14

"We need to cling to God and pray: Merciful God, thou hast permitted me to become a Christian, help me to continue to be one and to increase daily in faith".

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Real Faith

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:10 and Romans 4:3

If church leaders are so interested in people doing good works, they should stop pressing on works, and pray about the faith of their people.

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Furnish Your Faith

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:10 and 2 Peter 1:4–7

Peter writes that faith comes first, not love or works, but that love and other works should follow faith, furnishing faith as proper Christians are called to do.

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Strutting away from God

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:10 and Proverbs 13:1–3

People of faith do not strut and crow at God when they are corrected. They understand that their Father is gracious and they repent of their wrong.

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The More Excellent Sacrifice. 

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:10 and Hebrews 11:4–6

The offering of faith, though it be a small, tarnished coin, is accepted while gold and silver given by the merely religious person is an unacceptable sacrifice.

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Stages of Faith

Reading the Word with Luther

Series: Reading the Word with Luther
Scripture Text: John 4:46–50

Pure and strong faith requires one to cast away all feelings, understanding, and reason, to trust in Christ's word, be satisfied with it, and feel secure in it.

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The Confidence of Faith

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:10 and 2 Corinthians 3:4–6

Lest you think David is merely overconfident because he has been triumphant before over lion and bear, he does not credit his confidence with himself.

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Relying on Faith

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:10 and Hebrews 11:32–34

This is how faith works. It does not rely upon reason or a man’s strength and size. Faith relies upon God alone — and acts.

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Evidence of True Faith

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:10 and Ephesians 2:10

True faith in Jesus Christ brings forgiveness and eternal life, and with these, the infilling of the Holy Spirit. And God's Spirit will not inhabit us idly.

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Grace Alone

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:10 and Acts 2:38–39

Here is a test of our trust in God’s ability to save us utterly. There are those who say God cannot and will not save us unless we are involved in our salvation.

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Proper Attire

Reading the Word with Luther

Series: Reading the Word with Luther
Scripture Text: Matthew 22:8–14

Faith is the appropriate attire for the wedding of God and his Bride. No one will be admitted to the marriage feast unless they are clothed in Christ.

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Properly Clothed

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:10 and Isaiah 61:10–11

We add nothing to his redemptive, sanctifying work. Through baptism, God alone clothes us with the garments of salvation, with the covering of Christ.

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Equal Service

Reading the Word with Luther

Series: Reading the Word with Luther
Scripture Text: Romans 15:1–6

True service of praise is not established with revenues, laws, and programs. The only true service we all can render him is to praise and to thank him.

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A Stiff-necked People

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:10 and Exodus 34:8–10

We are not even interested in keeping the law, even if we could do so. We are a stiff-necked people, bent on moving away from God and his law.

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Remember

Reading the Word with Luther

Series: Reading the Word with Luther
Scripture Text: Acts 22:14–16

Do not be terrified of sin but call to mind your baptism. Comfort yourself that God covenanted to forgive your sins and not condemn you for Christ's sake.

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The Finger of God

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:10 and Matthew 3:13–17

Though Moses’ regulation was to keep the law, no one keeps it perfectly but Christ through whom we are counted holy and righteousness through faith alone.

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God Wants Us

Reading the Word with Luther

Series: Reading the Word with Luther
Scripture Text: Matthew 22:1–14

If I gave God all the good works I could, it would be of no use to him; He wants my whole heart; he wants me. This marriage union is accomplished by faith.

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The Double Imputation

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:10 and 2 Corinthians 5:20b–6:2

There has been a double imputation: our sins are removed and imputed to Christ. They are nailed them to the cross, and we are given his righteousness.

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Doers of the Law

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:10 and James 1:21–25

We know that we do the law imperfectly. But do we keep at it? Do we keep keeping the commandment, loving God and neighbor however imperfectly?

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The Way of Faith

Reading the Word with Luther

Series: Reading the Word with Luther
Scripture Text: Psalm 1:1–6

God leads us, not in the way of sense or reason, but in the way of faith alone, even of that faith that sees in darkness and beholds things that are invisible.

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The Abomination

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:10 and Matthew 24:15–16

If one holds that any other work than the cross of Jesus Christ and faith in him accounts for forgiveness of sins and eternal life, that person is Antichrist.

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Trunk ‘r Treat

Saturday, October 29, 2022

Our annual Trunk 'r Treat tradition provides Halloween candy, hotdogs, and hayrides in a safe environment for hundreds of local children. 

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The Antichrist

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:10 and 1 John 2:18

There have been many Antichrists, and still more will follow. Anywhere anything other than Christ Jesus is required for salvation, there is the Antichrist at work. 

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The Treasury of Merit

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:10 and Titus 3:5–8

The so-called treasury of merit teaches that, if our own good works are deficient for salvation, the good works or merit of others may be applied to our accounts.

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The Man of God

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:10 and 1 Timothy 6:11–16

We may not say it or admit it, perhaps because we do not see it, but we are in effect, claiming to be god when we take on the task of being Christ and savior.

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The Worst Infidels

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:10 and Matthew 24:3–5

Those who rely on works-righteousness for forgiveness and salvation count themselves among those antichrists who claim, “I am the Christ.”

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Bargaining Chips

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:10 and Judges 11:29–34

Our loving Father has already promised to be for us, not against us. When we try to bargain with him or make deals, we are calling him a liar.

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Showing Faith

Reading the Word with Luther

Series: Reading the Word with Luther
Scripture Text: Matthew 5:14–16

This earthly life is not for our own sake but instead, our lives and everything we do, must contribute to the honor and glory of Jesus Christ our Lord.

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Putting the Father First

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:10 and Matthew 6:1–4

Our must be done to glorify the Father, not to extol self, to earn salvation. Works done in an effort to merit God’s favor are hypocritical and idolatrous.

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Fat Faith

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:10 and Deuteronomy 32:15

The issue is not faith and works; it is faith or works. There can be no good works without faith. Faith without works is slovenly and mocks the Rock of our salvation. 

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Faith Comes First

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:10 and Ephesians 2:1–5, 10

When the Holy Spirit is received through faith, the Christian begins to care for godly things, and God gives them the will and strength to do these good works.

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The Moment of Belief

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:10 and Acts 16:25–31

When it seems that you have failed at the one thing you were entrusted with, and all seems lost because you can never requite your failures, that is the very moment when you should realize there is now but one critical thing to do.

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Standing Firmly

Reading the Word with Luther

Series: Reading the Word with Luther
Scripture Text: Ephesians 6:10–13

It is dangerous to live heedlessly, for the devil is likely to take you by surprise. When you think you stand securely, he is ready to strike you down.

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The Commandment

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:10 and John 6:27–30

Jesus complained that the crowds were only interested in his works instead of his word. We are much like those multitudes, and perhaps, worse.

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He Promised

Reading the Word with Luther

Series: Reading the Word with Luther
Scripture Text: Psalm 34:19–22

"God has promised me through his Son, and confirmed it through my baptism, that he who hears and sees the Son shall be delivered from sin and death."

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Reminders

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:10 and 2 Peter 1:5–15

The slogan “faith alone” may seem overused but, as Luther insisted, we must be reminded. “We need to hear the gospel every day, because we forget it every day.”

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Enriched

Reading the Word with Luther

Series: Reading the Word with Luther
Scripture Text: 1 Corinthians 1:4–9

"What Paul terms being enriched “in all utterance” ... is having the comfort of faith in Christ and of invocation and prayer ... the Word of God ... Baptism, the Lord’s Supper, the Commandments and the Creed."

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Making It Up

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:10 and 2 Timothy 2:14–18

“It’s right there in the Bible. I didn’t make this up!” This is similar to what others have said: “God said it; I believe it; and that settles it.” 

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Renewed

Reading the Word with Luther

Series: Reading the Word with Luther
Scripture Text: Ephesians 4:17–25

"Since Christians, by the grace and Spirit of God, are now renewed in this image of God, they are so to live that soul and spirit are righteous and pleasing to God through faith in Christ..."

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Stubborn Religion

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:10 and Romans 10:1–4

Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes in Christ Jesus, so we must submit to God’s righteousness instead of depending on our religious deeds.

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Daily Renewal

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:10 and Ephesians 4:22–24

When we look to him with trust that he loves us and forgives us then we are sorry for the sins of our old man but do not languish, depending instead upon God’s promise to renew us day by day.

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One in Ten

Reading the Word with Luther

Series: Reading the Word with Luther
Scripture Text: Luke 17:11–19

We are sufficiently warned in the gospel to follow Christ, not the doctrines of men, so that no excuse will help us if we allow ourselves to be deceived.

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Choosing Sinners

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:10 and Romans 5:6–8

God decides for us while we are yet sinners. Every day, God decides for us, while we are still sinners. He does not pick us because we go to church, help the poor, support missionaries, or are just downright nice folks.

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In Spirit and Truth

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:10 and John 4:23–24

We must not rely upon human inventions of religion but in Christ alone. This trust comes by God’s grace through faith, not by works of human invention.

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We’re No Help

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:10 and Romans 14:22–23

"Whatever does not proceed from faith is sin." There is no way that we can work our way to salvation. Faith in Christ alone is the only way to the Father.

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Ol’ Timey Stew

Join us for St. Paul's annual Ol' Timey Stew, November 5, 2022, at 6pm, in the picnic shelter. Cast iron pots of chili, vegetable beef, chicken noodle, and gumbo stews.

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Prooftexting

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:10 and Romans 2:12–25

"For circumcision indeed is of value if you obey the law, but if you break the law, your circumcision becomes uncircumcision." Outward laws without faith are sin.

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Christian Pharisees

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:10 and Acts 15:5–11

We are saved by believing in Christ Jesus, not by doing or not doing certain things. When his Spirit takes hold of a heart, his will begins to be accomplished.

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Kingdom Comfort

Reading the Word with Luther

Series: Reading the Word with Luther
Scripture Text: Matthew 9:1–7

"Let us ... remain on the right road to the kingdom of Christ with the words of the gospel which comfort the conscience: Be of good cheer, thy sins are forgiven."

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The Law of Christ

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:10 and Romans 3:21–26

Quite separate from the law, the righteousness of God has been revealed to us in Christ Jesus. Jesus has fulfilled the law, that we may be justified by faith.

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Weightier Matters

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:10 and Luke 18:9–14

"All who rely on works of the law are under a curse.” Those who rely upon their own deeds or goodness — Christian or not — are under a curse.

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It’s Not about That

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:10 and Romans 14:17–18

The kingdom of God is not about eating and drinking and voting; it is about righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit through faith in Jesus Christ.

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Our Only Savior

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:10 and John 4:7–15

When the urge to earn some merit with God strikes us, we must keep in mind the promise and blessing of Christ, our only Savior. 

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Nice Folks

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:10 and Matthew 7:21–23

What makes us good in the eyes of the Father is faith in his Son who came to save people who might be nice folks but who are not fit for heaven.

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The No-brainer

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:10 and Romans 4:15–16

The only way to avoid the curse of God's condemnation is to hold on to the promise of the blessing he gives us in Christ alone.

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The Inner Man

Reading the Word with Luther

Series: Reading the Word with Luther
Scripture Text: Ephesians 3:14–19

Faith in Jesus Christ is nothing but real help and pure grace. God designs to have me as his child in Christ, placed above all things temporal and eternal.

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The Contrast

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:9 and John 3:18–19

Those who will not believe in Jesus Christ condemn themselves to the darkness because they are determined to live in darkness instead of his marvelous light.

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Appearances

Reading the Word with Luther

Series: Reading the Word with Luther
Scripture Text: Luke 17:11–16

Let us guard against everything that makes for only a show, and not reject what does not make a display, so that we do not reject Christ and God.

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Sojourning in Tents

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:9 and Hebrews 11:8–10

We too, abiding in these fleshy tents, groan toward eternity. Yet we may do so with courage and certainty, walking by faith in the Child of Promise.

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What We Need

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:9 and Luke 18:18–23

Conscience is always waiting for another commandment. It fears imperfection and damnation, and wonders, There must be something else I ought to have done.

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The Spirit Within

Reading the Word with Luther

Series: Reading the Word with Luther
Scripture Text: Romans 8:14–16

The witness of the Holy Spirit within you is the power of the Holy Spirit working through the Word, a confirmation being that you have pleasure and delight in God’s Word.

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Evidence, Not Merit

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:9 and John 13:13–15

Luther wrote: "We do not deny that Christians ought to imitate the example of Christ; but mere imitation will not satisfy God."

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Serving One Lord

Reading the Word with Luther

Series: Reading the Word with Luther
Scripture Text: Matthew 6:24–25

God would not have us be overanxious for our life, but labor and commend our anxiety to him, so, he does not allow us to have another Lord besides himself.

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The Promise Fulfilled

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:9 and Mark 16:15–16

"To bless simply means to spread abroad the knowledge of Christ’s salvation. This is the office of the New Testament Church..."

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The Blessing of the World

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:9 and John 3:16

The blessing is the promise of the Gospel. All nations are to be declared righteous before God through faith in Christ Jesus.

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Our Only Help

Reading the Word with Luther

Series: Reading the Word with Luther
Scripture Text: Luke 10:30–35

The man who lies half dead, wounded and stripped of his clothing, is all mankind. The Samaritan is our Lord Jesus Christ Cling to him, your only help.

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The All and Everything

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:9 and Habakkuk 2:1–4

Religion knows no end of satisfactions that must still be made. Faith knows and relies on the cross of Christ alone. That is the all and everything.

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Robed for Action

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:8 and 2 Corinthians 5:7–10

Faith in God’s Christ robes us for heaven while dressing us for action on earth. As Ambrose said, “Faith is the mother of a good will and doing what is right."

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We Are the Widow

Reading the Word with Luther

Series: Reading the Word with Luther
Scripture Text: Luke 7:11–15

The widow's misfortune is portrayed here so that we might learn that with God nothing is impossible, whether it be misfortune, calamity, anger, or whatever.

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A Spiritual Pedigree

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:8 and Ephesians 4:6

We esteem Abraham because he had faith in the Christ who would come 14 generations later. We do not regard him because he created a religion.

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It Is Written

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:8 and Matthew 4:1–10

Our faith in his Word, which is the promise of his very self, is what upholds us until there is no time to measure — and will uphold us forever. 

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The Justification of Abraham

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:8 and Genesis 12:1–3

If Abraham’s works did not justify him to God, then how could any follower of Father Abraham be justified by his works? They cannot, nor can we.

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Nothing Else will Do

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:7 and John 3:16–18

God, the loving Father, sent his only Son, the Light of the World, into this dark world. He insists that we have faith in him. Nothing else will do.

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Suffering Life

Reading the Word with Luther

Series: Reading the Word with Luther
Scripture Text: Romans 8:15b–18

What would all the riches and nobility of the world be compared with being named and chosen by God himself, called his son, the heir of exalted divine majesty?

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One Faith

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:7 and Ephesians 4:4–6

Abraham’s faith being reckoned to him as righteousness must be the same faith that justifies us also to God for there is “one faith” by which we all are saved.

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The Same Christ

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:7 and John 8:56–58

The faith of Abraham was directed to the Messiah who was to come, while ours rests in the Christ who has already come and is coming again with great power and glory.

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Faith in His Details

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:7 and Revelation 21:21–27

Faith believes God when he makes the promise of eternal life, without knowing the particulars, just as Abraham believed God for the seed of blessing.

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First Things First

Reading the Word with Luther

Series: Reading the Word with Luther
Scripture Text: Matthew 6:25–33

Do this for the honor of God and for your own benefit: strive after the great and eternal good. If you attain and keep this, the rest will surely take care of itself.

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The Likes of You and Me

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:7 and Genesis 17:20–21

Cheats like Jacob may become children of Abraham — because they have faith in the promise. And that is good news for the likes of you and me. 

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Ockpastorfest

A Traditional German Feast, honoring our pastors

Local LCMC and NALC pastors are invited to bring their families to be our guests for traditional German fare.

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The Blessing to the Nations

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:7 and Matthew 28:16–20

The physical offspring of Abraham are born in sin into wrath and condemnation but the spiritual offspring to pardon and heaven.

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The Chief Good

Reading the Word with Luther

Series: Reading the Word with Luther
Scripture Text: Luke 10:25–28

To love God with all the mind is to cleave to him who is our chief good, to do nothing against his will, to take nothing except what is pleasing to God.

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Common-sense and Scripture

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:7 and Romans 4:1–5

"Paul’s argumentation runs... 'Since this is the unmistakable testimony of Holy Writ, why do you take your stand upon circumcision and the law?'"

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Believing the Promise

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:7 and John 3:16–18

We are not protected from eternal wrath and damnation by doing a blessed thing. Like Abraham, we are justified to God by believing him. 

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The Promise

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:7 and Genesis 15:1–6

"This is the main point of Paul’s argument against the Jews: The children of Abraham are those who believe, not those who are born of Abraham’s flesh."

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The Transfusion

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:6 and Philippians 3:7–9

Because sin lingers in us, and God hates sin, a transfusion of alien righteousness becomes vitally necessary. So, faith justify without works.

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Simul

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:6 and 1 John 1:8–10

Our Mediator has become our righteousness. Our deeds are not the final answer; our faith in Christ Jesus is what makes us just before God.

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Why?

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:6 and John 16:27

"On one occasion Jesus said to His disciples: “The Father loveth you.” Why? Not because the disciples were Pharisees, or circumcised, or particularly attentive to the Law."

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The Comfort of the Cross

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:6 and Revelation 7:9–14

Those who imagine they are becoming good enough for God are fooling themselves, and they know it with every pious effort they make at holiness.

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Perfect Power

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:6 and 2 Corinthians 12:7-10

"Faith is weak, but it means enough to God that He will not lay sin to our charge. He will not punish nor condemn us for it. He will forgive our sins..."

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The Gospel Secret

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:6 and Romans 7:14–25

"God 'winks' at my sins and covers them up. God says: 'Because you believe in my Son I will forgive your sins until death shall deliver you from the body of sin.'”

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The Hiding Place

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:6 and Psalm 91:1–4

"Because the shadow of Christ’s wing covers me I have no fear that God will cover all my sins and take my imperfections for perfect righteousness."

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God’s Dollar

Reading the Word with Luther

Series: Reading the Word with Luther
Scripture Text: Mark 8:4–6

"Christ commands the disciples to set the loaves before the multitude, by which he shows that he will administer his work and gifts through the instrumentality of human agencies."

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Grading on the Curve

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:6 and 1 John 3:19–24

"Christian righteousness is the confidence of the heart in God through Christ Jesus. Such confidence is accounted righteousness for Christ’s sake."

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Blessed Ears

Reading the Word with Luther

Series: Reading the Word with Luther
Scripture Text: Matthew 13:15–17

What would it help the critics of Christ if the gospel was preached twice as clearly as it is? They are so deafened by their own conceits that they can hear nothing else.

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Honoring God

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:6 and Romans 4:9–12

"Faith truly honors God. And because faith honors God, God counts faith for righteousness."

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Moving Into the Future

Search for Associate Pastor

Scripture Text: Jeremiah 29:11

St. Paul's is in the process of calling an Associate Pastor. After reading this profile, interested applicants should email the Call Committee and attach a resumé. We will reply promptly to you. The following was written by George Barringer, Church Council President, and read to the church before worship on September 4, 2022. Following the resignation of Pastor DJ Lura in December of 2018, our church embarked on the Interim Ministry process, a service provided through LCMC. The purpose of this service is to help congregational leaders chart a general course going forward, as they prepare the way for a new ...

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Search for Associate Pastor

Scripture Text: Jeremiah 29:11

St. Paul's is in the process of calling an Associate Pastor. Interested applicants should email the Call Committee and attach a resumé. We will reply promptly to you. The following was written by George Barringer, Church Council President, and read to the church before worship on September 4, 2022. Following the resignation of Pastor Lura in December of 2018, our church embarked on the Interim Ministry process, a service provided through LCMC. The purpose of this service is to help congregational leaders chart a general course going forward, as they prepare the way for a new pastor. This information is ...

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No Other Gods

Reading the Word with Luther

Series: Reading the Word with Luther
Scripture Text: Exodus 20:1–3

"When we come before God the Father, Christ will say: Father! Although they have not wholly fulfilled thy law, yet I have done so, let this be to their benefit because they believe in me."

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Snubbing Christ

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:6 and Romans 6:23

"They despise God, make a liar out of him, snub Christ and all his benefits; in short, they pull God from his throne and perch themselves on it."

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Fear and Hope

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:6 and Psalm 147:10–11

We may trust in God's mercy and grace through faith in him, not in our works, for he is no unmerciful slave driver or unfaithful and angry judge.

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The Work of God

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:6 and John 6:26–29

"Everyone who by faith slays reason, the world’s biggest monster, renders God a real service, a better service than the religions of all races and all the drudgery of meritorious monks can render."

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The Heavenly Force

Reading the Word with Luther

Series: Reading the Word with Luther
Scripture Text: 2 Corinthians 3:5–11

The Spirit impresses Christ and his works upon the heart, making it a true book which does not consist in tracing mere letters and words, but in true life and action.

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Abandoning Reason

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:6 and Ezekiel 36:25–27

"Let your faith supplant reason. Abraham mastered reason by faith in the Word of God. Not as though reason ever yields meekly."

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The Rub

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:6 and Isaiah 7:10–17

Reason cannot fathom that Christ, the Son of God, was conceived in the womb of the Virgin Mary and born incarnate, both God and man.

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The Dead Shall Rise

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:6 and Isaiah 26:19

Long ago, Isaiah wrote these encouraging words, "Your dead shall live; their bodies shall rise. You who dwell in the dust, awake and sing for joy!"

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Proclaiming Truth

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:6 and 1 Corinthians 11:23–26

The reason of the world shouts that the Sacraments are preposterous. But faith proclaims and insists that “this is most certainly true.” 

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A Little Faith

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:6 and Acts 16:31–34

"To reason, it seems absurd that Christ should offer his body and blood in the Lord’s Supper; that Baptism should be the washing of regeneration..."

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I Believe

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:6 and Matthew 28:19

"Are you surprised that reason thinks little of faith? Reason thinks it ludicrous that faith should be the foremost service any person can render unto God."

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The Faith of Sinners

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:6 and Genesis 15:4–6

To believe in God as Abraham did is to be right with God because faith honors God. Faith says to God: “I believe what you say.”

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Led by the Spirit

Reading the Word with Luther

Series: Reading the Word with Luther
Scripture Text: Romans 8:12–14

"To be 'led by the Spirit of God' means to be given a heart which gladly hears God’s Word and believes that in Christ it has grace and the forgiveness of sins."

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It’s Laughable

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:6 and Genesis 18:9–14

"Abraham believed ... Faith in God constitutes the highest worship, the prime duty, the first obedience, and the foremost sacrifice."

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Resist!

Reading the Word with Luther

Series: Reading the Word with Luther
Scripture Text: James 1:19–20

"It is natural for us to feel hurt when suffering, injustice, and violence attack us...it becomes necessary to check and restrain the feelings of anger..."

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The Sinning Saint

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:6 and Genesis 15:1–6

"Abraham may have enjoyed a good standing with men for his upright life, but not with God. In the sight of God, Abraham was a condemned sinner."

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Freedom to Serve

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:5 and John 8:31–32

"If there is any honesty left in [those who rely on their so-called good works] they will have to confess that their freedom dates from the preaching of the gospel."

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Fall Bazaar

Raffles, Food & Crafts

Raffles, Food, and Crafts Saturday, September 24, 2002 8am–2pm • Breakfast biscuits, coffee, and juice.  • Presold tickets for BBQ chicken plates from 11am to 2pm with limited walk-ins  • Featuring mountain apples, cabbage, canned and baked goods, crafts, flower bulbs, and frozen meals  • Supreme raffles: homemade quilts, Cheerwine bench, and so much more! Sponsored by the Lutheran Women 205 St. Paul's Church Rd., Salisbury, NC Download the flyer.

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Ministering with Power

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:5 and Acts 4:33

“Your experience ought to teach you that the fruits of love do not grow on the stump of the Law." Lawless men have no virtue based on the law.

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Bold Peace

Reading the Word with Luther

Series: Reading the Word with Luther
Scripture Text: Philippians 4:6–7

"There is peace, strength and comfort in the heart, so that the heart cares for no evil, is really bolder and more joyful in its presence than in its absence."

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Take Heart

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:5 and Matthew 26:14–16

Luther, like Paul, had adversaries who had succeeded in making them odious to those who formerly loved them but now hate them like poison.

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Prop or Power

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:5 and Romans 15:18–19

Why had the Galatians changed, no longer producing good fruit, except because they were misled into trusting their religious deeds instead of God.

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Open Your Gifts

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:5 and 1 Corinthians 12:4–11

When the Gospel is preached unto faith, hope, love, and patience, God gives His wonder-working Spirit.

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The Power in Hearing

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:5 and Romans 10:14–17

Rejoicing comes, not from deeds and religion, but when we hear, if for the thousandth time, that old, old story of Jesus and his love.

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Homecoming 2022

Bring your family and a covered dish for Homecoming at St. Paul's. Catch up with old friends and hear about the future at St. Paul's Lutheran Church.

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Control Issues

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:4 and Matthew 6:9-13

If you look to the law for righteousness, all your past, true worship of God and all afflictions endured for Christ’s sake will not help you at all.

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Take Up Your Cross

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:4 and Mark 8:34-38

Have you suffered so much in vain? Have lost the gospel, faith, and Christ’s peace? What a miserable thing to endure so many afflictions for nothing.

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Foolish Confidence

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:3 and Psalm 49:5-13

Paul also calls the righteousness of the law righteousness of the flesh because it is incapable of justifying and leaves a person to death.

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A Very Dark Spirit

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:3 and Proverbs 16:25

Be careful what you consider religious or spiritual, as often, these are only human reason's constructions of religion based upon personal feelings.

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No Worries

Reading the Word with Luther

Series: Reading the Word with Luther
Scripture Text: Luke 15:3–7

If you only remain under Christ's protection and lie still upon his shoulders, you need not be troubled about sin, death, or hell, for he defends you.

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The Simple Solution

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:2 and Matthew 8:23-27

To keep the faith, do not row harder. Instead, stop rowing and cast anchor. Cast your anchor in Christ and you will weather the storms of faith.

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God Remembered

Reading the Word with Luther

Series: Reading the Word with Luther
Scripture Text: Genesis 7:23–8:1

No life is so difficult as the life of faith, depending only upon the promises of God when the who world seems to say, "God has forgotten all about you."

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Get Out of the Kitchen

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:2 and Luke 10:38-42

A person becomes and remains a Christian not by working, but by hearing, by sitting at the feet of Jesus like Mary, and hearing the gospel.

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The Precious Gift of God

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:2 and Isaiah 40:6-8

Foolish reason is offended at the doctrine of justification by faith, but the eternal Word of God speaks against carnal security, trusting in Christ alone.

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Grow Up

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:2 and 1 Corinthians 13:11-12

Since God offers his gifts free of charge, why not take them? Why worry about lack of worthiness? Why not accept gifts with joy and thanksgiving?

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The Obstacle

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:2 and Isaiah 40:28-31

The human heart says that to obtain the great gifts of God, you must engage in correspondingly great efforts. And the devil says, “Amen.”

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Validation

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:2 and Psalm 46:1-11

The worker finds no peace, yet the very moment the gospel of Christ touches him, certainty comes, along with joy, and a right judgment.

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Misdirection

Reading the Word with Luther

Series: Reading the Word with Luther
Scripture Text: Luke 24:36–43

We are not to be deceived by so-called ghosts, which are not souls but instead, demons bent on misdirecting a believer's focus on the living Christ.

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What Is the Point?

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:2 and John 7:53-8:11

Long before the time of Moses, God justified Job, kings, and the whole city of Nineveh without the law. Why should it be necessary now?

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Just Showing Up

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:2 and Matthew 20:1-16

The parable of the laborers shows how we are justified without the law, made equal in the kingdom through faith in the householder, not our labor.

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Intolerant

Reading the Word with Luther

Series: Reading the Word with Luther
Scripture Text: 1 John 3:13

We teach all to trust in the grace of God, not in their own worthiness, and to render him gratitude for his grace. This is intolerable to the world.

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Be Encouraged

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:2 and 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

Christ is returning for those who have faith in him, whose resurrection will be their own resurrection, shared with untold believers throughout history.

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Gone Sane

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:2 and Jeremiah 6:9-15

The object of Peter’s visit was to acquaint Cornelius with the fact that Christ was no longer to be looked for in religion, because Christ is already here.

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The Perfect Lamb of God

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:2 and Deuteronomy 17:1

Cornelius never gave the law a thought, yet he was justified and received the Holy Spirit. You see then, that the law does not avail to righteousness.

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What Pleases God

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:2 and Mark 12:28-34

Law and the gospel are contrary ideas with contrary functions and purposes. Endowing the law with any capacity to produce righteousness plagiarizes the gospel.

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Crossing Thresholds

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:2 and Romans 2:6-11

If the righteousness of the law were necessary for salvation, the Holy Spirit would never have come to the Gentiles, who did not bother with the law.

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Do’s and Don’ts

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:2 and Genesis 9:11-16

When the Holy Spirit falls upon those who hear the Word, they may have faith in the promise that God has forgiven them. This a "do" of God, not us.

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The Disappointment of God

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:2 and Acts 11:1-18

As soon as the gospel came our way, we received the Holy Spirit by the simple hearing of faith, before we had a chance to do a single good deed.

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Monday-only After School Care

Faith Academy Bus #301

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church will offer MONDAY ONLY after school care for the students at FACS. We will rely on BUS # 301 get the students to our facility at 205 St. Paul’s Church Rd. Salisbury.

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The Gifts of God

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:2 and Ephesians 1:11-14

Your own experience shows you that you receive the Spirit through the Word, not works, which you can never do enough of to carry you to God.

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Jackals

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:1 and Song of Solomon 2:14-15

Christ can no longer be crucified in person, but is crucified in us when we reject grace, faith, free remission of sins, trying to be justified on our own.

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The Trap

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:1 and Hosea 8:4-6

Don’t you realize what you are doing when you seek God's favor and salvation through religion and morality? You crucify Christ anew.

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Remember Your Baptism

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:1 and Hebrews 6:1-8

When we reject the grace of God by bartering deeds for forgiveness, we crucify to ourselves the Son of God anew, and put him to open shame.

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Born to Die

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:1 and 2 Corinthians 5:16-21

Jesus was not born to fix governments, usher in peace, or enlighten us with a new philosophy. He was born to die for a world of lost sinners.

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Law and Gospel

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:1 and Matthew 5:43-48

The law will never produce true conversion and heartfelt repentance. It only brings home to us the wrath of God. It takes the gospel to raise and save.

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The Truth

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:1 and John 18:33-38

It is possible to become so bewitched that you no longer obey the truth, and then, to stray so far that you will never return to the truth.

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Except

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:1 and Acts 16:25-34

"Those who share the opinion that a person is justified by the works of the law, are simply bewitched. Their belief goes against faith and Christ."

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Preference

Reading the Word with Luther

Series: Reading the Word with Luther
Scripture Text: Luke 14:15–18

We make excuses, preferring many things against the gospel, for we are no better than were the ancient Jews, who also rejected the gospel for the law.

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Division

Reading the Word with Luther

Series: Reading the Word with Luther
Scripture Text: 1 Corinthians 11:17–21

Wherever the Word of God has a foothold, there the devil will be. He will always build his taverns and kitchens by the side of God’s house.

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A Faithful Answer

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:1 and 1 Peter 3:14-17

There are those who refuse to be instructed, who being bewitched by he who can make a lie look like truth, will not listen to reason nor Scripture.

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Oh! The Damage Done

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:1 and Psalm 40:13-15

Sometimes, defection from truth is not willful. The devil sends false apostles who talk congregations into believing they are justified by the law.

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Relax

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:1 and Romans 8:26-28

"Do not think that the Galatians were the only ones to be bewitched by the devil. Let us realize that we too may be seduced by Satan."

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Bewitched

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:1 and Romans 12:14-21

Paul calls sorcery a work of the flesh, declaring that witchcraft and sorcery are real manifestations and legitimate activities of the devil.

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