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Life and Peace

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 2:19 and Colossians 1:9-14

Never intending to be justified by the law, Paul could not have communicated anything more devastating to the prestige of the law.

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Death and Life

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 2:19 and 1 Thessalonians 5:9-11

We are not to think that the law is wiped out. It remains, continuing to operate in the wicked. But a Christian is dead to the law but alive to Christ.

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Be Watchful

Reading the Word with Luther

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

The primitive church would assemble daily for prayer, morning and evening, and also at certain other appointed hours, and frequently entire nights.

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Last Will and Testament

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 2:19 and John 8:48-59

Paul plays the law against the law, saying: The law of Moses condemns me; but I have the law of grace which condemns the accusing law of Moses.

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Rooted

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 2:18 and Romans 11:17-26

Once a person has been justified by Jesus Christ, he will not be unproductive in good things, but as a good tree he will bring forth good fruit.

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The Guide

Reading the Word with Luther

Series: Reading the Word with Luther
Scripture Text: John 16:13

The Holy Spirit has comes to enlighten your hearts, so that you will understand the truth, and will call to remembrance all things of Christ.

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Hiding from God

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 2:18 and 1 Peter 2:9-10

Christ's work, the cross, must never be belittled by human merit, so-called necessary religious works, which are a denial of Christ's power to save.

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Distinct Spiritual Needs

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 2:18 and 2 Corinthians 3:7-8

Offering reparation through works to someone who feels the burden of their sins, is not only false teaching, it is pitiless because it is ineffective.

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The Grudge

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 2:18 and Isaiah 43:25

By the grace of God we know that we are justified through faith in Christ alone, not mingling law and grace, faith and works, keeping them far apart.

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Life and Peace

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 2:18 and Romans 8:1-8

Thank God for having accomplished salvation for you. In this alone — in Christ alone — is the blessing of salvation and thus, life and peace. 

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God Forbid!

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 2:17 and Deuteronomy 9:13-16

Do your best and you will still be a sinner. So, you need Jesus. God forbid you would add another requirement for salvation than his cross.

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The Fulfillment

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 2:17 and John 14:25-27

Law reveals sin and fills a person with the fear of death and condemnation so that the conscience may wake up to the fact that God is angry.

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Christ Alone

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 2:17 and 1 John 1:5-10

All who say that faith alone in Christ alone does not justify a person, would convert Christ into a minister of sin who requires the impossible of us.

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The Purpose of the Law

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 2:17 and Exodus 20:18-21

The proper work of the law is to lead us out of the security of our self-trust, into the presence of God, that we may perceive his anger at our sinfulness.

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The Righteousness of God

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 2:17 and Matthew 25:41-46

Show me anyone who is able to render perfect obedience to God's commands. And even if they could, the law cannot justify. But God can.

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The Struggle

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 2:17 and Romans 15:8-13

The law makes trouble even for those who have the Holy Spirit, for one who believes good works are indispensable unto salvation, will suffer afflictions.

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Do You Believe This?

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 2:17 and John 11:17-26

Moses is the minister of the law — of sin, wrath, death, and condemnation — while Christ Jesus is the minister of grace, of hope, life, and peace.

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Very Truly

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 2:17 and John 5:24

Scripture makes frequent mention of faith in Christ. Whoever believes in him is saved, shall not perish, shall have everlasting life, is not judged, etc.

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Our Sufficiency

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 2:17 and 2 Corinthians 3:4-5

If we are justified by the law, tell me, asks Paul through Luther, what has Christ achieved by his death, his preaching, his victory over sin and death?

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Shhhh.

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 2:17 and John 19:1-10

When we are dealing with justification, good works should not be so much as mentioned, for works have nothing to do with justification to God.

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Remembering His Promise

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 2:17 and Romans 6:1-4

The answer is not dependence upon our working harder to make up for the sin. The answer is remembering the promise of God’s grace in baptism.

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He Did It All

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 2:17 and Matthew 19:16-26

The proper office of Christ is to raise the sinner, and extricate him from his sins. The proper response of the Christian is to live in this grace.

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Unshackled

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 2:17 and Romans 6:20-23

We are not justified by Christ; or we are not justified by the law. Scripture says we are justified by Christ, so we see that the law is no justifier.

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Two Kingdoms

Reading the Word with Luther

Series: Reading the Word with Luther
Scripture Text: Romans 13:1–2

In the gospel is an entirely different, a spiritual government, that exists alone in the Word, by which sinners are convicted and Christ proclaimed.

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Whom Do You Believe?

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 2:16 and John 14:1-6

It is not so much what you believe or who you believe but whom you believe, for there is only one who is the way to God the Father.

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Proper Dress

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 2:16 and 2 Corinthians 5:1-4

“Flesh,” including reason, instinct, and deeds, says Paul, is not justified to God by works of the law but by faith in the one who covers our flesh.

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Faith Works

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 2:16 and James 2:14–26

Let us not say that the law is bad, but only that it is not able to justify us to God. We have need of a far better mediator than Moses or the law.

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The Short Arm of the Law

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 2:16 and John 1:29–30

Christ is not an officer or any other representative of the law. He is the merciful and gracious Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.

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Reputation

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 2:16 and Matthew 7:21–23

The true and only way of becoming a Christian is to be justified by faith in Jesus Christ, and not by the works of the law or religion or anything but him.

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A Clean Slate

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 2:16 and Colossians 2:13-14

Christians are not people who do not sin; they are ones who have been forgiven their sins — not by what they do but through whom they believe.

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Election

Reading the Word with Luther

Series: Reading the Word with Luther
Scripture Text: Romans 11:33

It is not for human beings to say what is right or wrong, whether an act or ruling is divine, for that is left to God alone who elects those who believe.

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A Lighter Life

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 2:16 and Matthew 11:25-30

When sin has been forgiven, and the conscience has been eased of its dreadful load of guilt, a Christian can endure all things in Christ.

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The Egg

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 2:16 and Habakkuk 2:2-4

Let good works like thanks and praise flow from a cheerful heart because you have forgiveness of your sins through Christ — not through your deeds.

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This Week’s Garbage

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 2:16 and Philippians 3:7-11

Faith, Christ, and the imputation of righteousness, are to be linked together, faith taking hold of Christ, and God accounting this faith for righteousness.

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No Admittance

Comments on Galatians with an ear to Luther’s commentary

Series: Comments on Galatians
Scripture Text: Galatians 2:16 and Matthew 7:21-27

In order to be granted admittance into heaven, Christ Jesus must "know" you, must be in relationship with you through faith and hope in him.

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Sure Hope

Reading the Word with Luther

Series: Reading the Word with Luther
Scripture Text: Galatians 3:24

If you believe that Christ died to save you from all evil, and hold fast to that word, you will find it so certain and sure that no creature can overthrow it.

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