Law and Gospel are the two main teachings of the Bible. They also serve as the basis for our understanding of Scripture. Using Luther’s tower experience Aaron Goetzinger describes Luther’s struggle to understand the correct distinction between Law and Gospel.
RefTalk 6 – By Scripture Alone
There are so many place to learn about God… or so it might seem. The number one place that people looks for divine inspiration today seems to be in the mirror. “I don’t think that’s what God wants.” That may seem a little bold to put words in God’s mouth, but it seems to roll off the tongue all too easily. This is true for Christian. How can we really know what God has to say? Look in his word – the Bible will never steer you in the wrong direction.
RefTalk 5 – What Is A Christian?
What does it mean to be a Christian? That can be a difficult question to answer. Pastor Kevin takes us to marriage because God uses it as a picture of his relationship with us. Guys, I’m guessing that your wife has never found out anything about you over the years of marriage that is… bad, right? Or ladies, is every word that crosses your lips encouraging and helpful? What it means to be a Christian is wrapped up in what God’s love does for us. It changes us. Want to learn more? Watch below!
RefTalk 4 – Theology of the Cross
“Soft Kitty, Warm Kitty…” That’s a song from a popular TV show. It’s a song of comfort. What song would you want to hear if you were sick? How do you cheer your soul when you’re down in the dumps? Struggles in life and hardship look alot like a cross some days. I don’t know anyone that wants to embrace a struggle in life. In this RefTalk we’ll consider why the cross is a necessary, yes even, a dear part of life.
RefTalk 3 – Katie and Vocation
Is one job better than another? We might say, of course. Digging ditches and fast food employment might not be high on your list, but what does God think? Are there some jobs or vocations, callings, that God values more than others? The answers might surprise you.
RefTalk 2 – Law and Gospel
Knowing the difference between the law and the gospel is so simple that a young child in Sunday school can spot the difference, but knowing when to use the law or the gospel is a whole different matter. Martin Luther’s 1st of the 95 Thesis spoke of repentance. The daily application of the Law and the Gospel to the heart of a sinner makes a real difference.