Martin Luther on Grace Alone

This is a repost from March 15, 2011. Here are some great words from Martin Luther on salvation by grace alone.  These quotes are from a sermon on Titus 3:4-8 and can be found in volume 3 of Baker’s 7-volume set of Luther’s sermons (edited by J. N. Lenker and others). “So he [Paul in… Continue reading Martin Luther on Grace Alone

The Woman of Samaria (John 4)

One of the many astounding stories in the NT is found in John 4. In this story Jesus encountered a Samaritan woman at Jacob's well near Sychar. The story is astounding because Jesus asked her for a drink, dialogued with her, and even shared with her some of the deep truths of God. In that… Continue reading The Woman of Samaria (John 4)

…No Sinner Should Despair of Finding Mercy… (Chrysostom)

John Chrysostom's "Homilies on the First Epistle of St. Paul to Timothy" are an excellent resource for those studying 1 Timothy. I've enjoyed reading Chrysostom's sermons in my own sermon preparation as I work through 1 Timothy. Here's a very encouraging section of Chrysostom's sermon on 1 Timothy 1:16 (...But for that very reason I… Continue reading …No Sinner Should Despair of Finding Mercy… (Chrysostom)

Good Deeds, Bad Deeds, and God’s Grace (Bunyan)

John Bunyan made a great point about saving grace in the following excerpt from "Saved by Grace." I was going to summarize it here, but I'll just let you read it and think about it on your own. The English is a little dated, but it's a great truth! Here's Bunyan: Are men saved by… Continue reading Good Deeds, Bad Deeds, and God’s Grace (Bunyan)

To Christians Who Are Suffering

(This is a re-post from April, 2017. I wrote it when my family was going through a dark and heavy trial - a trial which God mercifully brought us through. I pray it is helpful to my Christian brothers/sisters out there who are currently going through a dark trial.) Some Christians suffer more than others. … Continue reading To Christians Who Are Suffering