We teach, according to the holy and true Word of God, that people cannot be saved based upon our own good works, or anything that is within us. Instead, we are saved freely and purely by God’s grace through faith in Christ, which itself is a work of the Holy Spirit. In other words, our salvation is based entirely upon God’s actions alone.
Through the Word and the Sacraments, the ministry of Jesus continues. He continues to be our shepherd, and we His people. He bids us take comfort in this and rejoice. And so, we do.
The Lord is not one to cut off His people, not then and not now. Yes, we are in a difficult time; but the Lord’s promise holds true. He raises us from the grave of sin now through the Resurrection of Christ and He will raise us to live forever on the Last Day.
Text: Mark 7:14-23 “It’s what’s on the inside that counts.” You may have heard these words before or had them pass through your own mouth. With these words we express that the measure of a person is what’s inside them. The measure of a man is not his clothes, job, possessions or income; it’s notContinue reading “It’s What’s on the Inside that Counts”