Today, Jesus comforts the paralytic—and us all—by saying, “Take heart, my son; your sins are forgiven” (Matthew 9:2). He shows us the perfect will of God: to comfort each of us—take heart, He says—and to forgive our sins. That’s why His name is Jesus: He will save His people from their sins (cf. Matthew 1:21). […]
“When the Pharisees heard that [Jesus] had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together. And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” (Matthew 22:34-36). This man doesn’t necessarily have Scripture in mind as the answer to his question. Though well trained in […]
I’d like to look specifically at the first half of today’s Gospel lesson—where Jesus heals the man with dropsy, which is, today, called edema. At the heart of today’s Gospel lesson is the proper understanding of the Third Commandment: Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Or you might remember the older translation: Thou […]
After the Fall, Man’s response to sin is fleeting—a half measure. When the serpent deceived Eve, and she ate—when Adam listened to the voice of his wife, and he ate: “The eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked. And they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loincloths” (cf. Genesis 3:7). […]
When you study Creation and the Garden of Eden, a good question to ask is: “Why did God plant the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil?” The answer is this: faith in the Triune God is a tried and tested thing. Do you confess the truth of the Word of God in what […]
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