Was the Faith Luther Proclaimed Really What Christians Live Today?

Martin Luther, author of the text of Christ la...

Martin Luther, author of the text of Christ lag in Todes Banden, and who, with Johann Walter, also wrote the melody (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dietrich Bonhoeffer… he just won’t leave me alone. Quite a feat for a man who has been dead for a lot of years (Yes, I’m still reading “Discipleship”).

A gift that has any price attached to it is no longer a gift. The believer is saved by grace and not of works unless there might be some room for boasting. Salvation…it is the work of God and is freely given to men through Jesus Christ.

To these statements, I am pretty sure Martin Luther would have said, “Amen!”

Still, if he could tag along with me through the course of a day, would he believe that I have found that “grace through faith alone” that caused him to travel the steps to Wittenberg?

As history concludes of him… would Luther describe me as a person surrendered to the call of grace-driven discipleship?

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Seeking the rest that is only promised and found in Christ Jesus, along with my treasured wife of more than twenty-five years, we seek to grow in our relationship with our Heavenly Father, walk with the Holy Spirit as He moves our hearts, loving others always as Jesus loves us, and carry the news of His glory, the wonderful gospel, that gives light and life where there once was only darkness.
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5 Responses to Was the Faith Luther Proclaimed Really What Christians Live Today?

  1. Bonhoeffer offers us a really interesting way out of the worthiness trap. Thanks so much!

  2. creditaction says:

    A healthy diet of Bonhoeffer and Luther for the Christian I approve. “The life of the Christian is one of repentance.” Luther

  3. Susan Michaels says:

    Oh, the untapped riches of grace! Amen and thank you!

  4. Tough standards, but a great reminder of what we’re striving for.

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