A superb sermon which was brought to my attention by Andy Underhile -
The Method and Fruits of Justification - a sermon by Martin Luther, Part 1
Andy is posting it in parts, but the full sermon can be found here, because I got to the end of part 5 and thought I have to hear the end! I can't wait!
Here it is:
LUTHER — THE METHOD AND FRUITS OF JUSTIFICATION
(Note that when he says 'require' or 'necessary' he is speaking in the philosophical sense, as in - "it naturally follows" or "it is by definition." Luther is not using these words in a "law" or imperative sense - as if you ARE required to do something to ensure you are saved or to maintain yourself in a state of justification before God.)
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