Q. What are the words, “until he come,” which are used by the apostle Paul in reference to the Lord’s supper?
A. They plainly teach us the Lord Jesus Christ will come a second time, which is the joy and hope of all believers.
Q. Why does the holy spirit give spiritual gifts to believers?
A. The Holy Spirit gives spiritual gifts to believers as he wills for the glory of God and common good of Christ’s body, the church, even as the body consists of many members, so that the whole body may be equipped and built up in love.
The opening story to Luke’s gospel is one where the people of Israel were in a kind of “dark ages” marked by silence from the Lord. Then the Lord bursts into the nations life with a scene that sounds very much like the lords intervention with Abraham nearly 20000 Earlier. There are three important themes in this passage that Luke wants us to see:
Luther’s “discovery” of the doctrine of justification is important in part because he was soul in crisis. He knew the guilt of his sins. In studying Scripture, Luther discovered the truth that salvation was not based on his good works. Instead, salvation was a matter of God declaring us righteous through Jesus Christ’s grace. If we would be right in the sight of God, we must trust in Christ alone, who took our curse away at the cross.