The Reformation Began with Paul: Justification the Same Yesterday, Today, and Forevermore

This is the ninth post in a series with my notes from the Together for the Gospel Conference (#T4G2016) that was held from April 12-14 in Louisville, KY. To see my other notes from the sermons at T4G, click here

Speaker: Thabiti Anyabwile                                     Key text: Romans 3:21-26

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If we are genuinely Reformed it isn’t because we’re following the teachings of a certain group of men, but because we believe it to be what the Bible genuinely teaches. The doctrine of justification by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone is not a Reformed doctrine (in that it began during the Reformation), but a biblical doctrine.

We ought to be able to demonstrate this through Scripture alone. For example in Romans 3, we see that God  justifies through faith in Jesus Christ (v 21-22) because man has fallen short of the glory of God (v 23-24) in order to display His own glory to the universe (v 25-26).

Five Truths About Righteousness:  Read more of this post

The Death of Death in the Death of Christ: The Good News of a Bloody Cross

This is the fourth post with my sermon notes from the Cross Conference (CrossCon) that was held from December 27-30, 2013, in Louisville, KY. To see my other sermon notes from CrossCon, click here

Speaker: Conrad Mbewe                                     Key text: Romans 3:21-26

In order to relish the good news, we must first see our hopelessness and helplessness under the judgment of God. The natural fallen state of humanitiy, the “bad news”, is spiritual death. The good news we take to people as they labor under God’s judgment of death is that same God has defeated death in the death of Christ (Romans 5:12-21). We are held in bondage to death until a perfect payment has been made to God Himself. That payment is the blood of Christ.

3 S’s of Redemption: suffering, substitution, and satisfaction  Read more of this post

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