Reformation Day

October 31, 2021 | Reformation Day

SERMON – Galatians 2:15-20

We ourselves are Jews by birth and not Gentile sinners; 16 yet we know that a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, because by works of the law no one will be justified. 17 But if, in our endeavor to be justified in Christ, we too were found to be sinners, is Christ then a servant of sin? Certainly not! 18 For if I rebuild what I tore down, I prove myself to be a transgressor. 19 For through the law I died to the law, so that I might live to God.

The Lutheran Reformation of the Word “Justification”

  1. The Law can only lead to pride or despair
  2. Only the Gospel can lead to faith and salvation