How do you know God’s will for your life?


another strange and mysterious man... by alexwood - ale_m

How does a pastor know if they are called, or not?

What is the relationship between faith and works?

Does what you do here on earth have an effect on your status in Heaven?

And some things to think about when your church will not Baptize your baby.


click here >How-to-know-if-your-vocation-is-in-the-will-of-God



Thanks, Pastor Mark.

And thanks to flickr and alexwood-ale_m, for the photo.




2 Responses

  1. Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant!

    That very nice yet simple distinction between faith that “gives the power for works” versus “the freedom for works” is CRITICAL. This is even spoken of concerning the Gospel and is ultimately the Reformed third use of the Law intrusion FOOLING so many Lutherans even. For the best ‘lutheran leaning’ reformed guys always say that the Gospel gives the power to do good works but not “the freedom”. Or if they do use the term “freedom” they mingle it with the concept of “power”, i.e. freedom then becomes this power to do good works so that the Gospel in the final analysis gives the power to do good works and the Law at last holds the day.

    Thus, the Lutheran position, the true one, is one that the Gospel is NOT the power for good works nor is it the “freedom” (i.e. when freedom = power ultimately) but the true FREEDOM to do good works because it appropriately assigns to works what works are and what works are not (i.e. a theologian of the Cross calls a thing what it IS and is not as opposed to a theologian of glory).

  2. Well said, Larry!

    Dr. Meg Madsen wrote that piece that Mark was reading from. She was a student of Forde’s and is another staunch defender of the gospel…with NO STRINGS attached.

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