Near the end of His earthly ministry, Jesus listed seven “Woes” to the church people of that day. It seems that they had totally misconstrued what God really wanted from them. So Jesus made it perfectly clear! The fourth specific scolding is a wonderful reminder of the three things that really matter to God. Everything else is secondary. As we start a new year, let’s focus on those things that are most important.
Carl Trueman lectures on Martin Luther, the great reformer. This 45 minute lecture at Westminster Theological Seminary is entitled "Martin Luther, Troubled Prophet." Carl Trueman also has a one-week, ThM/PhD course entitled "The Thought and Life and Martin Luther" available at wts.edu/modularthm, and a forthcoming book in February 2015 from Crossway on Luther and the Christian life.