The Small Catechism says, “…and that a new man should daily emerge and arise to live before God in righteousness and purity forever.” According to the Scriptures (Eph 4:23, 2 Cor 4:16, Col 3:10, Gal 4:19), the new (inward) man is faith. This new man in the Christian is being renewed by God through the Gospel. The two parts of the baptized life are not confession and good works, but confession and faith. And where there is faith, the fruits of faith (good works) will follow. Receive faith and you get good works. Aim at good works and you will get neither faith nor good works.
Overheads: Lesson Eleven Overheads Baptism Apr 3 2016
Resources: Lesson Nine Baptism Mar 20 2016
Lesson Six The Ways and Means of God in Mortifying old Adam
Lesson 11 Yellow Sheet LW v26 p431
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