Martin Luther taught that a Christian is simultaneously saint and sinner. Thus Luther would be the first to admit that he was not a perfect man. Luther handled most issues with an attitude of "my way or the highway."
But Christians the world over are greatly indebted to Martin Luther. Besides championing justification by faith and reforming the church, he feverishly worked to get the Bible into the language of everyday people, was instrumental in establishing universal public education for children, and was an advocate for the priesthood of all believers. This colorful man truly is one of the great heroes of the church.
As you work through Drew Blankman's Christian Classics Bible Study based on Luther's thought and teaching, you'll have the opportunity to grapple with Scripture and learn how God might use you, "warts and all," to further his kingdom.
About the Author
Drew Blankman, a telecommuter from Southern California, is an associate editor for electronic publishing at InterVarsity Press. Drew holds an M.A. in systematic theology from Luther Theological Seminary, St. Paul, and is the coeditor of the Pocket Dictionary of North American Denominations.
Table of Contents
Introducing Martin Luther
1. God's Righteousness Freely Given: The Righteous Will Live by Faith"Luther's Tower Experience" and Romans 1:16-17; 3:21-26
2. The Struggle with Sin: The Law and the Gospel"Theological Writings" and Romans 7:9-8:5
3. Christ Must Be True God:That Christ Is Both God and Man"Of Jesus Christ" (Table Talk 182) and Colossians 1:15-23
4. Christians & Good Works: Good People Do Good Works"Various Writings" and Ephesians 2:1-10
5. Let God Be God: Gaze on Christ"A Sermon on Preparing to Die," "The Bondage of the Will" and Ephesians 1:3-14
6. Waging Battle: Our Protector and Defender"A Mighty Fortress Is Our God" and Ephesians 6:10-18
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