Law & Gospel: Wednesday's Words of the Week

All Scripture is either Law or Gospel.  That is, either it is God's Law speaking to us, telling us what to do and what not to do, or it is God's Gospel telling us what God has done for us through Jesus Christ.

The Law may be characterized as ALWAYS telling it listeners what TO DO and what NOT TO DO.  The Gospel may be characterized as always telling its listeners WHAT GOD HAS DONE for them in Jesus Christ.
In summary:
  • Law Says Do
  • Gospel Says Done
  • Law Condemns
  • Gospel Forgives
  • Law Tells Us What To Do
  • Gospel Tells Us What God Has Done For Us

To Learn more go the the Lutheran Lexicon by clicking here.