- The freedom to grieve
- The freedom to fail
- The freedom to "be ourselves"
- The freedom to love
In short, I think Luther correctly interprets Scripture by pointing toward our radical and amazing freedom in Christ. I just want to unpack this a bit.
I would aim for a 5 to 6 week preaching series. I would like to offer adult education classes on the same material for Sunday morning Bible study (something along the lines of this: http://www.stpaullititz.net/smallcatechism.html). Perhaps we would look at the Galatians (and Luther's commentary) alongside of this for the Bible study.
Let me know if this is of interest to you. I've included below the list of Gospel passages for this time period.
|1-Oct||Matthew 21:23-32||Jesus challenges temple teachers|
|7-Oct||Matthew 21:33-46||Parable of the Vineyard|
|15-Oct||Matthew 22:1-14||Parable of a (harsh) banquet|
|22-Oct||Matthew 22:15-22||Paying taxes; rendering to Ceasar|
|29-Oct||Matthew 22:34-46||Jesus teaches on the law and being greater than David|
|5-Nov||Matthew 23:1-12||Love of false and fancy things|
|26-Nov||Matthew 25:31-46||Sheep and Goats|