The freedom to preach God’s word is at stake at the beginning of the time of Bullinger. Part of the backlash against Zwingli was a backlash against preaching regarding things of the state. The City council had a rule, but would Bullinger agree? What happened and why is it important for today?
May everyone have a good Memorial Day. In keeping with the day, no James, but some thoughts on 1 John 3:11-18. Love and laying your life down and what that reminds us of as Christians.
The despair and trouble caused by the death of Zwingli are providentially addressed by God in the arrival of Henrich Bullinger on the scene. And that helps fix the problem in Basel as well. The Lord saves the Reformation.
The gang returns to discuss putting up filthiness and becoming doers of the word. And they discuss the law of liberty and exactly what that means for the law to be one of liberty.
The tragedy of 1531 is used by God to turn it into the triumph of 1532. We see that begin with the tragedy of Wolfgang Capito and how he ends up in Bern for the Synod of Bern 1532 to deal with the problems that existed there. You don’t want to miss this marvelous work!
The gang is not here, so we turn to Calvin and we take another look at being slow to wrath and the Righteousness of God.
The critical year of 1531 continues to see tragedy in the Reformed church. Oecolampadius joins Zwingli in the church triumphant and Bern falls to pieces. See how God works in this time of trial.
The group tries to be quick to listen to each other and slow to speak, not to mention slow to anger. And the role of wrath and the danger of it in our lives is explored.
Since we are beginning to harvest the problems of this fad, we review Francis Chan’s “Crazy Love”, Idelman’s “Not a Fan”, and David Platt’s “Radical”. Take a listen.
It is time to cover the Second War of Kappel and the death of Ulrich Zwingli. We stop at this big moment and draw some conclusions . . . or maybe learn not to draw conclusions.