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By Bill Kapp
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From the Pastor's Pen


January 4, 2018

By Bill Kapp

The First United Church of Christ, Sauk City

I used to play a game in confirmation class called, “Is it Law or Gospel?” The confirmation leader would mention a situation or event and the class had to decide if it was the daunting news of the law (something God requires of us) or the good news of the gospel (something God does for us).

For example, what about the exhortation “love one another”? Is this law or gospel? The answer is law, because it is something required of us. What about the words, “you are forgiven”? The answer is gospel, because it is somethin...

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