I found a great sermon on justification by John Piper over at Desiring God. He takes a clear statement of Jesus on how a person is justified before God and expounds on it beautifully. It was great to be reminded that Jesus Himself taught on this subject in Luke 18:9-14. I keep finding people on the web who want me to think that only Paul taught justification by faith (see those sites or references to these people here, here, here, here, here, here, and here). The idea that Paul and Jesus contradict each other is wrong.
Even if they were right, they have in a sense excluded Paul’s writings from consideration. These are among the earliest writings of the New Testament. Paul was a contemporary of, and even personally acquainted with, the other Apostles, and he would have shared their common theology and approach.
It seems that many people, from many perspectives, want to showcase their own moral achievements instead of embracing a gospel that is outside of them.