Category Archives: Martin Luther and the Reformation

Living as God´s people

To Jordan came our Lord, the Christ,To do God’s pleasure willing,And there was by St. John baptized,All righteousness fulfilling;There did He consecrate a bathTo wash away transgression,And quench the bitterness of deathBy His own blood and passion,He would a new … Continue reading

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Mourning in lonely exile here… (LSB 357)

Yes, that´s how it goes. Crying out for some rain and then when it arrives – as the clock strikes four (16h00) – it´s just so inconvenient. I´m out on my bicycle for some exercise before it´s too dark. Repeatedly … Continue reading

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“Judensau”: Polemical challenge

Luther and the Jews. That´s a mouthful. Thomas Kaufmann has said, what is to be said and the recent publication on the “Wittenberger Sau” gives an update on the present controversy. It´s causing waves even across the Atlantic as Nathaniel … Continue reading

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It´s Luther´s birthday and time to get the goose going…

Today´s Luther´s 537th birthday and tomorrow is the Holiday of St. Martin (Bishop of Tours). That´s the day little Luder (ne Luther!) was baptized and christened with that name in St. Peter and Paul. Many Germans celebrate this holiday with … Continue reading

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God will send the prophet You want (Dt.18,16)

Dr. Martin Luther continues his commentary on Deuteronomy 18 verse 16: “Just as you desired of the Lord your God at Horeb” – translated by Richard R. Caemmerer in Luther´s Works Volume 9, pages 180-182: We read nothing about any … Continue reading

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Jesus grants, what Moses demands… (ML on Dt.18,15)

Dr. Martin Luther continues his commentary on Deuteronomy 18 verse 15: “The Lord Your God will raise up for You a prophet like me from among You, from Your brethren – Him You shall heed” – translated by Richard R. … Continue reading

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Life and works of God´s people governed by the sure Word of God

Dr. Martin Luther continues his commentary on Deuteronomy with this brief introduction in chapter 18 – translated by Richard R. Caemmerer in Luther´s Works Volume 9, pages 174ff: He closes off his introduction with the careful and yet insightful comments … Continue reading

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Yes, if faith & Word perish, no love & good works will stay.

Dr. Martin Luther continues his commentary on Deuteronomy with this summary of chapter 14 – and it´s good reading about tithes, taxes and such laws and bylaws in this translation by Richard R. Caemmerer in Luther´s Works Volume 9, pages … Continue reading

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When the Word is lost, God is lost

Dr. Martin Luther continues his commentary on Deuteronomy with this summary of chapter 13 – and it´s good reading in this translation by Richard R. Caemmerer in Luther´s Works Volume 9, pages 129-131: To confirm what he said at the end … Continue reading

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It is right for us to fulfill all righteousness…

Now, this is what the Lord says,the one who created you,and formed you:“Don’t be afraid, for I will protect you.I call you by name, you are mine.” Isaiah 43: 1 (Watchword for the 6th Sunday after Trinity) We pray: Almighty God, beloved … Continue reading

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