Category Archives: Sermon

Sermon for the Sunday after Christ´s Ascension

In 1522 Dr. Martin Luther uses tomorrow´s gospel (John 15,26-16,4) to preach of comfort and admonition. Here is an audible version of the German sermon. Come Holy Ghost, God and Lord, With all Your graces now outpoured On each believer’s … Continue reading

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The summons of death comes to all of us…

Luther´s return from the Wartburg was risky business, but the theological doctor, pastor and professor foresaw worse if he´d remain hidden in exile and not address the serious issues in Wittenberg, but let the riot run loose. In Wittenberg things … Continue reading

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Trust only in God (C.H. Spurgeon)

During the oral part of practical theology in the first theological examination Professor Dr. Wilhelm Rothfuchs gave me an unseen quote by Charles Haddon Spurgeon. I was to put it into context and evaluate it step-by-step. Thankfully, I had read … Continue reading

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Preaching on Job

Well, today´s sermon-writing-day: Job 23. I really like Job. His story is like the Old Testament illustration of Isaiah 52,13-53,13 and the passion of our Lord. There´s a lot of prejudice coming along with me as I start off with … Continue reading

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Dr. Martin Luther: A Sermon on Preparing to Die (1519)

Translated by Martin H. Bertram Introduction Early in May, 1519, Luther’s friend George Spalatin forwarded to him the request of a certain Mark Schart that the Reformer give him some help in dealing with distressing thoughts about death. At the … Continue reading

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Bekehrung: Vorher – nachher

Sonntag in Magdeburg – Hauptstadt von Sachsen-Anhalt – und ehemalig “Gottes Kanzelei”. Ein hübsches Städtchen trotz der vielen Bauwerke, Renovierungen und Umleitungen… Wir waren hier zum Gottesdienst mit der Evangelisch-Lutherischen Gemeinde von Magdeburg (SELK) Gepredigt habe ich über die Epistel … Continue reading

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Predigen in der Alten Lateinschule (Is.2,1-5)

Gestern predigte ich in der St. Maria Magdalena-Kapelle der SELK (Halle) auf der Moritzburg über Jesaja 2:1-5 (vgl. Micha 4:1-4). Hier der Überblick: Und auch zum Zuhören:

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Invocavit: Luther contra iconoclasts

The iconoclasts – radical reformers under the raving extremism of Dr.Andreas Karlstadt – were throwing out the baby with the bath water. Trying to introduce the precious gospel of our Lord, they went overboard and started to attack art work, … Continue reading

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Lenten sermon after Invocavit

    Following the order of the lectionary here, I am to preach on the holy gospel according to St. Matthew the eighteenth chapter. This is what I have prepared so far:  OLS6.1 2018.2.21 Lenten Sermon Mt.18,21-35 Village LC. Here’s the … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS IN JULY . . . OR WHENEVER

Here is Professor Dr. Carl Fickenscher’s sermon for yesterday’s Matins in the chapel of St.Timothy at the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Tshwane: 2017.7.25 Carl Fickenscher TIT3-3FF.MAN Lo, how a Rose e’er blooming from tender stem hath sprung! Of Jesse’s lineage coming, … Continue reading

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