Category Archives: Theologie

What You should expect reading Moses…

“HOW CHRISTIANS SHOULD REGARD MOSES” Luther´s works Volume 35 “Word and Sacrament” ed. by E. Theodore Bachmann. Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis 1960) Luther writes: “Dear friends, you have often heard that there has never been a public sermon from … Continue reading

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Pray, read and temptation will teach You even further…

PREFACE TO THE WITTENBERG EDITION OF LUTHER’S GERMAN WRITINGS Dr. Martin Luther’s Preface of 1539 translated by Robert R. Heitner (Luther´s Works Volume 34, Pages 283-288) I would have been quite content to see my books, one and all, remain … Continue reading

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My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? (5th Lenten Service)

The 5th Lenten Service is coming up. We´re following the propers of the local lectionary. The Introit starts us off with the 5th penitential Psalm. “The prayer of an oppressed man, as he grows faint and pours out his lament … Continue reading

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Job pleads not-guilty … (Job 19,19-27)

The next bible study is coming up – and Job 19,19-27 is the sermon text allocated in our lectionary for this coming 5th Sunday in Lent: “Judica…” (Judge me, O Lord…). Theology is not boring. Not by a long shot. … Continue reading

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Jesus thirsts (4th Lenten service)

The 4th Lenten Service is coming up. We´re following the propers of the local lectionary. The Introit starts us off with the 4th penitential Psalm: “For the music director, a psalm of David, written when Nathan the prophet confronted him … Continue reading

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Encourage them to come in!

„Then people will come from east and west, and from north and south, and take their places at the banquet table in the kingdom of God.” (Lk.13,29 – Watchword for the 3rd Sunday in Epiphany) Last Sunday we heard, how … Continue reading

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God is full of pleasant surprises & promises a happy ending

Tomorrow is the 4th Sunday in Advent and the holy Apostle encourages us to “rejoice in the Lord always. Again I say, rejoice, because the Lord is near!” (Phil.4,4-5b). The Old Testament lesson takes us a long way back – … Continue reading

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Looking forward to the 3rd Advent

Looking forward to preach on the “Benedictus” (Lk.1,67-79) tomorrow. That´s looking closer at St. John the Baptist under the watchword from Isaiah 40: “In the wilderness clear a way for the Lord; Look, the Sovereign Lord comes as a victorious … 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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