Category Archives: You comfort me +

Luthers Vorrede auff den psalter (WA 10,1 S.94ff)

Den Psalter hat Luther zeitlebens studiert, gebetet und angewendet. In 1524 hat er ihn wieder als Teil des Alten Testaments in Deutsch übersetzt. Zu den jeweilig übersetzten Büchern hat der ehrwürdige Doktor dem Laien Vorreden geschrieben und darin einiges erklärt … Continue reading

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Luther on articles of faith…

I will here briefly recount these articles of the Christian faith to which everyone is above all things to pay attention and hold fast. The first is the law of God, which is to be preached so that one thereby … Continue reading

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Oh, do listen up!

Looking forward to this Sunday. It is “Sexagesimae” – the second Sunday before Lent): Oh, that today You would listen as He speaks! Do not harden Your hearts. Hebrews 3,15 This blessed Sunday we are focused on the triune God´s … Continue reading

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Too soon

A week ago Bruno and Ingrid were in a head-on-collision. Subsequently other cars crashed into them from behind. Their two children Karl (6) and Maya (2) were critically injured, and both died in ICU – Karl on Sunday and Maya … Continue reading

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Come and witness God´s exploits

Looking forward to the 4th Sunday before Lent. It comes with a very promising invitation: “Come and witness God’s exploits! His acts on behalf of people are awesome.” (Psalm 66,5) The Introit from Psalm 107 lifts our eyes to look … Continue reading

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Swiftly pass the clouds of glory…

Looking forward to the high feast and holiday of the Transfiguration this last Sunday after the Epiphany. We´re hearing a lot from the great prophet Moses, who points us to the one and only savior of the world, Jesus Christ. … Continue reading

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God´s mercy – the origin of our ministry

In the late 1980´s my father-in-law installed P. Werner Köhne in Wittenberg. At that stage it was not foreseeable that I would be the successor to be installed in 1992. That´s thirty years ago this year. My father-in-law based his … Continue reading

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Teatime in the Old Latin School

Yesterday I got invited to tea. That´s a first for me. I´m still dazed and not because there was something funny in the tea. No, just because it was the first time. Afterall, I´ve been in these parts since 2018. … Continue reading

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Wenn Steine reden könnten…

Liebe Wittenberger Festgäste am heutigen 100-jährigen Kirchweihjubiläum (16. Dezember 2021) Euer Pastor Helmut Paul hat mir „etwas über Steine“ aufgegeben. Darum das Thema: „Wenn Steine reden könnten…” Wenn sie es könnten, hätten sie uns viel zu sagen – gerade hier … Continue reading

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Jesus sinners does receive… (LSB 609)

„Can You get us a copy?” That´s how this story started. A colleague from St. Louis was looking for the second volume of Bizer´s: “Light on my path”. It´s got daily lessons from the Old and New Testament in Hebrew … Continue reading

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