Category Archives: You comfort me +

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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Just another Friday

Some days are just special – even more than others. Today was such a day. I got up full of last night´s good meeting with those young English teachers from the States (Ohio, Carolina & Nebraska – if I remember … Continue reading

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Genesis Lectures.

“Luther´s exegesis over more than a decade.” Part 7 of “Guidance in the Pentateuch. Re-reading Moses with Luther.” Genesis Lectures (8 volumes in Luther´s Works – and over 11 yrs)[1] John Maxfield finds this evangelical understanding in the lectures (Pg.9), … Continue reading

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So, how should Christians regard Moses?

Part 6: Guidance in the Pentateuch: Re-reading Moses with Luther. ML answers this question summarily in a sermon dated 27th August 1525, which was the 29th in a string of seventy-seven sermons on Exodus (Bachmann, Pg.159): Eyn Unterrichtung wie sich … Continue reading

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So, what does Luther look for in Moses?

Part 5: Guidance in the Pentateuch. Re-reading Moses with Luther. The provocative “Judensau” is displayed outside on St.Mary´s. It too is very much in the lime-light and contemporary controversies – way beyond the limits of old Wittenberg.[1] Luther as translator of … Continue reading

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Can we give up the OT?

(Part 4 Guidance in the Pentateuch. Re-reading Moses with Luther.) Professor Notger Slenczka (Alexander von Humboldt University, Berlin) provokes with his statements concerning the relation of Old and New Testament (2015). This fundamental theological debate sparked fireworks even in the … Continue reading

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Sola gratia (5th Sunday after Trinity)

Looking forward to this coming 5th Sunday after Trinity. Some 29 years ago tomorrow, Präses Ernst-August Albers preached at the official dedication of our Afrikaans congregation in Piet Retief. He was my confirmand and ordinand, but also strong backer of … Continue reading

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Deliver us, O Lord, our God…

Looking forward to this upcoming Sunday. It´s the 5th Sunday after the High Feast of the Holy Trinity. The Introit is from Psalm 106. The last two verses serve as antiphone: Deliver us, O Lord, our God.Gather us from among the … Continue reading

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As a deer longs for streams of water…

Psalm 42. For the music director, a well-written song by the Korahites in Martin Luther´s translation has been put to music by Felix Mendelsohn Bartholdy. As a deer longs for streams of water, so I long for you, O God!I … Continue reading

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Reading, learning, suffering God´s Word

In his preface to the Wittenberg edition of his German writings of 1539 Dr. Martin Luther shows God´s means of forming faithful followers through His Holy Word. Luther refers us to King David´s deep Psalm 119. It´s the way God … Continue reading

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