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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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In short: Apart from me, You can do nothing +

I am the Vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit. John 15:5a Here Christ repeats His foregoing words almost verbatim. He wants to be sure to … Continue reading

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Abide in me and I in You

Jesus Christ says: Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. Gospel of St. John 15:4 Luther comments this … Continue reading

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On being alone and together

The following „Solitariness & brotherhood“ is from Hermann Dietzfelbinger´s: „Pastoral care of the pastor” One thing more must be added. It is true that Christ meets me in my brother, but that brother is not Christ. And brotherhood is not … Continue reading

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17th Sunday after Trinity

Watchword for the 16th Sunday after Trinity: This is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. (1Jo5:4b) The Introit is from Psalm 25:  Good and upright is the Lord: therefore will he teach sinners in the way. All … Continue reading

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11th Sunday after Trinity

Watchword from the 1st letter of the apostle St. Peter “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” (1Pe 5:5) The Introit is from Psalm 113 Praise ye the LORD. Praise, O ye servants of the LORD, praise … Continue reading

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17th Sunday after Trinity

Watchword for the 16th Sunday after Trinity: This is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. (1Jo5:4b) The Introit is from Psalm 25:  Good and upright is the Lord: therefore will he teach sinners in the way. All … Continue reading

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15th Sunday after Trinity

  Watchword from the holy apostle St. Peter chapter 5: “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” (1.Pt.5,7) The Introit is from Psalm 127:  Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build … Continue reading

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4th Sunday during Epiphany

 Watchword Psalm 66:5 Come and see what God has done, how awesome his works in man’s behalf!  Introit Psalm 107: They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters; These see the works of … Continue reading

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Lessons for the 18th Sunday in Pentecost

The watchword for this Sunday is from the first epistle of the evangelist Saint John: This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. (1Jo 5:4 NIV) God’s Word from the Old Testament is recorded by the … Continue reading

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