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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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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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What to look for in the gospels…

After his grandstand at the diet in Worms before emperor Charles V the banned and kidnapped Luther was banished on the Wartburg (1521). Not one to let an opportunity to spread the gospel go by, he got cracking and down … 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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Freuet euch der schönen Erde…

Ein herrlicher Morgen im Wittenberger Land. Die Sonne erstrahlt mit Macht. Sie will wohl den Winter austreiben und den Sommer locken. Auf der Wetterkarte schien es als wäre Moskau schon da und auch sonst scheint nicht viel Regen in petto … Continue reading

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Martin Luther´s commentary on John 15:1-2

Our Lord Jesus Christ says: “I am the true Vine, and My Father is the Vinedresser. Every branch of Mine that bears no fruit He takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit He prunes, that it may bear … Continue reading

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The Lord is my shepherd… (Psalm 23)

Learning German hymns by heart is way easier than memorizing Psalms – and not only because we´re stuck with Luther´s translation for good reasons and don´t have the endless choices of English speakers.  Psalms have irregular meters, don´t rhyme and … Continue reading

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The parsonage – a good place to be +

Next to the church comes the parsonage. The study window looks out upon the churchyard, and if the pastor wants to see the steeple near, he must raise his head and eyes higher than other people need. The bell that … Continue reading

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He´s out – and nobody will stop Him now + Thank God +

Well, in nine months is Christmas – if our good Lord hasn´t returned by then. Signs are good, that His coming is as close as never 😊   It´s fascinating to see, how fast everything is changing around us. Suddenly the daily … Continue reading

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