Tag Archives: Martin Luther

Life is a long list of meetings…

A lot can happen in a day. Sometimes that´s true for Wittenberg too. Luther´s wedding celebrations last weekend prove the point. Thousands filled our streets, eager to forget regulations of distancing and hungry for some serious party. Now, a few … 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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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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The Gospel way: Sola fide

Part 3 of “Guidance in the Pentateuch. Re-reading Moses with Luther” In stark contrast to the determinative and fatal law is the Gospel as new way (Acts 9,2), which is the triune God´s only route to salvation from the very … 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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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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Search the Scriptures… (John 5,39)

Dr. Martin Luther´s preface to the Old Testament Luther´s Works Vol.35 from Page 235 onwards translated by Charles M. Jacobs and revised by E. Theodore Bachmann. Luther writes: “There are some who have little regard for the Old Testament. They … 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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Jesus, priceless treasure…

In the mornings I read from Dobberstein´s Anthology – just two pages most days. It´s like sitting at breakfast with my father-in-law back in old Wittenberg and discussing our wonderful work and most gracious calling. Obviously, some days are more … Continue reading

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Truly it is a most beautiful and fair law.

Dr. Martin Luther continues his commentary on Deuteronomy with this summary of chapter 15 – and it´s good reading about lending, cancelling of debt, poor people etc in this translation by Richard R. Caemmerer in Luther´s Works Volume 9: The … Continue reading

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