Tag Archives: Martin Luther

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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It is right for us to fulfill all righteousness…

Now, this is what the Lord says,the one who created you,and formed you:“Don’t be afraid, for I will protect you.I call you by name, you are mine.” Isaiah 43: 1 (Watchword for the 6th Sunday after Trinity) We pray: Almighty God, beloved … Continue reading

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Spiritual pride demolished in 3 steps

In this chapter Moses selects another occasion for transgressing the First Commandment, an occasion called spiritual pride because it boasts of its righteousness and merits. This is trust in one’s own works, and no plague and opponent of faith or trust in … Continue reading

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It´s still all about the 1st commandment…

Do we love God as such or rather just as a means to an end? Well, trials and temptations go a long way to reveal that as Moses explains: First Moses says that the nation was afflicted and tried by … Continue reading

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Luther´s rulers in electoral Saxony

In Luther´s time, democracy was far off. Germany was at best a vague idea and not even the language was anywhere near to being uniform in the various landscapes north of the Alps. He was always a citizen of electoral … Continue reading

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Don´t put God to the test

After explaining what it means to love the one and only God – Father, Son and Holy Ghost – above all else and that with all Your heart, soul and might always and everywhere … Dr. Martin Luther continues to … Continue reading

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