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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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St.Maurice and Luther

For only one year Hans Luder sends his fourteen year old son Martin – it is 1497 –  to the cathedral school attached to the St. Mauritius abbey founded in Magdeburg back in 937 AD. Another reason to look a … Continue reading

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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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