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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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Difference between Old and New Testament

Luther on Deuteronomy 5:3 “Not with our fathers…” Here Moses points out the difference between the New and the Old Testament. The New Testament is the older, promised from the beginning of the world, yes, “before the times of the world,” … 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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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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“In the name of the LORD Jesus”

Here’s a translation of a devotion on Colossians 3:17 written by the late director of Lutheran missions (Bleckmar) Rev.Dr. Friedrich Wilhelm Hopf in the first “Missionsblatt” edited by him in January 1951. May it be read in the same Spirit … Continue reading

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Herrenhuter readings for Friday, the 16th January 2015

The Lord did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people: But because the Lord loved you! (Dt. 7:7-8)  So then it is … Continue reading

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Herrenhuter readings for Friday, the 3rd October 2014

Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established. (Pro 16:3 KJV)For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that. (Jam 4:15 KJV)

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Herrenhuter readings for Friday, the 25th July 2014

Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter. If you say: “But we knew nothing of this,” does not he that weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who guards your life know it? Will … Continue reading

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Herrenhuter readings for Friday, the 30th May 2014

Through God we shall do valiantly. (Psa 60:12 KJV) Jesus said: “Go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’” (Mat 9:13 NIV)

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Löhe on Romans 13:12b

The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness. (Rom 13:12 KJV) The apostle teaches us, how we should use the time aright and approach the last day appropriately. He … Continue reading

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