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Luther for Easter II – Misericordia Domini

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

In the third place, Christ stands preeminent, above all others, in the affirmation of Peter, quoted from Isaiah 53,9: “Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth.” You may draw your own conclusions as to the eminence of such a one; for certainly there is to be found no other human being […]

Johann Gerhard on John 6:1-15 (Lent 4)

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

In the “our Father” [the Lord’s Prayer], we not only pray for the forgiveness of sins, but also for daily bread and food. Thus, we confess with this that we cannot only not make payment for our sin before God the Lord, but that we are also unable to earn our daily bread. Instead, we […]

Prosper Gueranger on Luke 11:14-28 (Lent 3)

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Let us also listen, with holy fear, to what our Savior tells us with regard to our invisible enemies. They are so powerful and crafty, that our resistance would be useless, unless we had God on our side, and His holy angels, who watch over us and join us in the great combat. It is […]

Luther on Luke 11:14-28 (Lent 3)

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

We need to know that Christ’s work of driving out the devil never ceases but continues to go on in the Christian world until the Last Day. Wherever Christ’s kingdom is, his wondrous work continues, causing the dumb to speak, the blind to see, and the deaf to hear. When Christ came in to the […]

Robert Farrar Capon on Luke 11:14-28 (Lent 3)

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

(Jesus’) parabolic retort (“Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, etc.”) seems at first to be saying little more than, “If the devil is behind this , how come he’s fighting against himself?” But what Jesus really seems to be getting at, once again, is the inability of the world to straighten itself up […]