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Walther on Advent 4 – John 1:19-28

Saturday, December 11th, 2010

Even he denies Christ who denies any truth of the Gospel, though it seems ever so unimportant, and  helps to confirm any error, though it seems ever so harmless. How important this is for our day! Not a few suppose that they are faithful confessors because they have not denied that Christ is the Son […]

Walther on Advent 3 – Matthew 11:2-10

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

Christ’s miracles did not only take place in secret, in a corner, only before the eyes of his friends, as do the alleged miracles of deceivers. They too place before many thousands of witnesses, often in the very presence of Christ’s bitterest enemies. Therefore, when after the resurrection of Christ, the apostles referred to his […]

Walther and Sțckhardt on Trinity 24 РMatthew 9:18-26

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

Walther Faith does not display this glorious power without the believer noticing something of it. It shows itself “as the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1). Faith makes the believer divinely certain that he has God’s grace. It fills him with God’s peace. It sends the Holy Spirit […]

Walther on Trinity 19 – Matthew 9:1-8

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

C.F.W. Walther focuses on the connection between Jesus forgiving the palsied man’s sins and private absolution. Here is a quote. ============================== Private absolution has a very special comfort for us sinners. It is true that private absolution is not the only means whereby God announces forgiveness. God already does this by the general preaching of […]

Walther on Trinity 16 – Luke 7:11-17

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Why is especially the story of our today’s Gospel so frightful for all unbelievers? Because it cuts off all excuses for their unbelief. Through this resurrection Christ has proven that he is whom he said he was, the Son of the living God; when a prophet did a miracle, he did it in the name […]