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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 […]

Johann Gerhard on Trinity 8 – Matthew 7:15-23

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

By their fruits you will know them.┬áThis is not to be understood as the external fruits of life, for on occasion false teaching and outwardly impeccable behavior exist together while, conversely, healthy, wholesome teaching and a wicked life can exist together as well, of which Judas, Christ’s betrayer, is an example. Instead, one must distinguish […]

Gerhard Quote for Trinity 7 – Mark 8:1-9

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

“What are we to do when we find ourselves in such a wilderness? We should remind ourselves that the Lord God has led us there, as written about Christ in Matthew 4:1 – the Holy Spirit had brought Him there. We should endure even if deliverance is not soon forthcoming. One cannot escape such wilderness […]

Johann Gerhard on Trinity 20 – Matthew 22:1-14

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

It is not amiss to understand this wedding as the spiritual union of the Church and each and every believing soul with Christ…. Nonetheless, since the call of the Christian Church is presented to us in the words of the parable as distinct from the wedding, it seems somewhat closer to the text if we […]

Blessed Johann Gerhard on Lent 1 – Matthew 4:1-11

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

For just as skirmishes usually precede the arrival of the actual massive slaughter [of the battle], so also Christ – before He wanted to deliver the death blow, slaughtering the devil with His suffering, death, descent into hell, and resurrection – first wanted to attack him with a routine, initial strike, as we see in […]


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