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Gerhard on Trinity 21 – John 4:46-54

Monday, October 18th, 2010

But because weakness and frailty beclouded the nobleman’s faith, Christ wished to give him pause, and said: “If you people do not see signs and miracles, you do not believe.” With these words the Lord wished not only to rebuke the nobleman but also the Galileans’ wrong understanding in general. As the evangelist recounts shortly […]

Gerhard on Trinity 19 – Matthew 9:1-8

Monday, October 4th, 2010

When people do not wish to accept Christ’s Word and discount it, it is Christ’s custom to go elsewhere. If you do not wish to have Him dwell in your heart or to receive His words in your heart, He will withdraw His grace. When in prayer we bring our need before Christ, we should […]

Gerhard on Trinity 17 – Luke 14:1-11

Monday, September 20th, 2010

Christ is, of course, a much better physician than ordinary mortal physicians; for they can cure only with the physical means provided by nature. But Christ can bring aid and healing in a supernatural way with divine power. The help and healing given by earthly physicians stretches out from day to day, and from hour […]

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

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Gerhard’s Postil for Trinity 8 is fantastic. I recommend the entire sermon! The book is available here. There now follows some choice quotes. Gerhard first summarizes Nehemiah 4:7-8. Nehemiah orders those working in Jerusalem to keep one hand on their sword and the other hand busy working. Gerhard continues: You see, this is a perfect […]

Gerhard on Trinity IV – Luke 6:36-42

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

While admonishing us to good works, the Lord Christ presses us above all to do the works of mercy. “Be merciful,” He says. Indeed, there are also other good works, especially those performed for the Lord God according to the first table of the Law. But, nevertheless, it was Christ’s desire first and foremost to […]