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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 […]

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 […]

Luther Quotes for The Baptism of Our Lord – Matthew 3:13-17

Monday, January 7th, 2013

All of this is done so that we cannot miss this event. It is no trivial matter. Everything depends on it. This is made so sure through holy people, through God Himself and His Spirit, so that all creatures must confess He is Christ. Thus we can depend upon Christ as such and cling to […]

Luther: He Had Nothing But Ordinary Swaddling Clothes and Scarcely A Farthing in Mary’s Purse

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

The patriarch Simeon steps up, even though by virtue of age he can scarcely see his way, and with penetrating clarity of discernment recognizes and praises this child as the Savior and Light of the World. All emperors, kings, and sovereigns are mere darkness, but this child is the Light of the World. All the […]

Three Luther Quotes for Trinity 22 – Matthew 18:21-35

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

All from his House Postils: It’s a simple thing to mouth the expression “forgiveness of sins” just as it is a simple thing to repeat the basic truths of Christian doctrine. Ah, yes, if all we had to do was to mouth the words! The problem is that when it comes to putting that expression […]