Hebrews 9v11-15-Martin Luther

  Fifth Sunday in Lent; Hebrews 9:11-15 CHRIST OUR GREAT HIGH PRIEST But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building; Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own […]

2 Thessalonians 1v3-10-Martin Luther

Twenty Sixth Sunday After Trinity TWENTY FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY TEXT: <520413>1 THESSALONIANS 4:13 18. 13 But we would not have you ignorant, brethren, concerning them that fall asleep; that ye sorrow not, even as the rest, who have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them […]

1 Thessalonians 4v1-7-Martin Luther

  Second Sunday in Lent; 1 Thessalonians 4:1-7 EXHORTATION TO HOLINESS 1 Thes. 4:1-7 Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more. For ye know what commandments […]

1 John 3v13-18-Martin Luther

  SECOND SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY 1 JOHN 3:13-18. Marvel not, brethren, if the world hateth you. We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not abideth in death. Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life […]

1John 5v4-12-Martin Luther

  [VICTORIOUS FAITH; A FINE SERMON ON TRUE FAITH: ITS FRUITS, EVIDENCE, SOURCE, AND CERTAINTY. THERE IS ALSO AN EXCELLENT SECTION ON BAPTISM.] Sermon for the Sunday after Easter; 1 John 5:4-12 A Sermon by Martin Luther; taken from his Church Postil. VICTORIOUS FAITH. 1. This epistle selection was primarily arranged for this particular Sunday […]

James 1v16-21-message 2-Martin Luther

  4th. Sunday after Easter James 1:16-21 This sermon was printed first in the ”Two Sermons on Anger,” by Luther, Wittenberg, 1536. James 1:16-21 Do not err, my beloved brethren. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow […]

James 1v16-21-Martin Luther

  [“TWO THINGS THERE ARE WHICH PART MEN FROM THE GOSPEL: ONE IS ANGRY IMPATIENCE, AND THE OTHER EVIL LUST. OF THESE JAMES SPEAKS IN THIS EPISTLE.”] (LUTHER) Sermon for the Fourth Sunday after Easter; James 1:16-21 *[This sermon was printed first in the “Two Sermons on Anger,” by dr. Martin Luther, Wittenberg, 1536.] 1. […]

Titus 3v4-7-Martin Luther

  Early Christmas Service Titus 3, 4-7 But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Which he shed on us abundantly […]

Titus 2v11-15;Hebrews 1v1-12-Martin Luther

  Christmas Day and Morning. Titus 2-11-15 & Hebrews 1:1-12 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God […]

2 Corinthians 3v4-11-Martin Luther

  TWELFTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY 2 CORINTHIANS 3:4-11. And such confidence have we through Christ to God-ward: not that we are sufficient of ourselves, to account anything as from ourselves; but our sufficiency is from God; who also made us sufficient as ministers of a new covenant; not of the letter, but of the spirit: […]

2 Corinthians 6v1-10-Martin Luther

  First Sunday in Lent; 2 Corinthians 6:1-10 An Entreaty to Live as Christians Second Sunday before Lent 2 Cor. 11:19-12:9 2Cor 6:1-10 We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain. (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and […]

Colossians 1v3-14-Martin Luther

  TWENTY FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY COLOSSIANS 1:3-14. Col. 1:3-14. We give thanks to God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you, having heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye have toward all the saints, because of the hope which is laid up for you […]

Colossians 3v1-7-Martin Luther

  Easter Wednesday; Colossians 3:1-7 EXHORTATION TO TRULY GOOD WORKS. Col. 3:1-7 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid […]

Galatians 3v15-22-Martin Luther

  THIRTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY GALATIANS 3:15-22. Brethren, I speak after the manner of men: Though it be but a man’s covenant, yet when it hath been confirmed, no one maketh it void, or addeth thereto. Now to Abraham were the promises spoken, and to his seed. He saith not, And to seeds, as of […]

Galatians 4v1-7-Martin Luther

  Sunday after Christmas Galatians 4:1-7 Now I say, [That] the heir, as long as he is a child, differed nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all; But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father. Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the […]

Galatians 3v23-29-Martin Luther

  NEW YEAR’S DAY GALATIANS 3:23-29. But before faith came, we were kept in ward under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed. So that the law is become our tutor to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But now that faith is come, we […]

Acts 6v8-14;7v54-60-Martin Luther

  ST. STEPHEN’S DAY ACTS 6:8-14; 7:54-60 STEPHEN’S EXAMPLE OF FAITH. Acts 6:8-15 And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people. Then there arose certain of the synagogue, which is called the synagogue of the Libertines, and Cyrenians, and Alexandrians, and of them of Cilicia and of Asia, […]

Acts 13v26-39-Martin Luther

  Sermon for Easter Tuesday Acts 13:26-39 THE WORD AND THE RESURRECTION Acts 13:26-39 Men and brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and whosoever among you feareth God, to you is the word of this salvation sent. For they that dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew him not, nor yet the […]

Acts 10v34-43-Martin Luther

  Sermon for Easter Monday; Acts 10:34-43 THE BLESSINGS OF CHRIST’S RESURRECTION Acts 10:34-43 Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him. The word which God sent unto the […]

Acts 2v1-13-message 2-Martin Luther

  Content Page Pentecost Sunday; Acts 2:1-13 THE GIFT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. Acts 2:1-13 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they […]

Acts 2v1-13-Martin Luther

  Sermon for Pentecost Sunday; Acts 2:1-13 A Sermon by Martin Luther; taken from his Church Postil. THE GIFT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. 1. The historical facts of this day, as well as the beautiful sermon the Holy Spirit delivered through the apostle Peter, which might appropriately be fully treated at this time, we shall […]

Ephesians 5v15-21-Martin Luther

  TWENTIETH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY EPHESIANS 5:15-21. Look therefore carefully how ye walk [See then that ye walk circumspectly], not as unwise, but as wise; redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. And be not drunken with wine, wherein is […]

Ephesians 5v1-9-Martin Luther

  Third Sunday in Lent Eph. And Confession and the Lord’s Supper  1524 Third Sunday in Lent Ephesians 5:1-9 EXHORTATION TO BE IMITATORS OF GOD Eph 5:1-9 Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and […]

Ephesians 3v13-21-Martin Luther

  SIXTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY EPHESIANS 3:13-21. Wherefore I ask that ye may not faint at my tribulations for you, which are your glory. For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, and that he would grant you, according to the riches […]

Ephesians 4v1-6&4v22-28-Martin Luther

  SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY & NINETEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY EPHESIANS 4:1-6 & EPHESIANS 4:22-28. I, therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beseech you to walk worthily of the calling wherewith ye were called, with all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; giving diligence to keep the unity of the Spirit […]

Philippians 2v5-11-Martin Luther

  Palm Sunday and Good Friday Philippians 2:5-11 Christ an Example of Love Phil 2:5-11 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form […]

Philippians 4v4-7-message 2-Martin Luther

  Fourth Sunday in Advent Philippians 4:4-7 1. The text, though short, is a suggestive and important lesson in Christian faith. It teaches how we should conduct ourselves toward God and our neighbor. It says: “Rejoice in the Lord always.” OUR CONDUCT TOWARD GOD – REJOICE IN HIM. 2. Joy is the natural fruit of […]

Philippians 3v17-21-Martin Luther

  TWENTY THIRD SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY PHILIPPIANS 3, 17 – 21. ENEMIES OF THE CROSS OF CHRIST AND THE CHRISTIAN’S CITIZENSHIP IN HEAVEN. Phil 3, 17 – 21. Brethren, be ye imitators [followers] together of me, and mark them that so walk even as ye have us for an ensample. For many walk, of whom […]

Philippians 1v3-11-Martin Luther

  TWENTY SECOND SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY PHILIPPIANS 1:3-11. I thank my God upon all my remembrance of you, always in every supplication of mine on behalf of you all making my supplication with joy, for your fellowship in furtherance of the gospel from the first day until now; being confident of this very thing, that […]

Philippians 4v4-7-Martin Luther

  Sermon for the Fourth Sunday in Advent; Philippians 4:4-7 [THE TEXT, THOUGH SHORT, IS A SUGGESTIVE AND IMPORTANT LESSON IN CHRISTIAN FAITH. IT TEACHES HOW WE SHOULD CONDUCT OURSELVES TOWARD GOD AND OUR NEIGHBOUR. IT SAYS: “REJOICE IN THE LORD ALWAYS.”] OUR CONDUCT TOWARD GOD–REJOICE IN HIM. Joy is the natural fruit of faith. […]

1Peter 5v5-11-Martin Luther

  THIRD SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY 1 PETER 5:5-11. Likewise, ye younger, be subject unto the elder. Yea, all of you gird yourselves with humility, to serve one another: for God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace to the humble. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due […]

1Peter 2v11-20&20-25-Martin Luther

  Third and Second Sunday after Easter 1 Peter 2-11-20 & 20-25 OUR CHRISTIAN DUTIES. Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul; Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which […]

1Peter 4v7-11-message 2 -Martin Luther

  Sunday after Ascension Day; 1 Peter 4:7-11 EXHORTATION TO CHRISTIAN LIVING. (This sermon appeared as early as 1525 in pamphlet form.) But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer. And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of […]

1Peter 3v8-15-Martin Luther

  FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY 1 PETER 3:8-15. 1 PETER 3:8-15. Finally, be ye all like-minded, compassionate, loving as brethren, tender-hearted, humble- minded: not rendering evil for evil, or reviling for reviling; but contrariwise blessing; for hereunto were ye called, that ye should inherit a blessing. For, He that would love life, And see good […]

1Peter 4v7-11-Martin Luther

  [EXHORTATION TO CHRISTIAN LIVING SERMON FOR PENTECOST SUNDAY, JOHN 14:23-31 — THE OFFICE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.] Sermon for the Sunday after Ascension Day; 1 Peter 4:7-11 A Sermon by Martin Luther; taken from his Church Postil. EXHORTATION TO CHRISTIAN LIVING. [ed. *This sermon appeared as early as 1525 in pamphlet form.] 1. This […]

1 Peter 2v11-20-Martin Luther

  [OUR CHRISTIAN DUTIES; A MASTERFUL SERMON IN WHICH LUTHER PUTS FORTH THE BIBLICAL TEACHING THAT CHRISTIANS ARE CITIZENS OF TWO KINGDOMS SIMULTANEOUSLY: THE KINGDOM OF THE WORLD AND THE KINGDOM OF CHRIST. ON THE BASIS OF THE TEXT HE DEMONSTRATES  HOW CHRISTIANS ARE TO RELATE TO THE WORLD.] Sermon for the Third Sunday after […]

1Peter 2v20-25-Martin Luther

  [PATIENCE UNDER TRIBULATION; AN EXCELLENT SERMON ON SUFFERING: CHRIST’S ATONING SUFFERING, AND OUR SUFFERING.] Sermon for the Second Sunday after Easter; 1 Peter 2:20-25 A Sermon by Martin Luther; taken from his Church Postil. PATIENCE UNDER TRIBULATION. 1. This epistle lesson is a beautiful selection from apostolic teaching. Doubtless it was intentionally arranged for […]

1 Corinthians 4v1-5-Martin Luther

  Third Sunday in Advent; 1 Corinthians 4:1-5 STEWARDS OF THE MYSTERIES OF GOD. 1. This epistle selection illustrates the Gospel lesson for the first Sunday in Advent, wherein we learned the disciples did not themselves ride on the colt, but led it to Christ and set him thereon. That is what the apostle does […]

1 Corinthians 9v24-10v5-Martin Luther

  Third Sunday before Lent; 1 Cor. 9:24-10:5 THE CHRISTIAN RACE FOR THE PRIZE 1 Cor 9:24-10:5 Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they […]

1 Corinthians 13v1-13-Martin Luther

  Sunday before Lent; 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 PAUL’S PRAISE OF CHRISTIAN LOVE. Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I […]

1 Corinthians 10v6-13-Martin Luther

  NINTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY 1 CORINTHIANS 10:6-13. Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted. Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play. Neither […]

1Corinthians 1v4-9-Martin Luther

  EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY 1 CORINTHIANS 1:4-9. I thank my God always concerning you; for the grace of God which was given you in Christ Jesus; that in everything ye were enriched in him, in all utterance and all knowledge; even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you: so that ye come […]

1 Corinthians 5v6-8-Martin Luther

  Easter Sunday; 1 Corinthians 5:6-8 EXHORTATION TO WALK AS CHRISTIANS 1 Corinthians 5:6-8 Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump? Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for […]

i Corinthians 12v1-11-Martin Luther

  TENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY 1 CORINTHIANS 12:1-11. Now, concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant. Ye know that when ye were Gentiles ye were led away unto those dumb idols, howsoever ye might be led. Wherefore I make known unto you, that no man speaking in the Spirit of God saith, […]

Romans 11v33-36-Martin Luther

  Content Page SECOND SERMON ROMANS 11:33-36. TRINITY SUNDAY Romans 11:33-36 The Holy Trinity Romans 11:33-36 K.J.V. O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been […]

Romans 6v3-11-Martin Luther

  Content Page SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY ROMANS 6:3-11. Or are ye ignorant that all we who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him through baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we also […]

Romans 6v19-23-Martin Luther

  SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY ROMANS 6:19-23. ROMANS 6:19-23. I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye presented your members as servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity, even so now present your members as servants to righteousness unto sanctification. For when ye were servants […]

Romans 8v18-22-message 2 -Martin Luther

                                                              ROMANS 8:18-22. first sermon FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY ROMANS 8:18-22. [SECOND SERMON.] REDEMPTION OF THE CREATURES. 1. We have heard how Paul comforts the Christians in their sufferings, pointing them to the future inconceivable and eternal glory to be revealed in us in the world to come; and how he has, for our […]

Romans 8v18-22-Martin Luther

  FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY ROMANS 8:18-22. For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed to us-ward. For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to vanity […]

Romans 12v6-16-Martin Luther

  Second sermon Rom 12:6-16 First Sunday after Epiphany; Rom 12:1-6 and 12:6-16 THE FRUITS OF FAITH Rom 12:1-6 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be […]

Romans 8v12-17-Martin Luther

  EIGHTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY ROMANS 8:12-17. So then, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh: for if ye live after the flesh, ye must die; but if by the Spirit ye put to death the deeds of the body, ye shall live. For as many as are led […]

Romans 12v11-21-Martin Luther

  Romans 12:16-21 and Romans 13:8-10 CHRISTIAN REVENGE. [*This and the last sermon are one in some editions. Hence the paragraphs are numbered as one sermon.] ”Be not wise in your own conceits.” 64. The lesson as read in the Church ends here. We shall, therefore, notice but briefly the remaining portion. ”Conceits,” as here […]

Romans 13v11-14-Martin Luther

  First. Sunday in Advent; Romans 13:11-14 And second Sunday in Advent; Romans 15:4-13 AN EXHORTATION TO GOOD WORKS. 1. This epistle lesson treats not of faith, but of its fruits, or works. It teaches how a Christian should conduct himself outwardly in his relations to other men upon earth. But how we should walk […]

Rom 11v33-36-Martin Luther

  Sermon for Trinity Sunday; Romans 11:33-36 A Sermon by Martin Luther; taken from his Church Postil. 1. This epistle is read today because the festival of Holy Trinity, or of the three persons of the Godhead which is the prime, great, incomprehensible and chief article of faith–is observed on this day. The object of […]

John 4v46-54-message 2-Martin Luther

  Twenty-First Sunday after Trinity; John 4: 46-54 The Nobleman’s Son Healed. How faith grows and is exercised. John 4: 46-54 So Jesus came again into Cana of Galilee, where he made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman, whose son was sick at Capernaum. When he heard that Jesus was come out […]

John 3v1-15-message 2-Martin Luther

  TRINITY SUNDA<  [Or Sunday After Pentecost] JOHN 3:1-15. German text: Erlangen Edition, 12:427; Walch Edition, II, 1569; St. Louis Walch. 11:1162. Contents: The instruction Christ gives Nicodemus on the new birth, and the righteousness that avails before God. John 3:1-15 K.J.V. There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the […]

John 16v16-23-message 2-Martin Luther

Third Sunday after Easter; John 16:16-23 This sermon was preached in 1542 and published in the same year in two pamphlet editions, under the title: ”A sermon for Jubilate Sunday, preached before the Elector of Saxony and the Landgrave of Hesse, by Dr. Martin Luther, Wittenberg, 1542.” I. CHRIST’S PASSION AND RESURRECTION John 16:16-23 A […]

John 15v26 & 16v4-message 2-Martin Luther

Sunday after Christ’s Ascension; John 15:26 & 16:4 John 15:26-16:4 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me: And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning. […]

John 6v44-51-Martin Luther

  Sermon for Pentecost Wednesday; John 6:44-51 A Sermon by Martin Luther; taken from his Church Postil, 1528 I. On Faith, And Coming To Christ. 1. This Gospel text teaches exclusively of the Christian faith, and awakens that faith in us; just as John, throughout his whole Gospel, simply instructs us how to trust in […]

John 2v1-11-Martin Luther

  Second Sunday after Epiphany; John 2:1-11 The Wedding  in Cana of Galilee; John 2:1-11 And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; the mother of Jesus was there: And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage. And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto […]

John 10v11-16-Martin Luther

  Second Sunday after Easter; John 10:11-16 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the […]

John1v1-14-Martin Luther

  Principal Christmas Service, John 1:1-14 Christ’s Titles of Honor; His Coming: His Incarnation; and the Revelation of His Glory John 1, 1-14: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and […]

John 10v1-10-Martin Luther

  Pentecost Tuesday; JOHN 10:1-11 Contents: Three classes of preachers. JOHN 10:1-10 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the […]

John 14v23-31-message 3-Martin Luther

Pentecost or festival of outpouring of the Holy Spirit.  JOHN 14:23-31. Contents: A discourse of consolation, in which Christ gives his disciples a fivefold promise. JOHN 14:23-31 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, […]

John 3v16-21-message 2-Martin Luther

  PENTECOST MONDAY. JOHN 3:16-21. Contents: Christ’s grace and judgment. JOHN 3:16-21 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through […]

John 6v 1-15-Martin Luther

  Fourth Sunday in Lent; John 6:1-15 The Feeding of the 5000 After these things Jesus went over the sea of Galilee, which is the sea of Tiberias. And a great multitude followed him, because they saw his miracles which he did on them that were diseased. And Jesus went up into a mountain, and […]

John1v19-28-Martin Luther

  Fourth Sunday in Advent; John 1:19-28 The Witness and Confession of John the Baptist; and the Spiritual Meaning of His Witness I. THE WITNESS AND CONFESSION OF JOHN THE BAPTIST. 1. With many words the Evangelist describes and magnifies the testimony of John. Although it would have been sufficient if he had written of […]

John 16v5-15-message 4-Martin Luther

  Content Page Fourth Sunday after eastern John 16:5-15 SERMON ON CHRIST’S KINGDOM AND THE CONVICTING OFFICE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT John 16-5-15 But now I go my way to him that sent me; and none of you asketh me, Whither goest thou? But because I have said these things unto you, sorrow hath filled […]

John 20v19-31-Martin Luther

  First Sunday after Easter; John 20:19-31 Thomas Delivered from His Unbelief 1. John the Evangelist further writes that Thomas was not present when the Lord appeared the first time to his assembled disciples on Easter evening. Now that the Lord comes just at the time St. Thomas is the first time absent does not […]

John 8v46-59-Martin Luther

  Fifth Sunday in Lent; John 8:46-59 Christ’s Defense Against His Enemies Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me? He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God. Then answered the Jews, and […]

John 16v23-30-message 3-Martin Luther

                                                                         John 16:23– 30 Second Sermon Fifth Sunday after Easter; John 16:23-30 And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, […]

John 21v19-24-Martin Luther

  Content Page DAY OF ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST John 21:19-24 Contents: Two doctrines, and the spiritual meaning of the gospel. Now thus he spake, signifying by what manner of death he should glorify God. And when he had spoken this, he saith unto him, Follow me. Peter, turning about, seeth the disciple whom Jesus […]

John 4v46-54-Martin Luther

Sermon for the Twenty-First Sunday after Trinity; John 4:46-54 A Sermon by Martin Luther; taken from his Church Postil. [THE NOBLEMAN’S SON HEALED. HOW FAITH GROWS AND IS EXERCISED.] 1. Today’s Gospel pictures to us a remarkable example of faith, for St. John carefully notes at three different times that the nobleman believed, and we […]

John 3v1-15-Martin Luther

  [A SERMON ON THE TRINITY AND THE NEW BIRTH.] Sermon for Trinity Sunday; John 3:1-15 A Sermon by Martin Luther; taken from his Church Postil, 1522 I. THE HOLY TRINITY. I. Today we celebrate the festival of the Holy Trinity, to which we must briefly allude, so that we may not celebrate it in […]

Joh 6v44-51-Martin Luther

  [“THIS GOSPEL TEXT TEACHES EXCLUSIVELY  OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH, AND AWAKENS THAT FAITH IN US . . . MAN MAY FOREVER DO AS HE WILL, HE CAN NEVER ENTER HEAVEN UNLESS GOD TAKES THE FIRST STEP WITH HIS WORD, WHICH OFFERS HIM DIVINE GRACE AND ENLIGHTENS HIS HEART SO AS TO GET UPON THE […]

John 10v1-11-Martin Luther

  [“THIS GOSPEL TREATS OF THE OFFICE OF THE MINISTRY, HOW IT IS CONSTITUTED, WHAT IT ACCOMPLISHES AND HOW IT IS MISUSED. IT IS INDEED VERY NECESSARY TO KNOW THESE THINGS, FOR THE OFFICE OF PREACHING IS SECOND TO NONE IN CHRISTENDOM”]   Dr. M. Luther. Sermon for Pentecost Tuesday; John 10:1-11 A Sermon by Martin […]

John 3v16-21-Martin Luther

  Sermon for Pentecost Monday; John 3:16-21 A Sermon by Martin Luther; taken from his Church Postil, 1523 I. HOW CHRIST PRESENTS HIMSELF IN THIS SERMON AS MEDIATOR AND SAVIOUR. 1. This is another of the true Gospel lessons, such as John is accustomed to write; for he writes in a way to make him […]

John 14v23-31-message 2-Martin Luther

  [“IN NO OTHER WAY CAN THE HEART LOVE OR HAVE ANY LOVE; IT MUST BE ASSURED THAT IT WAS FIRST LOVED.”] Sermon for the Day of Pentecost; John 14:23-31 (2nd sermon) A Sermon by Martin Luther; taken from his Church Postil. I. THE INTRODUCTION TO THIS SERMON OF COMFORT, TREATING OF CHRIST’S LOVE. 1. […]

John 14v23-31-Martin Luther

  Sermon for Pentecost Sunday; John 14:23-31 A Sermon by Martin Luther; taken from his Church Postil, 1523 1. Before we explain this Gospel lesson we must first say a few words about the festival of Pentecost and its history, or the event we celebrate on this day. St. Luke records it in the Acts […]

John 15v26-16v4-message 2-Martin Luther

  [THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TRUE AND FALSE CHURCH SERMON FOR THE SUNDAY AFTER CHRIST’S ASCENSION; JOHN 15:26-16:4 |2ND SERMON] A Sermon by Martin Luther; taken from his Church Postil, 1522. 1. The first part of this Gospel, referring to the Holy Spirit, we will reserve for consideration on Pentecost, at which time it is […]

John 15v26-16v4-Martin Luther

  [CHRIST’S SERMON OF COMFORT AND WARNING] Sermon for the Sunday after Christ’s Ascension; John 15:26-16:4 A Sermon by Martin Luther; taken from his Church Postil, 1522 1. Beloved, you have heretofore heard much about faith. Today you hear also of the witness of faith and of the cross that follows. Paul says to the […]

John 16v23-30-message 2-Martin Luther

  [A SHORT SERMON ON THE FIVE REQUIREMENTS  OF TRUE PRAYER] Sermon for the Fifth Sunday after Easter; John 16:23-30 (2nd sermon) A Sermon by Martin Luther; taken from his Church Postil. A SERMON ON PRAYER. 1. First we note that in order for a prayer to be really right and to be heard five […]

John 16v23-30-Martin Luther

  [A MARVELLOUS SERMON ON TRULY CHRISTIAN PRAYER.] Sermon for the Fifth Sunday after Easter; John 16:23-30 1. We are accustomed to read today’s Gospel on this Sunday because it treats of prayer and this week is called Rogation (Supplication) week, in which we give ourselves to prayer and to processions with crosses. Those who […]

John 16v5-15-message 3-Martin Luther

  Sermon for the Fourth Sunday after Easter; John 16:5-15 (3rd sermon) A Sermon by Martin Luther; taken from his Church Postil. I. SERMON ON CHRIST’S KINGDOM AND THE CONVICTING OFFICE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. A. This Sermon of Consolation In General. I. The meaning of this Gospel we have often heard elsewhere, the only […]

John 16v5-15-message 2-Martin Luther

  Sermon for the Fourth Sunday after Easter; John 16:5-15 [second sermon] A Sermon by Martin Luther; taken from his Church Postil, 1523. I. THE HOLY SPIRIT CONVICTS THE WORLD OF SIN. 1. Christ pictures to us in this Gospel what his kingdom is and what takes place in it, how it is governed and […]

John 16v5-15-Martin Luther

  Sermon for the Fourth Sunday after Easter; John 16:5-15 A marvellous sermon on truly Christian prayer A Sermon by Martin Luther; taken from his Church Postil; originally published in 1523. 1. The meaning of this Gospel lesson we have also often heard elsewhere; the only trouble is, the words have not generally been understood […]

John 16v16-23-Martin Luther

  Sermon for the Third Sunday after Easter; John 16:16-23 (3rd sermon) A Sermon by Martin Luther; taken from his Church Postil. [THIS SERMON WAS PREACHED IN 1542 AND PUBLISHED IN THE SAME YEAR IN TWO PAMPHLET EDITIONS, UNDER THE TITLE: “A SERMON FOR JUBILATE SUNDAY, PREACHED BEFORE THE ELECTOR OF SAXONY AND THE LANDGRAVE […]

Luke 10v23-37-message 2-Martin Luther

  THIRTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. LUKE 10:23-37. K.J.V Contents: How Christ praises the time of the gospel; preaches on truly good works; and how the kingdom of Christ is represented here in a beautiful picture. Luke 10:23-37 And he turned him unto his disciples, and said privately, Blessed are the eyes which see the things […]

Luke 11v14-23-Martin Luther

  Third Sunday in Lent; Luke 11:14-23 Christ’s Defense Against Those Who Slandered Him Luk 11:14-28 And he was casting out a devil, and it was dumb. And it came to pass, when the devil was gone out, the dumb spake; and the people wondered. But some of them said, He casteth out devils through […]

Luke 15v1-10-message 3-Martin Luther

  Third Sunday after Trinity; Luke 15:1-10 Parable of the Lost Sheep: A marvelously comforting sermon that Luther first preached to the Elector of Saxony in 1533. Luke 15:1-10 K.J.V. Then drew near unto him all the publicans and sinners for to hear him. And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receiveth sinners, […]

Luke 19v41-48-message 2-Martin Luther

  Tenth Sunday after Trinity; Luke 19:41-48 The Prophesy of the Destruction of Jerusalem and the Cleansing of the Temple. Luke 19:41-48 K.J.V. And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it, Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto […]

Luke 2v33-40-Martin Luther

  Sunday after Christmas Luke 2:33-40 Luke 2, 33-40: And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of him. And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this [child] is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be […]

Luke 7v11-17-message 2-Martin Luther

  SIXTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. LUKE 7:11-17. This sermon appeared in 1534 under the title: “A short sermon on the Gospel of Luke 7 chapter, the widow whose son had died, 1534, Dr. Martin Luther.” Contents: The resurrection of the widow’s son, the young man of Nain. Luke 7:11-17 And it came to pass the […]

Luke 8v4-15-Martin Luther

  Sexagesima Sunday; Luke 8:4-15 THE PARABLE OF THE SOWER A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it. And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, […]

Luke 14v1-14-Martin Luther

  Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity; Luke 14:1-11 Christ Heals the Man with Dropsy on the Sabbath and Teaches About Humility Luke 14:1-11 And it came to pass, as he went into the house of one of the chief Pharisees to eat bread on the sabbath day, that they watched him. And, behold, there was a […]

Luke 24v13-35-Martin Luther

  Sermon for Easter Monday; Luke 24:13-35 I. THREE THOUGHTS TAUGHT BY THIS GOSPEL Luke 24:13-35 And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs. And they talked together of all these things which had happened. And it came to pass, that, while […]

Luke 21v25-36-Martin Luther

  Second Sunday in Advent, Luke 21:25-36 Christ’s Second Coming: “Or the Signs of the Day of Judgment; and the Comforts Christians Have From Them.” I. THE SIGNS OF THE DAY OF JUDGMENT. 1. The first thing for us to understand is that although the signs preceding the judgment day are many and great, they […]

Luke 14v16-24-message 2-Martin Luther

  SECOND SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. LUKE 14:16-24. Contents: The Great Supper and the guests. LUKE 14:16-24: Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade many: And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready. And they all […]

Luke 18v31-43-Martin Luther

  Quinquagesima Sunday; Luke 18:31-43 Then he took unto him the twelve, and said unto them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished. For he shall be delivered unto the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and spitefully entreated, and […]

Luke 16v1-9-message 2-Martin Luther

  NINTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. LUKE 16:1-9. This sermon appeared during the years 1522 and 1523 in eight editions. It was translated first into Latin in 1522, and again in 1525. Contents: The defense of the true doctrine, concerning faith, works and the merits of the saints against the objections of the papists. Luke 16:1-9K.J.V. […]

Luke 2v21-Martin Luther

  NEW YEAR’S DAY; Sermon – Luke 2:21. The Glory Has Departed; This sermon appears in the Erl. Ed. 10, 319; W. 11, 391; St. L. 11, 284. TEXT: Luke 2:21. And when eight days were fulfilled for circumcising him, his name was called Jesus, which was so called by the angel before he was […]

Luke 6v36-42-message 3-Martin Luther

  FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. LUKE 6:36-42. K.J.V This sermon appeared in 1535 under the title: “A Beautiful Christian consolation in all kinds of suffering and trial from the 8th chapter of Romans, with the explanation of the Gospel for the Fourth Sunday after Trinity. Preached by Dr. Martin Luther.” THE RIGHT CONDUCT TO ONE’S […]

Luke 17v11-19-message 2-Martin Luther

  Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity; Luke 17:11-19 Luke 17:11-19 The Ten Lepers And it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off: And they lifted […]

Luke 17v11-19-message 2-Martin Luther

  Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity; Luke 17:11-19 Luke 17:11-19   The Ten Lepers And it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off: And they […]

Luke 16v19-31-message 2-Martin Luther

  First Sunday after Trinity; Luke 16:19-31 K.J.V The Rich Man & Lazarus There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, And desiring to be fed with […]

Luke 2v41-52-Martin Luther

                                                                       FIRST SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY.  Part 2 FIRST SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY. Luke 2:41-52. This sermon appeared first time under the title: “A Sermon on the Gospel of Luke, 2 chapter. On the Sunday after the day of the Three Holy Kings; in which is set forth how they fare who are true Christians; also […]

Luke 5v1-11-Martin Luther

  FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. LUKE 5:1-11. K.J.V. Luke 5:1-11 And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret, And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their […]

Luke 18v9-14-Martin Luther

  ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY; LUKE 18:9-14. Contents: The pharisee and the publican. Luke 18:9-14 K.J.V. And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. The Pharisee stood […]

Luke 24v36-47-Martin Luther

  Easter Tuesday, or Third Easter Day Luke 24:36-47 The Manifestation of Christ After His Resurrection, and the Sermon He Preached to His Disciples I. Christ’s Manifestation after His Resurrection Luke 24:36-47 And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. But they […]

Luke 2v15-20-Martin Luther

  Early Christmas Service; Luke 2:15-20 The Fruits and Signs of the Power of the Word of God. And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, […]

Luke 2v1-14-Martin Luther

  Christmas Day The Story of the Birth of Jesus; and the Angels’ Song. Luke 2:1-14 (WA 10, I, 58-95) And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. (This taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) […]

Luke 14v1-11-Martin Luther

  [CHRIST HEALS THE MAN WITH DROPSY ON THE SABBATH AND TEACHES ABOUT HUMILITY — THE SERMON CONTAINS A GOOD SECTION ON THE PROPER INTERPRETATION  OF HUMAN AND DIVINE LAW.] Sermon for the Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity; Luke 14:1-11 A Sermon by Martin Luther; taken from his Church Postil. 1. This Gospel offers us two […]

Luke 7v11-17-Martin Luther

  [The Raising of the Widow’s Son at Nain. Luther: “THIS IS SAID ON TODAY‘S GOSPEL, IN WHICH WE SEE HOW GOD HELPS AND SAVES US, MOVED BY PURE GRACE AND LOVINGKINDNESS, WITHOUT ANY MERIT OR WORTHINESS WHATEVER ON OUR PART, YEA, BEFORE WE SEEK OR REQUEST HELP FROM HIM. GOD GRANT THAT WE MAY […]

Luke 17v11-19-Martin Luther

  Sermon for the Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity; Luke 17:11-19 A Sermon by Martin Luther; taken from his Church Postil. THE TEN LEPERS I. THE PORTRAYAL OF THE BEGINNING OF THE CHRISTIAN LIFE OR CHARACTER. 1. St. Luke excels the other Evangelists in that he not only describes Christ’s work and doctrine like they, but […]

Luke 10v23-37-Martin Luther

  [THE TWO GREATEST COMMANDMENTS AND THE GOOD SAMARITAN. A BEAUTIFUL LAW-GOSPEL INTERPRETATION  OF THE PARABLE OF THE GOOD SAMARITAN. LUTHER’S PRESENTATION OF CHRIST AS THE GOOD SAMARITAN AND THE CHURCH AS THE INN IS AMAZINGLY COMFORTING FOR THOSE STRUGGLING WITH THEIR SIN.] Sermon for the Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity; Luke 10:23-37 I. A SERMON […]

Luke 18v8-14-Martin Luther

  Sermon for the Eleventh Sunday after Trinity; Luke 18:8-14 A Sermon by Martin Luther; taken from his Church Postil. THE PHARISEE AND THE PUBLICAN 1. Here again we have a picture and an example of the divine judgment on saints and good people. Two extraordinary persons are presented to us in this Gospel; one […]

Luke 19v41-48-Martin Luther

  THE PROPHESY OF THE DESTRUCTION OF JERUSALEM AND THE CLEANSING OF THE TEMPLE. AN EXTREMELY POPULAR SERMON WHICH LUTHER PREACHED SOON AFTER THE PEASANT’S REVOLT OF 1525 HAD BEEN RUTHLESSLY CRUSHED. IN IT LUTHER WARNS THE GERMAN NATION OF COMING DISASTER, UNLESS THEY RECOGNIZE THE TIME OF THEIR VISITATION THROUGH THE GOSPEL. 1. [THE […]

Luke 16v1-9-Martin Luther

  Sermon for the Ninth Sunday after Trinity; Luke 16:1-9 A Sermon by Martin Luther; taken from his Church Postil. The Parable of the Unjust Steward 1. This is truly a Gospel for priests and monks, and will bring them money, unless we prevent it. Before entering upon the consideration of it, we must accustom […]

Luke 5v1-11-message 2-Martin Luther

  [“THUS HE TEACHES A TWOFOLD LESSON, THAT HE WILL NOT GIVE US ANYTHING UNLESS WE WORK FOR IT, AND THAT THE THINGS WE OBTAIN DO NOT COME FROM OUR WORK, BUT ONLY FROM GOD’S HELP AND BLESSING. YOU ARE TO WORK, BUT YOU ARE NOT TO DEPEND UPON THAT WORK, AS IF THAT WHICH […]

Luke 5v1-11-Martin Luther

  Sermon for the Fifth Sunday after Trinity; Luke 5:1-11 [PART I. FAITH IN ITS RELATION TO TEMPORAL BLESSINGS.] [PETER’S MIRACULOUS CATCH OF FISHES.] A Sermon by Martin Luther; Taken from His Church Postil; the sermon first appeared in 1522 1. This Gospel is easy for those to understand who believe, and it presents to […]

Luke 6v36-42-message 2-Martin Luther

  [BEAUTIFUL CHRISTIAN CONSOLATION IN ALL KINDS OF SUFFERING AND TRIAL. WHAT BEING MERCIFUL IS AND ISN’T.] Sermon for the Fourth Sunday after Trinity; Luke 6:36-42 (2nd sermon) THE RIGHT CONDUCT TO ONE’S ENEMIES. 1. Beloved Friends! Upon this Gospel a great deal might be said, but at present we will not consider it all, […]

Luke 6v36-42-Martin Luther

  Sermon for the Fourth Sunday after Trinity; Luke 6:36-42 [ED. THIS SERMON APPEARED IN SEPARATE PAMPHLET FORM IN 1523 UNDER THE TITLE: “A SERMON PREACHED BY MARTIN LUTHER ON THE GOSPEL, LUKE VI. BE YE MERCIFUL AS YOUR FATHER IS MERCIFUL. WITTENBERG.”] A Sermon by Martin Luther; taken from his Church Postil. BE MERCIFUL […]

Luke 15v1-10-message 2-Martin Luther

  Sermon for the Third Sunday after Trinity; Luke 15:1-10 (2nd sermon) [PARABLE OF THE LOST SHEEP: A MARVELOUSLY COMFORTING SERMON THAT LUTHER FIRST PREACHED TO THE ELECTOR OF SAXONY IN 1533.] This sermon appeared first in pamphlet form entitled: “A sermon on the Lost Sheep, by Dr. M. Luther, delivered at Wittenberg in the […]

Luke 15v1-10-Martin Luther

  Sermon for the Third Sunday after Trinity; Luke 15:1-10 A Sermon by Martin Luther; taken from his Church Postil. PARABLE OF THE LOST SHEEP. 1. The words of the Gospel are living and quickening, if we only comprehend them aright. But, in order that we may learn to understand this Gospel better, we will […]

Luke 14v16-17-Martin Luther

  [“THE PREACHING OF CHRIST IS THE GREAT AND GLORIOUS SUPPER WITH WHICH HE FEEDS HIS GUESTS AND SANCTIFIES THEM THROUGH HIS HOLY BAPTISM, AND COMFORTS AND STRENGTHENS THEM THROUGH THE SACRAMENT OF HIS BODY AND BLOOD, THAT NOTHING MAY BE WANTING AND A GREAT PLENTY MAY BE AT HAND AND ALL MAY BE SATISFIED. […]

Luke 14v16-24-Martin Luther

  Sermon for the Second Sunday after Trinity; Luke 14:16-24  [THE GREAT SUPPER] A Sermon by Martin Luther; taken from his Church Postil, 1523 1. Here in this Gospel lesson, as everywhere in the Scriptures, we are to be careful that we grasp, as well as we can, the true, simple meaning, as we have […]

Luke 16v19-31-Martin Luther

  Sermon for the First Sunday after Trinity; Luke 16:19-31 A Sermon by Martin Luther; taken from his Church Postil, 1522-23 1. We have hitherto heard in our Gospel lessons of various examples of faith and of love; for as they all teach faith and love, I hope you are abundantly and sufficiently informed that […]

Mark 16v14-20-Message 4-Martin Luther

    The Day of Christ’s Ascension; Mark 16:14-20 Mark 16:14-20 Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen. And he said unto them, Go ye into all the […]

Mark 16v14-20-message 3-Martin Luther

  [A LONG SERMON BY THE MATURE LUTHER THAT ALL MISSION MINDED LUTHERANS SHOULD READ. PARAGRAPHS 33-54 DEAL WITH THE SUFFICIENCY OF FAITH AND WHETHER GOOD WORKS ARE ALSO NEEDED TO BE SAVED.] Sermon for the Day of Christ’s Ascension; Mark 16:14-20 (3rd sermon) A Sermon by Martin Luther; taken from his Church Postil. I. […]

Mark 16v14-20-message 2-Martin Luther

  [ANOTHER FINE SERMON ON THE IMPORTANCE OF BELIEVING CHRIST’S RESURRECTION  AND THE MARCAN GREAT COMMISSION.] Sermon for the Day of Christ’s Ascension; Mark 16:14-20 (2nd sermon) A Sermon by Martin Luther; taken from his Church Postil, 1522. 1. In today’s Gospel there is again presented to us the essence of a Christian life, namely […]

Mark 16v14-20-Martin Luther

  [A WONDERFUL SERMON IN WHICH LUTHER SHOWS THE IMPORTANCE AND MEANING OF THE GOSPEL, FAITH, GOOD WORKS, BAPTISM, THE MISSION OF THE CHURCH, AND CHRIST’S ASCENSION.] Sermon for the Day of Christ’s Ascension; Mark 16:14-20 A Sermon by Martin Luther; taken from his Church Postil, 1523. 1. We are to consider today the article […]

Mark 8v1-9-massage 2-Martin Luther

  SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY MARK 8:1-9. K.J.V Contents: An admonition, a consolation and doctrines. Mark 8:1-9 In those days the multitude being very great, and having nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples unto him, and saith unto them, I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now been with me three days, […]

Mark 8v1-9-Martin Luther

  Sermon for the Seventh Sunday after Trinity; Mark 8:1-9 [JESUS FEEDS THE FOUR THOUSAND WITH SEVEN LOAVES AND A FEW SMALL FISH] A Sermon by Martin Luther; Taken from His Church Postil, 1523 Part I. Concerning Faith 1. Beloved friends, I hope you thoroughly understand this Gospel; for you are now sufficiently established in […]

Mark 7v31-37 message 2-Martin Luther

  [THE HEALING OF THE DEAF-MUTE MAN. LUTHER EMPHASIZES THAT NO ONE CAN BELIEVE FOR SOMEONE ELSE, BUT THEY CAN HELP A PERSON TO HAVE A FAITH OF THEIR OWN BY PRAYER AND GOOD WORKS.] (BRINGING THE PERSON TO CHRIST). Sermon for the Twelfth Sunday after Trinity; Mark 7:31-37 A Sermon by Martin Luther; taken […]

Mark 7v31-37-Martin Luther

    TWELFTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. MARK 7:31-37. KJV This sermon appeared in pamphlet form under the title: “A sermon on the Gospel of Mark, 7th chapter, preached in the Castle Church at Wittenberg before the Elector and Duke Henry of Saxony by Dr. ,Martin Luther. Wittenberg, 1534.” It appeared also in the edition of […]

Matthew 25v31-46-Martin Luther

  Twenty Sixth Sunday after Trinity; Matthew 25:31-46 Judgment Day MATTHEW 25:31-46 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, […]

Matthew 25v31-42-Martin Luther

  Sermon for the Twenty-Sixth Sunday after Trinity; Matthew 25:31-42 A Sermon by Martin Luther; taken from his Church Postil. 1. The words of this Gospel are in themselves clear and lucid They have been given both for the comfort and encouragement of believing Christians, and for the warning and terror of others, if perchance, […]

Matthew 24v15-28 message 2-Martin Luther

    TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. MATTHEW 24-15-28. This sermon is found in all editions of the Church Postil and in two pamphlet prints, both issued at Wittenberg in 1525, under the title: “A sermon on the Jewish kingdom and the end of the world, Matthew 24, preached on the last Sunday after Pentecost, Martin […]

Matthew 24v15-28-Martin Luther

  [THE END OF THE JEWISH KINGDOM, THE ABOMINATION DESOLATION, AND THE END OF THE WORLD.] Sermon for the Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Trinity; Matthew 24:15-28 A Sermon by Martin Luther; taken from his Church Postil. It was first published in 1525. 1. In this chapter there is a description of the end of two kingdoms; […]

Matthew 23v34-39-Martin Luther

  ST. STEPHEN’S DAY; Matthew 23:34-39 Contents: The teaching concerning reason and our natural light; four questions; and the teaching concerning faith. Matthew 23:34-39. Therefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: some of them shall ye kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and […]

Matthew 22v34-46-massage 2-Martin Luther

  EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY MATTHEW 22-34-46. Contents: The doctrine concerning the law and the gospel; or the greatest commandment and Christ. MATTHEW 22:34-46. But when the Pharisees had heard that he had put the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together. Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting […]

Matthew 22v34-46-Martin Luther

  [THE TWO GREATEST COMMANDMENTS; AND HOW CHRIST IS DAVID’S SON AND DAVID’S LORD. ANOTHER FINE “LAW – GOSPEL “ SERMON.] Sermon for the Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity; Matthew 22:34-46 A Sermon by Martin Luther; taken from his Church Postil. 1. This Gospel consists of two questions. In the first the lawyer on behalf of […]

Matthew 22v15-22 message 2-Matin Luther

  The Twenty-Third Sunday after Trinity; by Martin Luther; taken from his Church Postil. Matthew 22:15-22 “Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not?” 1. In this Gospel there is pictured to us, how high reason and human wisdom agree with the divine wisdom, and how shamelessly they attack even when they wish […]

Matthew 22v15-22-Martin Luther

  Sermon for the Twenty-Third Sunday after Trinity; Matthew 22:15-22 A Sermon by Martin Luther; taken from his Church Postil. [“IS IT LAWFUL TO GIVE TRIBUTE UNTO CAESAR, OR NOT?”] 1. In this Gospel there is pictured to us, how high reason and human wisdom agree with the divine wisdom, and how shamelessly they attack […]

Matthew 22v1-14 message 2 -Martin Luther

  TWENTIETH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. MATTHEW 22:1-14. Contents: The king’s marriage feast for His Son and the wedding garment; OR: THE KINGDOM OF CHRIST MATTHEW 22:1-14. And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said, The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son, […]

Matthew 22v1-14-Martin Luther

  [PARABLE OF THE KING WHO MADE A MARRIAGE FEAST FOR HIS SON. A BEAUTIFUL SERMON IN WHICH LUTHER STRESSES THE CHURCH’S SPIRITUAL MARRIAGE WITH CHRIST; THAT THROUGH BAPTISM AND FAITH ALL THAT IS HIS (HIS LIFE, RIGHTEOUSNESS, SINLESS-LIFE ETC.) BECOMES OURS AND ALL THAT IS OURS (SIN, DEATH, IMPURITY) BECOMES HIS.] Sermon for the […]

Matthew 21v1-9-Martin Luther

  The First Sunday in Advent; Matthew 21:1-9 1. In the preface I said that there are two things to be noted and considered in the Gospel lessons: first, the works of Christ presented to us as a gift and blessing on which our faith is to cling and exercise itself; secondly, the same works […]

Matthew 20v1-16-Martin Luther

  Septuagesima Sunday; Matthew 20:1-16 For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard. And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard. And he went out […]

Matthew 18v23-35 message 2-Martin Luther

  Twenty-Second Sunday after Trinity; Matthew 18:23-35 A sermon taken from Martin Luther’s Church Postil. Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants. And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents. But forasmuch as he […]

Matthew 18v23-35-Martin Luther

  Sermon for the Twenty-Second Sunday after Trinity; Matthew 18:23-35 A Sermon by Martin Luther; taken from his Church Postil. THE PARABLE OF THE UNFORGIVING SERVANT. 1. This Gospel or parable Christ our Lord spoke in reply to St. Peter, to whom he had just entrusted the keys to loose and to bind, Mat. 16, […]

Matthew 15:21-28 – Martin Luther

  Sermon for the Second Sunday in Lent; Matthew 15:21-28 A sermon by Martin Luther from his Church Postil. Mat 15:21-28 Then Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon. And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, […]

Matthew 13:24-30 – Martin Luther

  The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany; Matthew 13:24-30 The Parable of the Tares Mat 13:24-30 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went […]

Matthew 11:2-10 – Martin Luther

    Third Sunday in Advent Matthew 11:2-10 ; Christ’s Answer to the Question John Asked Him; His Praise of John, and the Application of This Gospel The History or Story. I. THE QUESTION JOHN PUTS TO CHRIST. 1. The most I find on this Gospel treats of whether John the Baptist knew that Jesus […]

MATTHEW 9:18-26 – Martin Luther

  Sermon for the Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Trinity; Matthew 9:18-26 A Sermon by Martin Luther; taken from his Church Postil. 1. Dear friends, you know that the Gospel is nothing else than a sermon about one person who is called Christ. And although there are many other books written here and there, and many sermons […]

Matthew 9:1-8 – Martin Luther

  Sermon for the Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity; Matthew 9:1-8 A Sermon by Martin Luther; taken from his Church Postil. First published in pamphlet form in 1525. I. THE KINGDOM OF CHRIST 1. My friends in Christ, as we hear and enjoy this Gospel every year, I hope you also understand it, and know what […]

Matthew 8v23-27 – Colossians 3v12-17-Martin Luther

  Matthew 8-23-27 — Colossians 3-12-17 And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed him. And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep. And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we […]

Matthew 8:1-13 – Martin Luther

  Third Sunday after Epiphany; Matthew 8:1-13 TWO EXAMPLES OF FAITH AND LOVE; PERSONAL AND ALIEN FAITH, AND THE FAITH OF CHILDREN. When he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him. And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. And Jesus […]

Matthew 7v 15-23-Martin Luther

  Sermon for the Eighth Sunday after Trinity; Matthew 7:15-231. [CHRIST’S WARNING OF FALSE PROPHETS] A Sermon by Martin Luther; Taken from His Church Postil, 1522 Part I. The Foundation and Reason of This Warning 1. As the Lord in the three previous chapters, the 5th, 6th, and 7th, explains the commandments of God, he […]

Matthew 6v 24-34-Martin Luther

  Sermon for the Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity; Matthew 6:24-34 A Sermon by Martin Luther; taken from his Church Postil. GOD AND MAMMON. DO NOT BE ANXIOUS. 1. In this Gospel we see how God distinguishes Christians from heathen. For the Lord does not deliver these teachings to the heathen, for they could not receive […]

Matthew 5:20-26

  Sixth Sunday after Trinity; Matthew 5:20-26 K.J.V. This sermon was first printed in the “Two Sermons on Anger.” A new and unaltered reprint appeared under the title: “One person should not be angry at another, an excellent sermon. – An exhortation to patience and meekness, a second sermon by Dr. Martin Luther, Wittenberg, 1543.” […]

Matthew 4:1-11-Martin Luther

  First Sunday in Lent; Matthew 4:1-11 The Fast and the Temptation of Christ Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred. And when the tempter came to him, he said, […]

Matthew 2 v1-12-Martin Luther

  EPIPHANY; Matthew 2:1-12 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship […]

Isaiah 60 v 1-6-Martin Luther

  ISAIAH 60:1-6 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of Jehovah is risen upon thee. or, behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the peoples; but Jehovah will arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. And nations shall come to thy light, and kings to […]

John 16:16-23 3rd sermon -Martin Luther

  John 16:16-23 (3rd sermon) I. CHRIST’S PASSION AND RESURRECTION 1. This Gospel contains, and likewise pictures for us, the high and excellent work God accomplished when Christ, His only Son, died and rose again from the dead for us. Much has been said on this theme and there is much more to say. As […]

Matthew 21:1-9 Martin Luther

   Matthew 21:1-9 1. In the preface I said that there are two things to be noted and considered in the Gospel lessons: first, the works of Christ presented to us as a gift and blessing on which our faith is to cling and exercise itself; secondly, the same works offered as an example and […]