The Preacher Within or “Follow Your Heart?” Martin Luther, in a sermon on 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, sought to encourage his congregation to faithful use of the Lord’s Supper, not simply by outlining the Supper’s benefits but also our need. For you have a preacher within you, who eats and drinks
The English Annotations (1645; 1651; 1657): Hebrew, “mine ear hast thou opened”; or “digged open.” It is a proverbial manner of speech, whereby there is implied the qualifying or fitting a person to obedience in service, the ear, or opening of the ear, being an emblem or symbol, or a
The Lord be with you On Easter Tuesday, 1533, Martin Luther gave a sermon based on Luke 24:36-47. The message had three main points of focus: the disciples thought, at first, that the resurrected Jesus was a spirit; the disciples (and us) are to proclaim repentance and remission of sins
The message for the Second Sunday of Easter was based on all three Scripture readings for the day, though the text was John 20:31. In considering how the early believers came to grips with the meaning of the Resurrection, we discover some of the meaning for us.
The Lord be with you Yesterday (April 6) was the Commemoration of Lucas Cranach and Albrecht Dürer, Artists. I forgot to post something about the day so I’m doing so now. Lucas Cranach (1472-1557), a close friend of Martin Luther, was a celebrated painter of portraits and altarpieces and a
Lucas Osiander (1534-1604): The structure, which is called the holy of holies, was denoting Christ, who is the most holy temple of the Trinity, John 2, in whom all the fullness of deity dwells bodily, Colossians 2. The golden censor was designating the most efficacious prayers of Christ for the
The Lord be with you The appointed lessons for Easter Wednesday are: Acts 3:13-15, 17-19; Colossians 3:1-7 or 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; and John 21:1-14. The Introit is drawn from Psalm 118:13-14, 29, antiphon Psalm 118:17. I shall not die, but I shall live, and recount the deeds of the LORD.
The Lord be with you As I have mentioned in earlier posts, throughout the centuries Christians have gathered to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord, not only on Easter Sunday, but also on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday following Easter Sunday. Not surprisingly, these days are called Easter Monday, Easter Tuesday
The Lord be with you The Easter season is a fifty-day-long season of joy extending from Easter to Pentecost. This time is sometimes called “the Great Fifty Days.” During this time, the Church celebrates the end of Christ’s struggles and proclaims His victory over death and the reception of the