Sermons

Luther on the Forgiveness of Sins on Earth

Luther on the Forgiveness of Sins on Earth

CPH is proud to announce the release of the newest volume in the Luther’s Works series: Church Postil V. The following excerpt is from a sermon Luther preached in 1524 and was selected as the conclusion for a sermon on Matthew 9:1–8, the Gospel reading for the Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity. Here Luther discusses “The Power to Forgive Sins(…)

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Luther on Baptism and the New Life in Christ

Luther on Baptism and the New Life in Christ

Volume 57 of Luther’s Works presents sermons by Martin Luther from the 1530s. During this period, much of the reformer’s preaching was topical, addressing key points of doctrine in response to internal and external challenges to the evangelical presentation of the Gospel. In January and February 1534, Luther preached a series of sermons on Baptism,(…)

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Luther on Prayer for the Dead and Communication with Spirits

Luther on Prayer for the Dead and Communication with Spirits

The following excerpt from Luther’s 1522 sermon for the First Sunday after Trinity provides the reformer’s commentary on prayer for the dead and communication with spirits. For the complete sermon, see Volume 78 of the American Edition of Luther’s Works.

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Luther on the New Birth from Water and the Spirit in Baptism

Luther on the New Birth from Water and the Spirit in Baptism

The following excerpt from Luther’s 1526 Trinity Sunday sermon provides the reformer’s commentary on the new birth Christians receive through water and the Holy Spirit in the Sacrament of Holy Baptism. For the complete sermon, see Volume 78 of the American Edition of Luther’s Works.

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Luther on the Development of the Creed

Luther on the Development of the Creed

Luther repeatedly pointed Christians old and new to the articles of the Apostles’ Creed as the simplest, most profound statement of faith. Not only did he address the Creed in his catechisms, but it found its way into his sermons with great frequency. The following excerpt from Luther’s 1535 Trinity Sunday sermon provides the reformer’s commentary on(…)

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Luther’s Works Vol. 67 Reveals Luther’s Preaching Style

Luther’s Works Vol. 67 Reveals Luther’s Preaching Style

Volume 67 of the American Edition of Luther’s Works (released this past summer) completes the translation of Luther’s “commentary” on the Gospel of Matthew as delivered in sermons (vol. 68) and in his Annotations on Matthew 1–18 (vol. 67). Taken together, these writings are the reformer’s most substantial continuous engagement with St. Matthew’s Gospel or(…)

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Walther’s Sermon on Ascension, Part 2

Walther’s Sermon on Ascension, Part 2

Wishing you many blessings on the occasion of our Lord’s Ascension, we offer below the concluding portion of C. F. W. Walther’s sermon on Ascension, as found in volume 1 of his Gospel Sermons. (The first part can be found in Monday’s blog post.)

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Walther’s Sermon on Ascension, Part 1

Walther’s Sermon on Ascension, Part 1

This coming Thursday (May 14), the Church will commemorate the Ascension of Our Lord, the day when Jesus returned to His Father in heaven, marking the end of His bodily ministry on earth. In honor of this occasion, we offer below the first part of C. F. W. Walther’s sermon on Ascension, as found in(…)

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Luther’s Summer Postil Focus of Newest Release in Luther’s Works

Luther’s Summer Postil Focus of Newest Release in Luther’s Works

Just in time for Christmas, the third volume in Concordia’s release of Luther’s Church Postil (sermons for the church year) is now available. Part of the ongoing translation of Luther’s Works, this volume is the first of the Summer Postil (1544). In combination with the final edition of Luther’s Winter Postil (1540, LW 75–76), the whole(…)

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Walther’s Sermon for the 12th Sunday After Trinity

Walther’s Sermon for the 12th Sunday After Trinity

In observance of the Twelfth Sunday after Trinity, reflect on the following sermon by C.F.W. Walther (from the second volume of Gospel Sermons).

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