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 the development of the Creed and his use of the Creed to distinguish the persons of the Trinity and their unique works. For the complete sermon, see Volume 78 of the American Edition of Luther’s Works, due to release this month.
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 indeed with any of the Synoptics. [Read more…] about Luther’s Works Vol. 67 Reveals Luther’s Preaching Style
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.) [Read more…] about Walther’s Sermon on Ascension, Part 2
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 volume 1 of his Gospel Sermons. [Read more…] about Walther’s Sermon on Ascension, Part 1
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 collection came to be known as the Church Postil beginning in 1544. [Read more…] about Luther’s Summer Postil Focus of Newest Release in Luther’s Works