Look down on or Despise: Luther on the extent of the law

1st Timothy 4:12 says, ” Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.” The Greek word, kataphroneito, means to despise or look down on. … Continue reading

Steadfast proclamation: Giving the goods of the cross

In the season of Pentecost we meditate on the giving of the Holy Spirit, that is, the giving of the benefits of the cross of Jesus Christ.  Dr. Martin Luther, of blessed and holy memory, asserts the benefit of the … Continue reading

The Best Construction — Luther on the 8th commandment

Theological discussion centered in the article of Justification is one of the many treasures that Jesus Christ gives to His Bride, the Church, (Matthew 18:19-20).  Wherever and whenever two or three are gathered in the Name of Jesus, Christ Himself … Continue reading

Steadfast Luther — Ten Works of Dr. Luther that Every Pastor Should Read, Mark, learn, and Inwardly Digest.

Dr. Martin Luther of blessed and holy memory penned one of the most vast theological libraries in history. However, most parish Pastors don’t have time to read through the entirety of Luther’s Works. Here is a list of ten works … Continue reading