Why is preaching a big deal? Why this book of sermons?

Foreword from A Year of Law & Gospel Preaching: Postil of Sermons on the One-Year Lectionary by Rev. Rolf Preus Being called to write this foreword is among the highest honors of my life. The call came to me because … Continue reading

Martin Luther’s Discovery of Justification by Faith Alone

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Martin Luther's Discovery of the Doctrine of Justification

An examination of Luther’s lectures on Romans in 1515-1516 reveals significant changes in his understanding of justification.  In these lectures, he began to emphasize the believer’s passive role as a recipient of God’s righteousness by grace.  Additionally, he explicitly rejected … Continue reading

Lambs at Pasture for Quinquagesima

This entry is part 107 of 107 in the series Lambs at Pasture

Lambs at Pasture for Quinquagesima and its Answer Key are now available for download. English Version English Answer Key The repetitive nature of Lambs at Pasture aids in familiarity and memorization of key passages. This is especially true when used in conjunction … Continue reading

A Laymen’s Commentary on the Augsburg Confession: The Marriage of Priests

This entry is part 24 of 30 in the series A Layman's Commentary on the Augsburg Confession

Article XXIII: Of the Marriage of Priests. 1] There has been common complaint concerning the examples of priests who were not chaste. 2] For that reason also Pope Pius is reported to have said that there were certain causes why … Continue reading

Martin Luther’s Discovery: The Late Medieval Background

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Martin Luther's Discovery of the Doctrine of Justification

In 1545, Martin Luther wrote the preface for the publication of his complete works in Latin.  Therein he included a biographical statement that included his recollection of how he rediscovered the doctrine of justification by faith alone.  He wrote: At … Continue reading

Lambs at Pasture for Sexagesima

This entry is part 106 of 107 in the series Lambs at Pasture

Lambs at Pasture for Sexagesima and its Answer Key are now available for download. English Version English Answer Key The repetitive nature of Lambs at Pasture aids in familiarity and memorization of key passages. This is especially true when used in conjunction … Continue reading

A Laymen’s Commentary on the Augsburg Confession: Both Kinds in the Sacrament

This entry is part 23 of 30 in the series A Layman's Commentary on the Augsburg Confession

Article XXII: Of Both Kinds in the Sacrament. 1] To the laity are given Both Kinds in the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper, because this usage has the commandment of the Lord in Matt. 26:27: Drink ye all of it, … Continue reading

Lambs at Pasture for Septuagesima

This entry is part 38 of 38 in the series Gospel Notes

Lambs at Pasture for Septuagesima and its Answer Key are now available for download. English Version English Answer Key The repetitive nature of Lambs at Pasture aids in familiarity and memorization of key passages. This is especially true when used in conjunction … Continue reading

The Transfiguration of our Lord – The Word of God

The Transfiguration of our Lord   January 21, 2017   “The Word of God”   2 Peter 1:16-21   Click here to listen to audio of this sermon.   For we did not follow cunningly devised fables when we made … Continue reading

A Laymen’s Commentary on the Augsburg Confession: Worship of the Saints

This entry is part 22 of 30 in the series A Layman's Commentary on the Augsburg Confession

Article XXI: Of the Worship of the Saints. 1] Of the Worship of Saints they teach that the memory of saints may be set before us, that we may follow their faith and good works, according to our calling, as … Continue reading