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Luther on The Pharisee and The Publican

All quotes from his Church Postils for Trinity 11 (Luke 18:9-14).

For what else is it, but to blaspheme and defy the lofty majesty of God, when he prays and says: I thank thee, God, that I am so holy and good, that I never need thy grace; but I find so much in myself, that I have kept the law, and you cannot accuse me of anything, and I have deserved so much, that you are bound to repay and reward me again for it in time and in eternity, if you would keep your own honor, and be a just and truthful God. 221 more words

Martin Luther

Remove Christ from the Scriptures and there is nothing left.

Martin Luther


Boasting Before the Devil

It would be very much in order were we to employ such arrogance when addressing the devil and say, I have God’s Word and I know that with it I have accomplished much good–some I have instructed, others I have admonished, here I have helped some with charitable gifts; I know these to be good works in spite of the devil’s slander.  45 more words


The Tyranny of Should

I had someone tell me recently that she doesn’t do anything because she “should.” She has found that the healthiest way to be is to figure out what your body needs and then learn to listen to that. 735 more words

Family Life

Jesus is Better.

“And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. 949 more words


Luther on preaching

Here is the great leader of the Reformation, Martin Luther, encouraging a discouraged preacher. The advice stands for everyone. This is taken from the excellent biography on Luther by Roland Bainton, … 222 more words


God’s kindness through Christ

Martin Luther on never tiring of the gospel of God’s grace:

“People don’t earn God’s approval or receive life and salvation because of anything they’ve done. 258 more words

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