Martin Luther once said that "there is on earth no greater comfort than Baptism." What did he mean by that? Here is my answer to that question, using the baptism of Jesus as my guide.
There is on earth no greater comfort than Baptism.Martin Luther This is one of my favorite quotes from Martin Luther, and seems appropriate to share this week as we get ready to celebrate the Baptism of Our Lord in our worship services this Sunday. This quote is both reassuring to me and challenging to me.…
"Do not make Mary of stone," Martin Luther said to his congregation in a famous Christmas sermon. Here is a portion of that inspiring sermon.
Jesus has freed us from sin so that we can live the life we were always meant to live, the "whole, healed, put-together life." Here is my sermon on Romans 6:12-23.
The miracle of the ascension assures us that Jesus, seated at the right hand of God, will be us always. Here is my sermon on this paradoxical miracle.
The disciples on the road to Emmaus later reported how Jesus "had been made known to them in the breaking of the bread." How is Jesus made known to us when we can't break bread together?
Here are the prayers for Wednesday morning, from my booklet of weekly prayers, "Poems, Prayers, Psalms, and Promises."
"This life is not a being holy but a becoming holy," Martin Luther writes. But what does that mean? In this post, I ponder what it means to become holy, and how God helps us along the way.
If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.John 8:31-32 Today we celebrate this truth, the freeing truth of the Gospel, a truth which broke free again 502 years ago, when Martin Luther began the Reformation. The truth of the…